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IG Metall commits to strengthen global agreements

15 June, 2015Some fifty union leaders and works council representatives of IndustriALL Global Union’s German affiliate IG Metall deeply discussed to make an evaluation over the existing global framework agreements (GFAs) that their union took the lead in negotiation and implementation.

Materials unions intensify global solidarity

18 November, 2013Around 80 union delegates of 18 countries from all continents representing glass, cement and ceramics workers attended IndustriALL’s World Conference for the Materials Industries in Bangkok, Thailand on 12-13 November to discuss a wide range issues.

IndustriALL Global Union signs two new Global Framework Agreements

13 December, 2013During the course of two days IndustriALL Global Union signed as many Global Framework Agreements (GFAs) with leading companies in the pulp and paper industry; SCA in Sweden and Norske Skog in Norway.

SPECIAL REPORT: Inditex and IndustriALL Global Union: Getting results from a global framework agreement

21 May, 2014The global framework agreement (GFA) between IndustriALL Global Union and the world’s largest fashion retailer, Inditex, stands as a model of a successful GFA for the rest of garment sector. Established in 2007, it has helped to reinstate workers expelled for being union activists, raise salaries and promote freedom of association in countries where unionization has traditionally been weak.

International Works Committee established at Indesit

29 November, 2012On 15 November unions and management of Italian-based producer of domestic appliances, Indesit, jointly established the Global Committee.

Aker GFA is extended with an indeterminate duration

20 December, 2012Fellesforbundet, Tekna, NITO, IndustriALL Global Union and Aker ASA will work together to secure implementation of GFA.

Electrolux imprisons then sacks workers in Thailand

17 January, 2013Refusing to negotiate with workers’ representatives, Electrolux management in Thailand locked up over 100 workers for 8 hours, including a pregnant woman, then sacked 127 workers including the local union president of the Rayong plant.

Ensuring that the Global Framework Agreement with H&M is effective

22 April, 2016The first meeting of the Bangladesh national monitoring committee was held in Dhaka on 21–22 April 2016 to discuss the implementation of the global framework agreement (GFA).

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

IndustriALL Global Union signs global framework agreement with Gamesa

18 February, 2015Gamesa, the Spanish wind turbine manufacturer, has signed a Global Framework Agreement covering social, labour and environmental issues with IndustriALL Global Union and its Spanish affiliates, CCOO Industry, MCA-UGT and FITAG-UGT.