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Regional paper and cellulose sector aims to form federation

2 August, 2016More than 30 leaders of trade unions in the Latin American paper and cellulose industry shared ideas on forming a federation that would help to build networks and strengthen the industry in the region.

Executive Committee united ahead of Congress

4 October, 2016Gathering in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the IndustriALL Global Union 2nd Congress, IndustriALL’s Executive Committee united on key proposals at a meeting on the eve of the big event.

IndustriALL Global Union elects new leadership

6 October, 2016IndustriALL Global Union, which represents 50 million workers, has elected new leadership at its 2nd world Congress taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

Strike at Volvo Brazil ends with worker victory

4 June, 2015Workers at Volvo Brazil have ended the longest strike in the company’s history. An agreement on pay and on job security was finally reached on 1 June, ending a 24-day strike that was called in response to company threats to dismiss workers.  

Finding new ways to fight back

15 May, 2020Even during the best of times, going on strike can be difficult. Even more so after your local area is hit by tornados and the Covid-19 outbreak. But despite all the obstacles, in April, members of UAW Local 1407 stood united and fought for a fair contract at Cummins Filtration in Cookeville, Tennessee.

Union federations create IndustriALL Brazil

19 November, 2020Union federations CUT and Força Sindical have joined forces to create IndustriALL Brazil, bringing together 10 million workers from different manufacturing sectors.

Unions approve agreement to save jobs at Volkswagen Brazil

21 September, 2020Unions at the four Volkswagen plants in Brazil have negotiated a collective agreement safeguarding jobs for five years, as well as setting out further investments and a voluntary layoff package.

Brazilian metalworkers sign agreement with TK Elevator

28 July, 2022Metalworkers' unions in Brazil signed a national agreement with TK Elevator that establishes that, employeesof the company, throughout the country will be able to receive Profit Sharing (PLR) fairly distributed.

Brazil's unions hold march against high interest rates

4 August, 2023On 1 and 2 August, political activists and members of Brazil's union groups and social movements held demonstrations against high interest rates and to defend industrial policy, employment, income, and workers’ rights.

IndustriALL Hyundai/Kia trade union network – a platform for global solidarity

8 June, 2021When the IndustriALL Hyundai/Kia trade union network met on 17-18 May, the question if ILO core labour standards will ultimately lead to transnational social dialogue at the Korean automaker was discussed.