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Ceramic workers strike in Suez

6 March, 2014The strike by 6,000 workers at Ceramica Cleopatra has entered its second week as workers demand the reinstatement of 23 dismissed workers as well as improved terms and conditions of employment.

Saint-Gobain trade union network sets a milestone for global solidarity

25 November, 2016From 23-24 November 2016, more than 30 workers’ representatives and trade union officials of Saint-Gobain, met in Paris, France. Participants from three continents discussed work related issues in the industrial group, including the necessity for an improved social dialogue at the corporate level at Saint-Gobain. 

United States: Imerys locks out Montana talc workers

13 September, 2018Thirty-five members of Boilermakers Local D239 in Three Forks, Montana, have been locked out of an Imerys talc plant since 2 August 2018, after rejecting the company’s contract proposal to slash benefits and undermine working conditions. Among other demands, the company wants to freeze defined benefit pensions, end health care benefits for future retirees and gut established seniority protections.

Lafarge

25 May, 2012The agreement contains essential labour rights principles, mentions trading partners, subcontractors and suppliers and establishes a process to review and implement the agreement in all Lafarge worksites.

Workers’ rights must be respected in HeidelbergCement’s takeover of Italcementi

18 November, 2015IndustriALL Global Union joins the European Works Councils (EWCs) of HeidelbergCement and Italcementi to demand that the companies’ employees are involved and consulted throughout the acquisition process.

Turkish glass workers win large increase after unprecedented action

12 June, 2017Glass workers at Şişecam factories in Turkey have signed a collective agreement that includes a good wage increase after staging work-ins at nine factories.

Ongoing strike at Fletcher Insulation, Australia

4 May, 2017The strike at Fletcher Insulation Australia’s Dandenong site in Victoria has now reached over 70 days, and is continuing.

Achieving gender equality in male dominated sectors

19 October, 2018On 16-17 October, IndustriALL affiliates from across the world met in Cape Town, South Africa, to develop strategies for achieving gender equality in the mining, base metals, materials and energy sectors.

South East Asia cement unions call for sustainable future

19 July, 2018Trade union representatives from cement unions in Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines came together in Padang, Indonesia on 16 and 17 July - on the eve of the fifth Congress of Indonesian cement union FSP-ISI, held on the 18th and 19th – to reinforce their networking.

Peru: Manufacturing unions facing up to the challenge

8 January, 2019Peru is a bastion of orthodox neoliberalism, where institutions are weak and economic growth is all that matters. But IndustriALL Global Union affiliates (FENAIP, FETRIMAP and FNTTP) are fighting back. They recently agreed to form a national council in order to work closely together, and have planned a series of joint activities as part of a project funded by Union to Union. The two unions in the manufacturing industry are making gains for workers’ rights.