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Chemicals unions from across Latin America come together to coordinate their work

19 May, 2022IndustriALL's affiliate unions in the chemicals, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals and plastics sector met to plan their work for the year ahead and come up with coordinated regional policies and actions.

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.

CMPC union network highlights company's growth in Latin America region

24 April, 2022Workers in CMPC's Latin American and Caribbean union network highlighted the company's growth in the region since the Covid-19 pandemic during an online meeting. It is one of the oldest union networks within a major pulp and paper company.

Workers at Natura Brazil call for better working conditions

7 April, 2022The Químicos Unificados trade union, representing workers at Natura Brazil, brought activities to a standstill to press for better working conditions. Following the action, the company agreed to meet with the union and to improve the situation at the factory.

Peru ratifies ILO Convention 190

23 February, 2022Peru has become the fourth country in Latin America to ratify ILO Convention 190, after with Uruguay, Argentina and Ecuador, and the eleventh in the world. 

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.

Union win as DOW backtracks on decision to close plant in Argentina

21 October, 2021After two months of campaigning by workers, multinational DOW has gone back on its decision to close its plant in Puerto General San Martín, a closure where 4,000 jobs would have been lost.

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.

Farmindustria union in Peru signs first collective bargaining agreement

13 October, 2021After a 30-day strike, workers at Farmaindustria-Abbott International in Peru signed their first collective bargaining agreement on 4 October, achieving economic and social benefits as well as major improvements in working conditions for all.