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South East Asia cement workers prioritize organizing

9 June, 2021Around 35 cement sector union leaders  from Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam met online to discuss challenges faced in the industry.

LafargeHolcim, make a concrete commitment to workers’ rights!

3 May, 2021It is shameful that at a company producing concrete, a solid building material, workers’ interests and lives are falling through the cracks.

North America cement unions continue to build power

20 April, 2021Representatives of IndustriALL Global Union’s North American affiliates in the cement industry met to discuss labour issues, updating each other on collective bargaining, organizing campaigns and global trends in the industry, including how the pandemic  impacts workers.

Union in Georgia wins substantial wage increase

23 March, 2021A 20 per cent income increase for Ksani glass container factory workers has been achieved in the new four-year collective agreement.

Unions at LafargeHolcim pledge to intensify campaign

10 March, 2021The world union council of LafargeHolcim is calling on the cement giant to respect workers' rights, protect jobs, ensure workers' health and safety at work and drastically reduce precarious work.

Cement workers in North America move forward in solidarity

24 November, 2020IndustriALL North American affiliates organizing workers at multinational companies in the cement industry met online to discuss challenges in the industry.

CRH cement workers fight for justice and win

23 November, 2020After almost two months of lockout workers of Demix Béton, a Canadian subsidiary of cement multinational CRH represented by IndustriALL affiliate FIM-CSN union signed an agreement with their employer.

HeidelbergCement network commits to fight back new challenges

13 October, 2020About 40 participants from unions affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union and Building and Woodworkers International (BWI) met online to discuss developments and challenges for employees of German building materials multinational HeidelbergCement.

Indonesian union FSPMI condemns illegal dismissal at ceramic company PT Jui Shin

25 September, 2020The Federation of Indonesian Metal Workers' Union (FSPMI) condemns the illegal dismissal of 197 workers from PT Jui Shin Indonesia. The union demands that the company respect labour law and reinstate all workers with full back pay.

Workers’ rights and health are key issues for Indian cement unions

24 September, 2020The Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated challenges for Indian cement workers, including mounting job losses, the threat of infection at work, lack of medical support and a race to bottom with the intensification of precarious work.