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Canadian union blockades GM HQ to protest plant closure

24 January, 2019Members of IndustriALL Global Union affiliate Unifor formed a blockade outside General Motors’ (GM) headquarters in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada on 23 January 2019 to protest the company’s plan to shut the local assembly plant.

Fiat Chrysler and CNHi must increase dialogue with unions

16 July, 2019Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and CNHi must increase consultation with trade unions as the automotive industry undergoes massive change, demanded IndustriALL Global Union affiliates at a meeting in Canada. The trade unions also called on FCA to reinstate over 100 workers at its Teksid plant in Mexico.

CAW and CEP on path to create new union

30 August, 2012Nearly 1,000 delegates of Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) voted in favour of creating a new union with the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers’ (CEP) union of Canada at the CAW convention in Toronto on 22 August.

Tenaris Brazil reverses dismissals after strike

5 June, 2019Workers at Tenaris Confab in Brazil began strike action on 20 May after the steel-pipe producer fired 25 workers. As a result, the company reversed the dismissals a day later and agreed to negotiate with the union on the workers’ future.

Towards the creation of a national metal federation in Morocco

12 May, 2017Automotive and aerospace unions from the Union Marocaine du Travail (UMT) federation met in Casablanca, Morocco, on 18-19 and 23-24 March 2017 and unanimously decided to set up a national metal federation to build power and better advance workers’ rights and interests.

South African metalworkers win 35% wage increase

16 September, 2016NUMSA has concluded a negotiation with car makers for a 35 per cent wage increase over three years.

Nearly 50,000 UAW workers strike at General Motors in US

18 September, 2019Almost 50,000 UAW members have stopped work in more than 50 General Motors plants across the US in the largest strike in the country’s auto sector in over a decade.

UAW loses election at VW Chattanooga by narrow margin

18 June, 2019Just as in 2014, right wing politicians, pressure groups, the company and union busting law firms invested all they could to prevent IndustriALL affiliate UAW from winning the union elections at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA.

Mutual support organising US VW plant

19 September, 2013All plants of the German auto manufacturer Volkswagen worldwide are unionised and have a Workers' Representative System. Efforts are turned to the only outstanding plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Unprotected strike at Mercedes-Benz South Africa

28 May, 2013A three day unprotected strike ended at Mercedes Benz with workers returning to work while the Numsa takes up their issues through negotiations.