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Union activist dismissed illegally in Russia

25 October, 2012Dmitry Khokhlov, an assembly line operator at Benteler, VW supplier in Kaluga, Russia, was dismissed illegally. Khokhlov is a deputy president of the ITUA local at the plant.

Korean workers stage protest against Hyundai

25 October, 2012Two workers climbed a pylon and remain there at the Hyundai Motor plant in Ulsan on 17 October protesting against the company’s failure to recognise the permanent status of employees even after a positive Supreme Court decision.

Los Mineros challenge election results at PKC Mexico

25 October, 2012Los Mineros of Mexico achieved an impressive proportion of the workers’ ballot at Finnish auto parts multinational PKC, narrowly losing to protection union CTM after three months of vicious intimidation and threats in complicity with PKC management.

Ford workers in Russia ready for strike

20 June, 2013The Interregional Trade Union of Autoworkers (ITUA) scheduled a strike on 24 June at Ford in Vsevolozhsk, Russia, over the issues of wages and working conditions.

Strike season heats up in South Africa’s auto sector

15 August, 2013National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) members at BMW have been on strike since Thursday 8 August on substantive issues, whilst a national strike across South Africa’s auto sector looms as wage negotiations deadlock.

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.

IndustriALL supporting striking Motorcycle workers in Pune, India

18 July, 2013Bajaj Auto workers in the Chakan Plant, Pune are now in their fourth week of “Work Stoppage” calling for decent employment conditions in a new collective agreement. The 1,500 employees, including 600 contract, temporary and 'earn-and-learn' trainees have the full support of IndustriALL Global Union.

Indian Maruti Suzuki workers fight on

22 July, 2013Mass rallies are being conducted in solidarity with the jailed 147 Maruti Suzuki workers in Manesar, India. Local Haryana government deployed 1,000 police to outnumber 500 peaceful protesters on 18 July.

FIOM representatives are back at FIAT

4 September, 2013Long lasting discrimination of the IndustriALL Italian affiliate FIOM-CGIL has come to an end at FIAT.

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.