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Uruguayan metal workers' union obtains shorter working week

23 November, 2023In a major victory for the union, IndustriALL affiliate in Uruguay, National Union of Metal and Allied Workers (UNTMRA), has managed to obtain a reduction in working hours.

Uruguay: unions campaign for shorter working hours

15 August, 2023Manufacturing unions in Uruguay, including several IndustriALL affiliates, have launched a campaign for shorter working hours, with rallies, tripartite negotiations and a parliamentary bill.

Argentina’s unions strike against Milei's economic reforms

29 January, 2024IndustriALL affiliates in Argentina held a general strike on 24 January in protest of the economic reforms proposed by far-right president Javier Milei. Unions worldwide supported the strike and called for solidarity.

Young trade union leaders strengthen union action through international exchange

25 July, 2023From 17 to 21 July, 24 young trade union leaders from South America participated in the third trade union exchange program at IG Metall's training center in Sprockhövel, Germany. The exchange emphasized the importance of collective struggle for better working conditions and the development of action plans to strengthen trade union organizations.

Latin American workers look to using due diligence to defend their rights

17 November, 2023IndustriALL affiliates in Latin America and the Caribbean met in São Paulo, Brazil, on 7 November to discuss how to use due diligence to defend workers’ rights throughout the supply chain.

Gunmen murder union leaders and workers in Honduras

5 July, 2023A group of gunmen murdered thirteen people in Honduras, including four union leaders and several workers from the Gildan plant in San Miguel. IndustriALL has strongly condemned the killings and has called for justice to be done without delay.

Two months of strike at Mexico’s Peñasquito mine

22 August, 2023For two months, a total of 2,000 workers from IndustriALL affiliate Los Mineros have been on strike at the Peñasquito mine in Zacatecas State, Mexico. Operations at the country's largest gold mine were halted in response to the company’s violations of several clauses of the collective bargaining agreement.

Hialpesa workers celebrate reinstatement of union leaders

13 September, 2023Workers at the Hialpesa textile factory in Peru are celebrating the reinstatement of a number of dismissed union leaders – a major victory for the union after four years of struggle.

Latin American workers demonstrate the strength of the paper sector

7 November, 2023Over 80 pulp and paper workers from Latin America and the Caribbean recently met in Brazil to determine the next steps in the project run by IndustriALL and Belgian union federation ACV-CSC BIE, aimed at strengthening the sector’s union networks.