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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.

India: Cement unions call for improved health and safety in multinational corporations

10 April, 2018Indian cement sector affiliates of IndustriALL called for improved occupational health and safety (OHS) and social dialogue in multinational corporations (MNCs) and Indian cement units at a meeting in Mumbai on 7 and 8 April 2018.

Another worker killed at LafargeHolcim operation in India

29 January, 2018***UPDATE*** On 30 January, just few days after the killing of the contract worker Arun Singh at LafargeHolcim another similar incident happened again at the same factory. According to the union representative Vijay Thakre this time fortunately no worker was injured, but the incident poses serious doubts about effectiveness of health and safety policies of the company.

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.

IndustriALL welcomes nine new trade unions

7 December, 2017IndustriALL Global Union accepted the affiliation of nine new trade unions at the recent Executive Committee meeting held in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, in November. 

Saint-Gobain union network advances and promotes global dialogue with management

23 November, 2017Over 30 trade union representatives from 11 countries in the Saint-Gobain trade union network met in Paris in the headquarters of the IndustriALL affiliate CGT VERRE & CERAMIQUE on 21 and 22 November and discussed the status and developments in Saint-Gobain Group. The participants also met with a company corporate management representative.

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.

IndustriALL Global Union highlights struggles in materials industries

2 November, 2017IndustriALL Global Union prepared a special report analysing developments in the materials’ industries and describing union activities and campaigns over the last four years.

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.

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.