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Democratic trade unions in Mexico can become reality

25 May, 2022Mexico’s labour law reform from 2019 opens the way to true labour relations, the chance to establish new and democratic unions and therefore improves the basis for freedom of association. The new collective agreement signed between the National Independent Trade Union of Automotive Workers of Mexico (SINTTIA) and US car giant General Motors on 10 May is a testament to that - but the road ahead is long.

Mexico to host the World Social Forum: “Another world is possible”

25 April, 2022A new edition of the World Social Forum will be held in Mexico from 1 to 6 May. The event will provide movements, organizations and trade unions affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union with a strategic space for coming together and taking joint action.

Ground-breaking victory for independent union at GM plant in Mexico

3 February, 2022Ninety per cent of the 6,232 workers at General Motors’ plant in Silao in Mexico have cast their votes to elect new union representatives. With an overwhelming majority – 76 per cent – SINTTIA won, leading the way for democratic unions in Mexico in the wake of the country’s labour reform.

Workers at General Motors, Mexico, elect new union representatives

1 February, 2022Today and tomorrow, around 7,000 workers at General Motors' Silao plant in Mexico will elect new union representatives, who will then negotiate a fresh collective bargaining agreement with the company.

Electrolux workers reach agreements in Chile and Mexico

4 November, 2021Following intense campaigning for employees illegally dismissed during the pandemic, Electrolux workers in Chile and Mexico, have reached agreements. This is thanks to the dialogue between IndustriALL, Swedish unions and the company.

Workers at General Motors' Silao plant condemn threats after elections

13 October, 2021The vote to scrap the collective agreement controlled by the Miguel Trujillo López union, affiliated to the business-friendly Confederation of Mexican Workers (CTM), has resulted in threats and harassment of the workers supporting the new, independent union.

Independent union next for workers at General Motors' Silao plant

2 September, 2021Workers at General Motors plant in Silao, Mexico, have formed a new union – the national union of automotive workers, SINTTIA. The union will seek to represent GM workers and negotiate a new collective employment agreement.

Workers at General Motors' Silao plant secure historic win

23 August, 2021On 17 and 18 August, workers at the General Motors (GM) plant in Silao, Mexico, voted against the current collective bargaining agreement, which since 2008 has been controlled by Tereso Medina, general secretary of the Miguel Trujillo López union, affiliated to the business-friendly Confederation of Mexican Workers (CTM).

Global union support for General Motors workers in Mexico

4 June, 2021Mexican union federation FESIIAAAN held a press conference with representatives of IndustriALL and unions in Brazil, Canada and the US, showing support for General Motors (GM) workers in Mexico, who are fighting for a new collective employment agreement that is not an employer protection contract.

IndustriALL demands justice for the victims of the Pasta de Conchos disaster

23 February, 2021Friday 19 February marked the 15th anniversary of the Pasta de Conchos tragedy in which 65 workers were killed at the Grupo Mexico mine. IndustriALL is demanding justice for the victims. It is also calling for the bodies of 63 workers still buried underground to be recovered.