In November 2018, General Motors announced its plans to close 7 plants: 4 in the U.S., one in Canada and 2 more in other countries.
13,800 dismissals are planned for the U.S. and Canada alone in order to save US$ 2.5 billion in 2019.
In Brazil, GM management blackmailed the workers threatening production discontinuity.
The plant in São José dos Campos was the most sensitive issue.
Due to the union strong opposition to concessions, the workers have better benefits.
GM managers presented 28 demands to union including broad outsourcing, longer working hours and the end of job security for injured workers. On February 1, a workers’ mass meeting rejected the demands.
After new round of bargaining, GM management reduced their demands to 10 which are similar to the contracts already in place for workers at other automakers’ plants.
In exchange R$ 5 billion will be invested in that plant along the next 3 years. On February 7, four thousand workers gathered in a mass meeting accepted the agreement. The lessons of this dispute show that workers must stand together nationally and internationally to fight back and keep their rights. Otherwise the bosses will be able to get concessions from the working class.
Furthermore, behind this permanent threat to both jobs and labor rights is capitalism.
CSP-Conlutas stands for socialism internationally as only workers’ power will provide proper living for all humanity.
Model of motion against Embraer mass layoff
For the immediate reinstatement of all those dismissed
Embraer fires 2,500 workers unilaterally amidst the pandemic
The VDPs were not negotiated as well. The company only presented the program, without accepting any alternatives
To face a pandemic, Union demands stoppage at Embraer in Portugal and USA
We have toaims to preserve the lives of workers in the face of the advancing pandemic of the coronavirus.
Trade Union Warns Embraer Customers on Work Conditions in their Plants
Since 2018, company refuses to renew labor rights under CCT
It wasn’t an accident! It was a massacre!
Most of the press is treating the occurrence like an “accident.” We know that it wasn’t.
Boeing and Embraer refuse to ensure rights granted by the Labor Collective Agreement
This is serious for an aircraft manufacturer responsible for the flight safety of thousands of people
Embraer Workers received Solidarity from Boeing Union Aerospace Workers
Motion also reveals Boeing anti-union stand against employees
Motion to Repudiate Police Crackdown on Embraer Strikers
The Riot Police violent attack against the striking workers at Embraer deserves condemnation.
Sao Paulo State Military Police (PMSP) attacked the picket line forcing the strike at Embraer to be suspended
Faced with police brutality, the Union itself has recommended the suspension