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Unions bring workers’ demands to Holcim shareholder’s meeting

14 April, 2015On 13 April a noisy crowd of shouting and whistling workers and union activists gathered in front of Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland, where Holcim held its Annual general meeting (AGM) of shareholders.

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. 

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

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.

Another worker killed at LafargeHolcim operation in India

29 January, 2018***UPDATE*** On 30 January, just few days after the killing of the contract worker Arun Singh at LafargeHolcim another similar incident happened again at the same factory. According to the union representative Vijay Thakre this time fortunately no worker was injured, but the incident poses serious doubts about effectiveness of health and safety policies of the company.