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Indian auto unions prepare for technological transformation

18 September, 2019Indian and international auto union representatives gathered at Chennai for a two-day workshop on 14-15 September to take stock of the technological transformation in the sector and share trade union responses.

BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto workers in Chile on 24 hour strikes

24 September, 2014Workers at Escondida, the world’s biggest copper mine, stopped work on 22 and 24 September in support of demands for improved working conditions.

Facing the challenges to sustainable industrial policy

4 November, 2014Since the Arab Spring in 2010, trade unions in Tunisia have worked with the government and political parties to maintain stabililty and to avoid the violence experienced in neighboring countries. Yet unions have not played a strong role in policy-making, labour legislation is not enforced and it does not serve the workers' interests. 

UAW and VW one step closer to recognition

13 November, 2014After several years of campaigning to organize the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, UAW is supported by a majority of workers. Now the company opens a formal dialogue with the union.

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!” 

Workers around the globe demand Lafarge and Holcim improve occupational safety

28 April, 2015Over the last four years, 295 workers have lost their lives while working for Lafarge and Holcim.

Renault Works Council goes truly global

29 April, 2015IndustriALL Global Union signs an amendment to strengthen the participation of workers’ representatives from outside Europe in the Renault Group Works Council and to establish a single status for all.

Strengthening the bargaining power of cement unions in South East Asia

1 March, 2017Sixty cement union leaders and activists from Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines came together at the Citeureup (Indocement/HeidelbergCement) plant in Indonesia for an IndustriALL Global Union regional meeting on 27 and 28 February to improve the situation of workers in the cement sector.

Global unions advocate a strong dialogue with LafargeHolcim

4 May, 2017IndustriALL Global Union and sister organization Building and Wood Workers International (BWI) attended the annual shareholders meeting of LafargeHolcim on 3 May 2017, demanding tangible progress in negotiations of the Global Framework Agreement (GFA).

OECD launches guidelines for garment and footwear sector

10 February, 2017New guidelines aiming to transform risk assessment in the garment and footwear sector have been launched by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), in Paris on 8 February.