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Mexican Government denounced again in ILO for violating freedom of association

19 June, 2018Ten trade unions have denounced the Mexican government's serious and repeated cases of violations to ILO C87 on freedom of association.

Mexico's labour reforms set to bring greater union democracy

2 May, 2019The Mexican Senate has approved a new Labour Bill. While the new legislation will be a step forward for union democracy, it does not cover key issues such as outsourcing.

Global Labour University announces new Master programs

7 January, 2014The Global Labour University (GLU) invites trade unionists and labour activists to apply to its Masters programmes in ‘Labour Policies and Globalisation’ at the University of Kassel and the Berlin School of Economics and Law (Germany) and the newly launched Masters in ‘Labor and Global Workers’ Right’s’ at Penn State University (USA).

Building trade union power in Latin America

14 May, 2014“IndustriALL, IndustriALL, we are fighting for social justice!” chanted the more than 70 women delegates at the Latin America Regional Conference, as they applauded the plenary’s unanimous approval of a resolution to increase the women’s representation quota to 40% in IndustriALL structures, executive committee and leadership positions.

REPORT: Union leaders against all odds

2 December, 2014Women unionists working in traditionally male-dominated fields face discrimination on many levels. Discrimination for being in the minority at work, discrimination for being a unionist and discrimination within their own union for being a woman. On top of that, women in Latin America live in a predominantly patriarchal society.

Fatality at Gerdau plant in Uruguay

21 July, 2015Nery Alvarez was killed in a workplace accident at the Gerdau-Laisa steel plant in Uruguay on 14 July. IndustriALL Global Union extends its sincerest condolences to his family and colleagues.

VW workers declare indefinite strike against redundancies at Taubaté plant in Brazil

24 August, 2015On 17 August, Volkswagen announced that 100 workers are to lose their jobs at its plant in Taubaté, Brazil. Workers have responded by declaring an indefinite strike. IndustriALL Global Union offers its support and solidarity to the workers and calls on the company to negotiate in order to avoid an unwanted dispute.

Senate postpones vote on Petrobras bill due to lack of debate

2 July, 2015The Brazilian Senate met on 30 June to vote on bill PLS 131/2015 under the Senate’s urgent business procedure, when a bill goes directly to a plenary vote without being examined by technical committees. The bill would remove Petrobras’ exclusive rights to exploit the Pre-Salt oilfields. However, the Senate decided to postpone voting as it felt a more detailed debate was necessary.

Mexican mineworkers' leader blocked from attending Congress

18 June, 2012Napoleon Gomez, the elected leader of the Mexican mineworkers' union (Los Mineros) has been kept on the Interpol list by the Mexican government even though the Mexican courts have declared him innocent.

Solidaridad con los trabajadores colombianos de Mafylm

5 July, 2012A 150 trabajadores de Mafylm, contratista de Drummond, se les impidió el ingreso a la planta, Hace más de tres meses que los trabajadores luchan por un pliego petitorio y la empresa no respende.