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Holcim-Lafarge: No merger without workers’ rights!

4 December, 2014As the merger of the two cement giants Holcim and Lafarge continues, workers are launching a global campaign to demand that workers’ rights are respected

Unions mobilize globally for workers’ rights at Holcim Lafarge

26 January, 2015Last week, on 15 January Lafarge and Holcim workers and their supporters in 30 countries organized a series of actions as part of a global campaign launched by IndustriALL Global Union, Building and Wood Workers International (BWI) and European Federation of Building and Woodworkers (EFBWW). 

US, Canadian and Mexican cement unions strengthen cooperation in multinational cement corporations

15 November, 2018On 14 November 2018, 30 representatives from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in Canada and the USA, the United Steelworkers (USW) in Canada and the USA, and the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers in Canada and the USA, met with representatives from Los Mineros from Mexico in order to improve networking and coordination in multinational cement corporations.

Workers raise their anger against complacency of LafargeHolcim

23 June, 2015Over 60 delegates representing workers of the two merging leading cement multinationals, Lafarge and Holcim from, all continents, gathered on 16 and 17 June in Egerkingen, Switzerland, discussed challenges and negative consequences faced by the workforce during and after the mega-merger process.

BWI, IndustriALL Global Union and Lafarge sign a new Global Framework Agreement

21 May, 2013In 2013, the Global Union Federations of Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) and IndustriALL Global Union decide to sign a new Global Framework Agreement with Lafarge on corporate soci

LafargeHolcim locks out and illegally replaces workers in Canada

9 November, 2016LafargeHolcim management in British Columbia, Canada, has locked out approximately 70 members of the United Steelworkers, USW Local 816, since 17 October at the Texada Quarrying Ltd. limestone mine.

Lockout at LafargeHolcim Texada in Canada ends with agreement

9 March, 2017Members of IndustriALL affiliate United Steelworkers(USW) Local 816, locked out by LafargeHolcim in Canada at the Texada Island limestone mine since 17 October 2016, have reached an agreement.

Filipino government in dialogue with cement unions

6 March, 2015Labour ministry officials in the Philippines have been in dialogue with the country’s cement unions, recognizing them as social partners in the merger of cement giants Holcim and Lafarge, and aimed at preserving jobs.

“Hidup Buruh!” say Indonesian cement unions fighting for workers’ rights

13 February, 201640 union leaders representing workers of LafargeHolcim and Indocement (HeidelbergCement) in Indonesia stand up for workers’ rights in both groups. The union activists are adamant in strengthening their unions’ organizing efforts and include also outsourced and contract workers in a strong trade union movement in the cement sector in Indonesia.

India: Two workers killed in Ambuja cement plant in Chattisgarh

20 September, 2017On 17 September 2017 two contract workers were killed in a horrific accident at the Ambuja cement plant of the LafargeHolcim group at Bhatapara in the state of Chhattisgarh, India.