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Save our steel!

18 February, 2016Thousands of steel workers marched in Brussels on 15 February to call on the European Commission to act on the increasing threat to their jobs posed by imports of cheap steel from China.

Solvay sets up global forum for better labour relations

12 March, 2015IndustriALL Global Union’s global framework agreement partner, Belgian-based chemicals company, Solvay, has taken the lead in labour relations in the chemical industry in forming a Global Forum with participation of union representatives from different continents.

Caterpillar plant closure threatens 2,200 Belgian jobs

2 September, 2016Caterpillar announced this morning that it will close its Belgian headquarters at Gosselies, Charleroi, in April 2017, and make all 2,200 workers redundant.

European action plan on the Bangladesh Accord on Fire & Building Safety

18 February, 2015On 12 February, more than 40 trade union representatives from the European garment and retail companies that have signed the Accord gathered in Brussels to discuss how they can provide concrete support and further protection for their colleagues in Bangladesh.

Solidarity visit by Belgian union to Zimbabwe’s electricity union

18 April, 2013Alfons De Potter, Vice-president of CSC Belgium visited Zewu to express solidarity for union leaders that have been dismissed by the state owned ultility Zesa and to hear of the union’s plans for the future.

Sector-wide collective agreements to counter workers’ problems in the chemical industry

25 June, 2015Following industry level bargaining in Germany’s chemical industry earlier this year, IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Belgium and Spain have concluded collective bargaining agreements for the chemical sector with important achievements.

IndustriALL and Solvay renew their global framework agreement for five years

3 February, 2017IndustriALL Global Union and Solvay have renewed their global framework agreement (GFA) for five years, reinforcing and adding commitments that provide the same basic labour and social rights to all Solvay employees at operations worldwide.

European unions protest against Ford plant closures

1 November, 2012Unions mobilize in response to Ford Motor Co.'s bitter news last week that almost 6,000 workers in Belgium and the UK are to lose their jobs in the coming years as part of its announced restructuring of European operations.

Threat of plant closure with major job losses

17 September, 2014400 workers stand to loose their jobs if Korean multinational Doosan closes its plant in Belgium.

National general strike in Belgium rejects austerity

16 December, 2014The largest industrial action in Belgium for 20 years was conducted jointly on 15 December by the country’s two union confederations, FGTB-ABVV and ACV-CSC. The historic general strike brought transport and businesses to a standstill as workers loudly protested against deep government austerity measures.