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German unions stand up to Continental

30 September, 2020Demonstrations on 29 and 23 September, brought thousands to the streets of Hannover and Aachen as IndustriALL affiliates IG Metall and IG BCE protested against Continental’s decision to close plants in Germany. The tyre and auto parts giant plans to slash up to 13,000 jobs in the country, starting with 1,800 in Aachen.

Hyundai’s union busting in Germany

3 July, 2020At the end of June, a German union member defended his rights as a worker, trade unionist and member of the works council at the Hyundai research and development centre, at the regional labour court in Frankfurt, Germany.

Fight for your rights!

16 June, 2020For eight years, Hyundai has tried to sack a German trade unionist. On 19 June, a German labour court will rule on the case.

ThyssenKrupp unions urge company to keep elevator business

16 January, 2020The thyssenkrupp Elevator Group Works Council has written to the management of the troubled firmed urging them not to completely sell off the elevator business to raise funds.

German auto workers demand Just Transition

28 November, 2019Workers in the auto supply chain in the German state of Baden-Württemberg are demonstrating against industry plans to deal with technological change by cutting jobs and conditions.

German supermarket Lidl joins ACT

19 November, 2019By signing the ACT MoU with IndustriALL Global Union in November 2019, Lidl became the first German discounter to commit to ensuring living wages in its garment and footwear supply chain through freedom of association, collective bargaining and responsible purchasing practices.

Global dialogue gains traction in Berlin

12 November, 2019Representatives from 16 multinational companies and 14 trade unions from across the world met in Berlin on 8 November for IndustriALL Global Union’s conference on corporate social responsibility and labour relations.

Fresenius Global Union Alliance demands an end to workers' rights abuses

25 September, 2019The Fresenius Global Union Alliance, representing more than 50 unions around the world, is standing together to expose workers’ rights abuses at the German healthcare giant. 

Engineering the future: mechanical engineering unions confront challenges

16 September, 2019Almost 90 delegates from 19 countries across the world met in Stuttgart, Germany, from 11 - 13 September for the mechanical engineering sector world conference.

Workers at Riva steel on strike for four months

13 September, 2019In one the other longest labour disputes in German history, 130 workers at two steel plants in southwest Germany have been on strike since 11 June.