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“A great worker is behind every major brand”

25 October, 2012As part of its decent work campaign, the CNM/CUT (Brazil) and the UAW (United States, Canada and Puerto Rico) are conducting a survey into decent work from a stand at the International Automobile Trade Show in Brazil. This historic initiative aims to raise awareness among consumers attending this global auto industry event.

Two workers die in explosion at Usiquímica

13 September, 2012The explosion of a tank of hydrofluoric acid has claimed two lives and injured ten workers in Guarulhos, Brazil. The cause of the explosion is still being investigated. The union is demanding that the guilty parties are punished.

Number of fatalities rises to ten at Gerdau's Brazil plant

16 October, 2017Another worker has died as a result of negligence at Gerdau's Ouro Branco plant in Brazil, bringing the total number of fatalities to ten in less than one year.

John Deere global union network discusses future of social dialogue

8 November, 2021On 2 November, 30 trade union representatives from John Deere operations in Europe, Brazil and the US met online to discuss the economic and collective bargaining situation in the company worldwide and develop joint strategies for future social dialog with the company. Participants were eager to hear the latest news regarding the CBA conflict and strike movement in the USA in general, but at Deere in specific.

Ford workers in Brazil seek alternative ways to protect jobs

22 February, 2021Ford workers are looking for alternative ways to protect their jobs and have agreed to begin talks with the US carmaker’s global management team. They are also looking into the possibility of introducing a bill to nationalize Ford’s operations in Brazil.

Victims of Brumadinho disaster call for settlement with Vale to be overturned

16 February, 2021Mining company Vale and the Minas Gerais state government have reached a settlement over the tragedy that took place two years ago in Brumadinho, Brazil. But affected communities say they were left out of the negotiations and are petitioning the Federal Supreme Court to overturn the agreement.

Brazil: Paper industry union president murdered

28 November, 2014Ozano Pereira da Silva, 77, president of the Guarulhos, Aruja and Itaquaquecetuba Union of Paper Industry Workers, was strangled at the union office.

IndustriALL and IUF join BWI and demand a “Red Card” for FIFA

13 June, 2014As the world geared up for the start of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, IndustriALL Global Union joined global federations IUF and BWI in a protest action at the International Labour Conference (ILC) in Geneva, which ran from 28 May to 12 June.

Workers recount impact of outsourcing in Brazil

27 July, 2016An IndustriALL Global Union study of precarious workers in Brazil has highlighted the financial, psychological and physical costs of outsourcing on workers’ lives and families, in a country where outsourced workers represent 27 per cent (around 13 million) of the workforce in the formal sector.

Rio de Janeiro calling – A luta continua!

29 June, 2016In October, more than 1,000 union leaders from all five continents will gather to Rio de Janeiro for the second congress of IndustriALL Global Union, to take a number of important decisions, but also to show our support for Brazilian unions.