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Union busting at Sunstar Engineering in Thailand

29 May, 2020Despite international pressure and action by global unions, workers’ rights are continuing to be violated in Thailand. Japanese automotive part manufacturer Sunstar Engineering has laid off union members, hiding behind the Covid-19 pandemic.

Nissan announces the closure of Catalan factories

28 May, 2020Nissan has today announced the closure of three factories in Barcelona, with the loss of 3,000 jobs and a further 20,000 jobs in the supply chain.

Strike at Nissan Spain over uncertain future

20 May, 2020Workers at two Nissan auto plants in Barcelona are on indefinite strike due to a lack of clarity about the future of Nissan operations in Spain.

Threat of job cuts at Volkswagen plant in Russia

20 May, 2020At Volkswagen’s plant in Kaluga, Russia, workers who voluntarily resign are offered five to six months wages. IndustriALL affiliate ITUWA, is advising members to wait until an official process to reduce jobs is in place, as it would be more beneficial for the workers.

Finding new ways to fight back

15 May, 2020Even during the best of times, going on strike can be difficult. Even more so after your local area is hit by tornados and the Covid-19 outbreak. But despite all the obstacles, in April, members of UAW Local 1407 stood united and fought for a fair contract at Cummins Filtration in Cookeville, Tennessee.

Malaysian unions fight for workers during lockdown

3 April, 2020Trade unions in Malaysia have lodged complaints over factories remaining open during the lockdown, jeopardizing workers’ health and safety.

Union president fired in Serbia

19 March, 2020Local union president, Dalibor Antanasijević, has been harassed for his union work and subsequently dismissed from his job at auto supplier Magna Seating in Serbia.

Major unions join high-level transport symposium in South Africa

27 February, 2020Being organized and working together is how we make the biggest impact, said IndustriALL general secretary Valter Sanches at a transport symposium in Johannesburg, South Africa, focusing on how to appeal to the 76 percent of transport workers in the country that are unorganized.

Precarious workers occupy Honda factory in India

28 November, 2019A thousand precarious workers at Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) occupied the factory in Manesar for two weeks in November to demand regular employment contracts and compensation for retrenched workers.

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.