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Sao Paulo and Osasco seamstresses win historic agreement

13 July, 2012The new collective agreement obliges 7,000 companies in São Paulo to provide ergonomic chairs for workers.

FUP Women’s Network at Petrobras meets in Salvador

2 May, 2014The Brazilian oil workers’ union FUP has a women’s network and collective at Petrobras. On 25 – 27 April they met for the second time in Salvador. The meeting was held against the background of right wing attacks against the national oil company Petrobras, attacks which are multiplying in the election year. The conference was attended by around 60 women.

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.

IndustriALL condemns the coup against democracy in Brazil

3 September, 2016IndustriALL Global Union condemns the coup against democracy in Brazil on 31 August, when the Brazilian Senate removed President Dilma Rousseff from office without presenting evidence that she has committed a crime and ignored people’s support for her.

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. 

Hundreds gather for anniversary of mine catastrophe in Brazil

7 November, 2016On 5 November, over 800 people, including a delegation from IndustriALL, BHP unions from Australia, Brazil, Chile and Colombia, gathered along with representatives from social movements in the ghost town of Bento Rodriguez to demand justice for those affected by and punishment for those responsible for the dam collapse in 2015.

CUT youth in Brazil discuss racial equality

4 November, 2015Forty young workers from the industrial sector met on 22-24 October to discuss racial equality. The movement needs to pursue this issue in order to promote equality and reduce discrimination.

Latin American unions condemn the rise of precarious work at General Motors

20 August, 2019On 13 August, workers from General Motors plants across Latin America met in São Paulo, Brazil, to discuss and take action against workforce casualization within the firm.

IndustriALL in solidarity with CNM/CUT after attack

26 November, 2015The offices of the National Confederation of Metalworkers (CNM-CUT) in Brazil, an IndustriALL affiliate, were attacked on 25 November. IndustriALL abhors the violence and expresses its solidarity with the workers.