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LafargeHolcim: Final step taken towards Global Framework Agreement

13 July, 2017On 12 July 2017, LafargeHolcim and global unions, IndustriALL and BWI, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Zurich, as final step towards a Global Framework Agreement (GFA). The MoU is a prelude to the GFA, reaffirming the commitment to a comprehensive agreement, to be signed later this year.

New cement giant LafargeHolcim ignores the voice of employees

18 June, 2015More than 60 delegates representing workers of two merging cement multinationals Lafarge and Holcim from all continents gathered on 16 and 17 June in Egerkingen, Switzerland to discuss challenges and consequences faced by the workforce during and after the mega-merger process.

India: fighting precarious work in the cement industry

8 July, 2015On 1 July a rally was organized by IndustriALL Global Union affiliate “Pragatisheel Cement Shramik Sangh” (Progressive Cement Workers Union) or PCSS for the redeployment and rehabilitation of more than 1000 cement workers in India.

Workers mobilize globally against LafargeHolcim human rights’ violations

6 December, 2016Workers at LafargeHolcim are holding a global day of action in advance of the 10 December International Human Rights Day to draw attention to the world’s largest cement maker’s widespread violations of workers’ rights.

Let’s talk about Holcim

6 November, 2014Watch this IndustriALL video about the violations committed in India by the world’s largest cement producer, Holcim. 

Cement unions commit to reinforce organizing in the Philippines

18 February, 2016Having come together for a workshop on 13 – 14  February in Manila, Philippines, cement unions developed a national plan on organizing and recruiting of cement workers and precarious workers in the sector. 

LafargeHolcim message heard “Workers’ rights are human rights”

15 December, 2016LafargeHolcim workers, shop stewards, works councils and trade unions across the globe held actions on the occasion of International Human Rights Day on 10 December demanding the cement giant LafargeHolcim to respect human rights.

Global Unions and LafargeHolcim to develop Global Framework Agreement

2 February, 2017Global 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.

USW cement workers in Canada reach agreement with LafargeHolcim

11 May, 2016After several months of struggle and a three-month strike, cement workers at LafargeHolcim in Saint-Constant, Canada have won the battle in a conflict with the multinational cement producer.

Lafarge and Holcim workers mobilize for health and safety

30 April, 2015Lafarge and Holcim, the world’s biggest players in the cement industry preparing to merge, have been struck by mobilizations and actions of workers and their unions across the globe.