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IndustriALL and Mexican miners’ union condemn deaths of five miners at Grupo Mexico mine

17 February, 2014Just a few days before the anniversary of the industrial homicide at Pasta de Conchos in 2006, when 65 miners lost their life, five more died on Wednesday 12 February at the San Luis de Potosí mine, when the cage carrying the men plunged 750 metres down a lift shaft.

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.

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.

Industry bargaining for living wages

18 August, 2015As pressure is increasing on multinational corporations (MNCs) to account for violations of workers’ rights in their global supply chains, trade unions are identifying how MNCs’ own sourcing practices lead to these violations and developing new models of cooperation to change them. IndustriALL is working with major clothing brands in a process known as ACT to create a system that can increase wages in a sustainable and enforceable way.

Kenyan unions prioritize organizing

11 August, 2015Affiliates in Kenya and the Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU) pledged support for the project on aimed at organizing, addressing precarious work and advocating for better occupational health and safety.

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.

Textile and garment industry director needed at IndustriALL

30 June, 2015IndustriALL Global Union is looking for a Director to cover the textile, garment, shoe and leather industry. ​​​

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.

Human rights heroes band together to form IndustriALL Global Union

14 June, 2012A new global union to fight for human rights of working people will be founded on June 19 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Unionized labour produces IndustriALL Congress t-shirts and bags

19 June, 2012Workers organized by the South African Clothing and Textile Workers Union (SACTWU) and employed at a Mazpah clothing factory in Cape Town have produced the t-shirts and bags for IndustriALL’s founding Congress.