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North America Cement Network meets in Canada for the first time

29 September, 2017Representatives from US and Canadian cement unions met on 26 September 2017 in Toronto, Canada with IndustriALL Global Union, in order to deepen their cooperation in the cement sector in North America.

IndustriALL affiliates demand respect for workers’ rights in the materials industries

8 November, 2017Over 60 delegates from 21 unions representing glass, ceramics and cement workers in 16 countries from all continents came to Bremen, Germany on 2 and 3 November 2017 for the World Conference of the Materials Industries.

Unions outraged over LafargeHolcim’s sudden u-turn on global commitments

10 January, 2018Global and national unions representing LafargeHolcim workers worldwide express their outrage over the company’s unilateral decision to back down from its signature of a global framework agreement designed to build positive industrial relations throughout the company.

Unions demand LafargeHolcim keeps its word and respects workers’ lives

8 May, 2018Unions protested outside Swiss company LafargeHolcim’s annual shareholders meeting near Zurich today, demanding that the cement giant keeps its word and signs a global framework agreement safeguarding workers’ rights at its operations worldwide.

First global network at Saint-Gobain is created

29 October, 2015At a meeting in Paris on 27 – 28 October, trade unions from France, Belgium, Thailand, Brazil, Indonesia and India committed to create a global union network in French multi-sectorial multinational company (MNC) Saint-Gobain.

Let’s talk about Holcim

6 November, 2014Watch this IndustriALL video about the violations committed in India by the world’s largest cement producer, Holcim. 

Union wins agreement at Saint-Gobain subsidiary

30 January, 2019After a twelve-day strike, Turkish union Kristal-İş has signed a collective bargaining agreement with İzocam, which includes major benefits, extra paid leave, increased allowances and a significant wage increase.

Trade unions start network at building materials multinational CRH

2 April, 2019Some 30 union representatives and activists from all over Europe came to Dublin, Ireland, on 26 and 27 March 2019, and formed a trade union network to improve social dialogue at the Irish building materials and cement multinational company, CRH. Global unions IndustriALL and Building and Woodworkers International (BWI) also participated.

During his visit to Uruguay, unions call on the Mexican president to respect freedom of association

31 January, 2013Representatives of the Uruguayan union central, PIT-CNT, IndustriALL Global Union and UNI Americas delivered a letter addressed to the Mexican president at the Mexican Embassy in Uruguay, anticipating the president’s official visit to Uruguay, and calling on him to intervene to settle labour disputes in Mexico.

Fletcher Insulation workers vow to continue fight for fair contract

30 March, 2017Members of the Australian Workers’ Union (AWU) at Fletcher Insulation near Melbourne, Australia, have vowed to continue a five-week work stoppage at the manufacturing plant.