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Hyundai’s union busting in Germany

3 July, 2020At the end of June, a German union member defended his rights as a worker, trade unionist and member of the works council at the Hyundai research and development centre, at the regional labour court in Frankfurt, Germany.

Fight for your rights!

16 June, 2020For eight years, Hyundai has tried to sack a German trade unionist. On 19 June, a German labour court will rule on the case.

Sub Sahara Africa automotive sector: potential to boost manufacturing and create decent jobs

15 June, 2020Multinational vehicle manufacturers currently setting up production plants in Angola, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa and other countries, are a clear indicator that there is potential to boost manufacturing for the sector in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA). With demand for vehicles slowing down in developed countries and growing in emerging economies, including SSA, there is an opportunity for the sector to grow to meet domestic demand.

Solidarity wins a great victory for autoworkers in Turkey

15 June, 2020Türk Metal is negotiating their first collective bargaining agreement with Bodo Bode Doğrusan and the union has fought hard to get to this stage. Pickets, rallies, actions, but especially national and international solidarity, brought the auto parts company to the negotiating table. 

Call for Expression of Interest - Research on new investments in the automotive sector in Sub-Saharan Africa

15 June, 2020How can trade unions trigger/initiate and support the creation of decent jobs based on sustainable industrial structures in Sub-Saharan Africa?

Global agreement with Renault must entail negotiation of restructuring

4 June, 2020The announcement last week that Renault is planning to cut almost 15,000 jobs has become a familiar occurrence in the auto industry, writes director Georg Leutert. But a precedent-setting agreement charts a way forward.

Union busting at Sunstar Engineering in Thailand

29 May, 2020Despite international pressure and action by global unions, workers’ rights are continuing to be violated in Thailand. Japanese automotive part manufacturer Sunstar Engineering has laid off union members, hiding behind the Covid-19 pandemic.

Nissan announces the closure of Catalan factories

28 May, 2020Nissan has today announced the closure of three factories in Barcelona, with the loss of 3,000 jobs and a further 20,000 jobs in the supply chain.

Strike at Nissan Spain over uncertain future

20 May, 2020Workers at two Nissan auto plants in Barcelona are on indefinite strike due to a lack of clarity about the future of Nissan operations in Spain.

Threat of job cuts at Volkswagen plant in Russia

20 May, 2020At Volkswagen’s plant in Kaluga, Russia, workers who voluntarily resign are offered five to six months wages. IndustriALL affiliate ITUWA, is advising members to wait until an official process to reduce jobs is in place, as it would be more beneficial for the workers.