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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

Goodyear treads on UK workers with plant closure

25 June, 2015US-based global tyre-maker Goodyear has announced plans to close its only UK factory in Wolverhampton, with all 330 workers likely to lose their jobs.

Brazil unions show solidarity with Mercedes Benz workers

30 June, 2015The strike at the Mercedes Benz plant in Brazil in protest at 500 dismissals continues and support is growing for the striking workers. Leaders of the chemicals and other sectors showed their solidarity by attending the workers’ camp on 25 June.

Labour dispute resolved at ThyssenKrupp in Italy

19 December, 2014Unity and determination from Italian unions has brought an end to one of the longest and most difficult labour disputes at Acciai Speciali Terni (AST), a steel factory owned by the multinational German group, ThyssenKrupp, located in Umbria, Italy.

Workplace accident finally recognized

16 December, 2014For the last 13 years, distressed Colombian worker Rubén Montoya has been battling with Sura Insurance Company and Tenaris Tubo Caribe to get a pension and other benefits following a workplace accident leaving him unable to work. A settlement was finally made early December.

ThyssenKrupp imposes cuts at the expense of the weak at AST Terni

26 February, 2015The Italian trade unions CGIL, CISL and UIL are ready to start a labour dispute in Umbria, Italy at ThyssenKrupp’s Terni facility if the company continues its policy of marginalizing the most vulnerable temporary workforce.

Ontario government opens inquiry into 18-month strike at Crown Holdings

17 March, 2015IndustriALL Global Union joins its North American affiliate, the United Steelworkers (USW), in welcoming the decision of the Ontario Government to open an inquiry into an 18-month strike over wages and conditions at Crown Holdings in Toronto.

NUM strike upholds rights at Northam Platinum

22 January, 2015A 6-day strike by 5,000 members of South Africa’s National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) at Northam Platinum ended on 20 January after workers’ accepted a draft memorandum of understanding developed with management.  

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). 

Right to strike hits home in Mexico

20 February, 2015In Mexico, the day of action on the right to strike on 18 February held a special significance for independent unions.