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US Teamsters celebrate groundbreaking victory

3 September, 2023IndustriALL US affiliate, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, is celebrating a critical victory as the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) orders Cemex to engage in negotiations with the union, setting a groundbreaking precedent for organizing in the US.

Peru-based Laboratorios SMA SAC signs first collective bargaining agreement with union

25 August, 2023The national union of Laboratorios SMA SAC workers has signed its first collective bargaining agreement following a nationwide union campaign that received international backing. The new agreement provides for higher wages and other benefits.

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.

Goodyear workers in Mexico choose to be represented by an independent union

17 August, 2023899 Goodyear workers in the city of San Luis Potosí, Mexico, have voted to be represented by an independent union, celebrating a resounding victory after five years of struggle.

Ugandan unions sign MOU on social dialogue

15 August, 2023Boosting collective bargaining, improving working environments, upholding decent work, promoting social dialogue, and promoting trade union rights are some the principles of a social dialogue Memorandum of Understanding between the Federation Uganda Employers (FUE) and four Ugandan IndustriALL affiliates, which was signed on 10 July. 

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.

Niger: unions call for democracy, peace, stability and security

10 August, 2023On 26 July Niger’s democratically elected President Mohamed Bazoum was overthrown by his presidential guard.  General Abdourahamane Tchiani declared himself as head of state after the military seized power. Unions in Niger have called this military intervention in power as unconstitutional and undemocratic. 

South African workers march against socio-economic crisis

7 July, 2023South African workers fed up with corruption, crime, high levels of unemployment, rising inflation and gender-based violence downed tools yesterday in a national day of action on 6 July.  

South African union wins wage increases for leather workers

4 July, 2023To reinforce the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union’s (SACTWU) endless campaign for improving workers’ lives, the union’s leather negotiating team recently won above inflation wage increases in the general goods and handbags and footwear sectors.

Unionists demand all charges against jailed Belarusian trade union leaders be dropped

15 June, 2023Today global unions, trade union activists and delegates in attendance at the 111th International Labour Conference (ILC) in Geneva gathered at the Broken Chair to call for the immediate release of imprisoned Belarusian trade unionists and an end to the repression of workers’ rights.