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The world’s most powerful aerospace unions met in Paris, France, for an IndustriALL Global Union network meeting on 19 and 20 June 2017.
Hard-won gains by unions are under attack around the world. During two days in Geneva, IndustriALL’s Executive Committee discussed union wins and challenges ahead, as well as the importance of fighting together for more power.
Textile and garment union affiliates of IndustriALL Global Union met in Tunisia and Morocco to further develop key organizing objectives and put into action their sectorial organizing plans.
IndustriALL Global Union together with industriAll Europe renewed its global agreement with French automotive company, the PSA Group, for the second time on 7 March.
Tomorrow, IndustriALL Global Union will renew its global framework agreement with the PSA Group; the first one was signed in 2006 and has a clear commitment to international core labour standards.
70 shop stewards from IndustriALL Indonesian affiliate FSP ISI at one of the biggest cement plants in the world, Citeureup, met for a training organized by IndustriALL Global Union on 1 March.
As discussions on a potential acquisition of Opel/Vauxhall by the PSA Group continue, IG Metall and the Opel/Vauxhall European Works Council met with representatives from the French car manufacturer on 20 February.
New guidelines aiming to transform risk assessment in the garment and footwear sector have been launched by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), in Paris on 8 February.
IndustriALL Global Union and Solvay have renewed their global framework agreement (GFA) for five years, reinforcing and adding commitments that provide the same basic labour and social rights to all Solvay employees at operations worldwide.
Global trade unions represented by IndustriALL Global Union and Building and Wood Worker's International (BWI) met with representatives of LafargeHolcim on 23 January 2017 to launch the process for developing a Global Framework Agreement.
The Global Framework Agreement signed in March 2015 between ThyssenKrupp, German affiliate IG Metall, the company Works Council and IndustriALL Global Union was awarded the silver medal at Germany’s “Works Council Day” on November 2016 in Bonn, Germany.
Today, IndustriALL Global Union and Tchibo signed a global framework agreement in Hamburg, empowering workers and unions at Non Food supplier companies of Tchibo to bargain collectively on wages, social benefits and working hours in their companies and across the industry.
The GFA between Norsk Hydro, IndustriALL, and two Norwegian affiliates Fellesforbundet and IndustriEnergi covers numerous provisions on workers’ rights and conditions. The GFA was signed in March 2011 and renewed in September 2016.
Representatives of unions and management from the French company EDF met in Paris to revive the GFA, officially called “Worldwide Corporate Social Responsibility Agreement”.
The ENEL Global Works Council met in Rome in July 2016 to raise issues from ENEL sites around the world, and develop the renewal of the global framework agreement which will expire.
IndustriALL Global Union and Italian energy giant Eni have renewed their global framework agreement, with improved rights for 33,000 direct employees in 65 countries including a world works council.
The agreement arose from a Protocol on Industrial Relations entered into between ENI management and Italian trade unions FILCEA, FEMCA and IULCEM in June 2001. This protocol established procedures for dialogue on the socio-economic impact of the company's activities across the globe and respect for human and trade union rights as contained in the ILO Core Conventions.
Jyrki Raina addressed the International Labour Conference 2016 in Geneva in the context of the discussion on decent work in supply chains. He joined the global union movement in calling for new standards to address labour rights violations in supply chains of multinational companies.
On 26 April 2016 union representatives met with Total company management in Paris, France to discuss further implementation and monitoring of the global framework agreement between IndustriALL and French-based energy giant Total signed in January 2015.
Global Framework Agreements
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