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FUP Brazil takes action to defend Petrobras

23 June, 201614 June was a day of struggle for Brazil’s oil industry workers defending the state oil company Petrobras and the Pre-Salt oilfields. Workers have called on the general public to unite to resist and win the battle.

Brazil's trade union centres seek to further the country's development

26 July, 2018Brazil's seven trade union centres have come together to launch a "Priority Agenda for the Working Class", which includes recommendations on how to further the country's development. They are also organizing a national day against unemployment on 10 August.

Anglo American workers disappear in Brazil

2 April, 2013The deadly accident occurred around midnight on Wednesday 27 March and involved a floating quay on the River Amazon that the company uses to load iron ore from the nearby Santana mine.

Victory for 5,000 General Motors strikers in Brazil

3 March, 2015A six-day strike by more than 5,000 workers at General Motors in Brazil has resulted in a union victory, with the car manufacturer dropping plans to lay off 800 staff.

Senate postpones vote on Petrobras bill due to lack of debate

2 July, 2015The Brazilian Senate met on 30 June to vote on bill PLS 131/2015 under the Senate’s urgent business procedure, when a bill goes directly to a plenary vote without being examined by technical committees. The bill would remove Petrobras’ exclusive rights to exploit the Pre-Salt oilfields. However, the Senate decided to postpone voting as it felt a more detailed debate was necessary.

Victory for Foxconn workers in Brazil

29 September, 2014Workers at Foxconn’s second plant in Jundiaí, Brazil have succeeded in attaining the same salary and career opportunities as employees in the company’s other major plant in the city.

IndustriALL and BWI file OECD complaint against BHP Billiton and Vale

26 March, 2018IndustriALL Global Union and the Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) have filed a complaint against the British-Australian company, BHP Billiton, and Brazilian mining multinational, Vale S.A., under the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.

Pulp and paper sector makes plans to strengthen unions in Latin America

2 November, 2017More than 40 workers from the region’s pulp and paper sector met on 25-26 October in São Paulo, Brazil, to draft an action plan to strengthen trade unions in the sector.

Yazaki plant closure in Bahia, Brazil will make 1,200 workers redundant

15 July, 2014The Japanese auto parts company Yazaki plans to close its factory in Feira de Santana, Bahia, at the end of July. The Feira de Santana Metalworkers’ Union, together with CNM/CUT, both affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union, are campaigning to halt the closure and save the jobs of the factory’s 1,200 workers.

Unions back the auto agreement between Argentina and Brazil

20 June, 2014The agreement with Brazil will allow Argentina to help resolve the crisis in the auto industry. Unions affiliated to the CGT believe the agreement will boost the sector and create jobs.