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Unions back the auto agreement between Argentina and Brazil

20 June, 2014The agreement with Brazil will allow Argentina to help resolve the crisis in the auto industry. Unions affiliated to the CGT believe the agreement will boost the sector and create jobs.

Yazaki plant closure in Bahia, Brazil will make 1,200 workers redundant

15 July, 2014The Japanese auto parts company Yazaki plans to close its factory in Feira de Santana, Bahia, at the end of July. The Feira de Santana Metalworkers’ Union, together with CNM/CUT, both affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union, are campaigning to halt the closure and save the jobs of the factory’s 1,200 workers.

VW workers declare indefinite strike against redundancies at Taubaté plant in Brazil

24 August, 2015On 17 August, Volkswagen announced that 100 workers are to lose their jobs at its plant in Taubaté, Brazil. Workers have responded by declaring an indefinite strike. IndustriALL Global Union offers its support and solidarity to the workers and calls on the company to negotiate in order to avoid an unwanted dispute.

Renault Works Council goes truly global

29 April, 2015IndustriALL Global Union signs an amendment to strengthen the participation of workers’ representatives from outside Europe in the Renault Group Works Council and to establish a single status for all.

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.

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. 

IG Metall sets work-life balance precedent with major victory

6 February, 2018German affiliate to IndustriALL Global Union, IG Metall, has won a victory in the metal and automotive sectors that sets a precedent for workers’ right to determine their work-life balance.

Exedy India workers protest against lockout and suspensions

22 February, 2018450 union bearers and workers at Exedy India Clutch in Bengaluru, have been locked out following a breakdown in discussions on welfare measures. In response, the workers went on hunger strike on 19 February.

UK: GKN workers urge government to stop debt-fuelled takeover bid

1 March, 2018GKN workers travelled from across England to the Houses of Parliament to demand that Theresa May’s government stop the debt fuelled takeover of one of the UK’s oldest companies.

Serbia: Three week strike at FIAT ends

28 July, 2017Two thousand striking workers at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' (FCA) plant in Serbia – FCA Srbija – have suceeded in gaining a 9.5 per cent pay increase and keeping their annual bonus, amongst other gains, in a deal signed between Fiat and Serbian trade unions on 25 July.