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Holcim and Lafarge workers prepare for global mobilization

23 April, 2015Workers of Holcim and Lafarge on all continents are preparing to champion their health and safety rights to a prominent position within the new cement giant created through the merger of Holcim and Lafarge.

Holcim, Lafarge unions protest merger of companies without workers’ rights

16 January, 2015Unions at cement giants Holcim and Lafarge are today launching a global campaign against the companies’ merger, which is moving forward without respect for workers’ rights.

Philippines: Lafarge-Holcim unions consolidate forces

12 February, 2015Anticipating the merger of the two cement giants Holcim Ltd. and Lafarge S.A., unions organizing employees from both companies in the Philippines join forces. The unions are voicing their demands for job security and the protection of freedom of association and collective bargaining.

Five cement workers killed at Ambuja-Holcim in India

1 February, 2013IndustriALL Global Union affiliated cement contract workers trade union PCSS in India reported a deadly accident on 31 January that killed five workers in Bhatapara, Chhattisgarh India.

Workers at LafargeHolcim demand good, safe jobs

13 October, 2015On 7 October, the World Day for Decent Work, unions at LafargeHolcim demanded that the construction materials giant stop using precarious labour and quit putting profits before workers’ lives.

India: cement unions determined to protect precarious workers

8 February, 2016IndustriALL’s Indian cement unions have agreed to make organizing precarious workers a priority, following a workshop held in New Delhi from 3 to 5 February 2016. 

Union campaign mounts pressure against Lafarge-Holcim

15 January, 2015On 15 January 2015 thousands of workers at Lafarge and Holcim cement plants in over 20 countries are mobilizing to send one strong message to the two largest cement companies in the world - “No merger without workers’ rights!” 

LafargeHolcim contract workers achieve fair settlement in India

4 February, 2016After years of struggle, Indian cement union, PCSS, has reached a fair settlement for over 1,000 contract workers at Holcim (now LafargeHolcim). 

Global unions demand social dialogue with LafargeHolcim

7 April, 2016IndustriALL Global Union is teaming up with sister organizations, the Building and Wood Workers International (BWI) and the European Federation of Building and Woodworkers (EFBWW), to launch an online petition calling on LafargeHolcim to respect workers’ rights and improve health and safety jointly with the trade unions .

Holcim has to take responsibility for workers

9 October, 2013Holcim trade union network meets in Belgium and discusses joint strategies to answer Holcim’s attempt to generate 1.5 billion CHF (1.2 billion Euros) extra-profits on the back of their workers.