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Workers at Daimler in Germany fight for their future jobs

29 June, 2017The Works Council at the major supplying site of Mercedes-Benz in Untertürkheim will not allow any overtime as of 1 July 2017.

Fight for future jobs pays off

18 July, 2017More than 250 new jobs will be created at Mercedes-Benz Untertürkheim plant, as battery production is added as new product group.

Unity, resistance and determination bring great victory to Turkish metalworkers

30 January, 2018Despite their strike being banned by the government, Turkish metalworkers have won a wage increase of almost 25 per cent as part of a new collective agreement.

Turkey: Metal industry strike banned by the Government

26 January, 2018Is the right to strike still in place in Turkey? The answer is clearly NO. A strike of 130,000 workers at 179 workplaces across the metal sector in Turkey, including all major multinational companies, scheduled to begin on 2 February 2018, has been banned by the Government on the grounds of being “prejudicial to national security”.

India: Bajaj Auto workers take action against management delaying tactics

31 January, 2018Protesting against unfair terminations and the intransigence of the Bajaj Auto management in collective bargaining negotiations, the union launched an indefinite hunger strike on 29 January in Pune.

Democratic unions in Mexico declare new alliance

26 April, 2018Six independent trade unions representing workers in automotive, auto parts, logistics, rubber and aerospace in Mexico will form an alliance to build democratic unions in the country and ensure workers have the right to join genuine unions of their choice.

Win for Bajaj Auto workers in India

5 February, 2018On 2 February, the Bajaj Auto Workers union reached a breakthrough in negotiations with management and ended the indefinite hunger strike launched four days earlier.

Indian auto unions resolve to fight precarious work

9 May, 2018Precarious work is deeply rooted in India’s automotive industry. Almost every major auto company in the country employs large numbers of precarious workers with low wages, poor working conditions and workers lack job security.

Indian auto and garment workers move to strengthen union power

2 August, 2018IndustriALL South Asia Office organized consecutive workshops for auto sector workers on 28-29 July, and for garment workers on 26-27 July in Chennai, focusing on strengthening union power.

Court rules compensation for dismissed autoworkers in Malaysia

29 October, 2018The industrial court of Malaysia has ruled in October in favour of workers who will be paid MYR1.1 million (US$265,000 US) of their wages retroactively since their dismissal in August 2013. All are members of IndustriALL’s Malaysian affiliate, the National Union of Transport Equipment & Allied Industries Union (NUTEAIW).