Gerdau Workers' World Council
The Gerdau Workers' World Council, composed of trade union representatives from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Chile, the U.S., Spain and Peru, are working together to defend the rights and improve health and safety for Gerdau employees around the world.
The Council condemns violations of workers' rights whenever and wherever they occur, taking action around the world in solidarity with each other.
The Council's main focus is demanding company recognition of the Council, negotiating an International Framework Agreement, and establishing a joint global health and safety committee.
This international workers' memorial day, the global union networks at Gerdau and Tenaris will remember those that have died, been injured or suffered ill health as a result of work and demand that occupational health and safety be one of the highest priorities at their companies.Apr 19, 2012
At the end of last week workers of the Gerdau plant in Cota, Colombia decided to form their own union. They made a formal demand to the Minister of Labour and informed Gerdau of their intention to start bargaining a collective agreement. The management responded with hostility.Oct 06, 2011