8 November, 2016Unions around the world are organizing a global day of action at LafargeHolcim on 9 December to demand that management respect workers’ rights.
Since Lafarge and Holcim merged last year, dozens of workers have died, precarious work has increased, the company has recklessly restructured and management has broken promises to reach a global agreement for a positive relationship with unions.
Unions from around the world at LafargeHolcim meeting in October in France demanded that management change its approach. They decided to organize a global day of action around the time of Human Rights Day to send the message that workers’ rights are human rights and LafargeHolcim must respect them.
On 9 December, unions at LafargeHolcim worksites around the world will organize demonstrations, hold membership meetings, contact the press, and distribute flyers.
The more unions that participate in this global day of action, the more pressure is put on LafargeHolcim to respect workers’ rights. All participation is vital, so let’s get ready,
says Matthias Hartwich, IndustriALL director for materials industries.