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Flawed justice undermines hopes of working people in Brazil

17 September, 2018For the first time since the military dictatorship of 1964-1985, Brazil is slipping back into a dark era of arbitrary rule amid attempts to abuse the legal system and protect the corrupt elites who were behind the parliamentary coup and impeachment of the legitimately elected president, Dilma Rousseff in 2016.

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.

Workers ask Brazilian senator to mediate in dispute over union recognition at Nissan

14 April, 2016After hearing evidence on Nissan’s anti-union practices in the USA, Senator Paulo Paim agreed to ask the Nissan CEO to allow unionisation of the plant.

Active young unionists at IndustriALL Congress

7 October, 2016With music, dance and concrete proposals youth participated at IndustriALL´s 2nd Congress in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Unions at Tenaris take action on Mexico

10 February, 2013Unions at Tenaris plants will be handing out leaflets on workers' rights in Mexico on the days of action 18 to 24 February 2013.

Gerdau workers demand safe work

21 February, 2013More than 600 workers stopped production at the Gerdau plant in São Leopoldo for more than 2 hours on 19 February, demanding action after a severe workplace injury occurred on 16 February.

Ford Brazil fined for outsourcing

7 March, 2013Ford Brazil has been fined R$400 million (US$200 million) for illegal outsourcing at its Tatuí plant, in the interior of Sao Paulo state, where it has a development centre and a test track.

50,000 Brazilians march for labour rights

7 March, 2013The march organized by Brazil's trade union centres and social movements highlighted the need to strengthen the internal market in order to make progress on pay, employment and labour rights.

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.

"Petrobras: Be accountable, continue as ours", demands union movement

5 March, 2015IndustriALL Global Union joins and supports its Brazilian affiliates in their current struggle to keep oil giant Petrobras accountable in public hands. Amid deep scandal and crisis, the unions say: charge those guilty of corruption, but Petrobras is ours.