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What is a Global Framework Agreement?

6 March, 2017Tomorrow, IndustriALL Global Union will renew its global framework agreement with the PSA Group; the first one was signed in 2006 and has a clear commitment to international core labour standards. 

BMW workers in the UK announce strike action over pensions threat

7 April, 2017A series of eight 24 hour strikes at factories making engines and the iconic Mini and Rolls-Royce cars will start on Wednesday 19 April.

Brazilian metalworkers protest against Nissan

14 November, 2016Unions took to the auto show in São Paulo, Brazil, on 10 November to protest against Nissan’s anti-trade union practices and bad working conditions at their plant in Mississippi, USA.

World’s auto unions meet in Toronto

20 October, 2015Some 65 trade union members from 19 countries representing workers at all the world’s auto companies met in Toronto, Canada for the annual meeting of the Automotive Working Group from 13 to 15 October. 

Mexican Honda union loses hard-fought election

19 October, 2015The independent Honda workers union of Mexico (STUHM) was dealt a bitter blow on Thursday after being narrowly defeated in an election marred by serious irregularities.

Honda workers meet in Mexico City

16 October, 2013On 30 September to 3 October an Automotive Industry Meeting was held jointly by IndustriALL Global Union and FES Mexico in Mexico City. After the meeting IndustriALL’s Fernando Lopes, Helmut Lense and Suzanna Miller facilitated a meeting between the high- level representatives from JAW and Honda Unions in Japan, and two representatives from the independent Honda Workers Union (STUHM) from the Jalisco plant in Mexico.

Nissan workers denied right to organize

23 October, 2013Ten-hour shifts, removed pensions, low pay, and forced to work nights and weekends. Add to that implicit threats of closure of the factory or pay decrease when workers voice their desire to form a union. This is the reality of workers at the Nissan plant in Canton, Mississippi.

Japanese metalworkers secured the biggest pay rise since 1999

20 March, 2014The 2014 yearly wage bargaining Spring Labor Offensive by the Japanese metalworkers’ unions achieved reasonable results.

Support Amnesty International campaign for jailed Korean trade union leader

18 March, 2014Korean trade union leader and human rights defender Kim Jungwoo risks receiving a further prison sentence at an appeal hearing on 4 April. In jail since June 2013 for protesting in support of dismissed workers and their families, fears are mounting that he will be given a heavier sentence by Seoul High Court as part of a continued crackdown on trade unionists.

US Nissan workers seek fair union election

26 November, 2012Launched at the LabourStart conference in Sydney on 26 November, 3,000 workers at Nissan’s assembly plant in Canton, Mississippi, USA are campaigning for a fair union election and an end to Nissan’s fear and intimidation tactics.