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Global dialogue needed at Deere and Caterpillar

18 July, 2019Union leaders representing workers at worldwide operations of both Deere & Company and Caterpillar repeated their call on the multinational machinery-makers to engage in social dialogue on a global level at meetings in Detroit, USA.

US locomotive workers strike to defend CBA after merger

2 March, 20191,700 members of United Electrical (UE) in Erie, Pennsylvania, USA, are taking strike action to defend to defend their collective agreement as GE plant is sold.

Strong union presence in renewables is key to future

12 December, 2018IndustriALL Global Union affiliates from the mechanical engineering sector met in Gothenburg, Sweden, on 10 and 11 December 2018 to explore organizing in the rapidly growing renewables sector.

Iranian court sentences 15 HEPCO workers to prison and flogging for striking

7 November, 2018Fifteen employees of the Heavy Equipment Production Company (HEPCO) have been sentenced to prison and flogging after striking over unpaid wages.

SKF IndustriALL world union council drives discussion about Industry 4.0, flexibility and health and safety

9 October, 2018From 2-4 October, more than 40 delegates and observers from 20 countries met in the historical site Lingotto in Turin and discussed shared issues in SKF facilities worldwide.

IndustriALL creates a ‘macro sector’ for manufacturing industries

21 August, 2018Fifty trade union leaders from the ‘macro sector’ of manufacturing industries across Latin American and the Caribbean met for the first time from 13 to 15 August in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Their aim was to discuss the future world of work and come up with joint initiatives.

Solidarity works – Orona elevator workers in Norway conclude agreement

2 August, 2018Norwegian elevator constructors’ union who went on strike when their employer Orona, a multinational lift producing and maintenance company based in Spain, refused to negotiate a collective agreement, has won an important victory.

GEA management concedes to talks after strike at Italian plant

12 July, 2018GEA management from Germany has agreed to attend talks with trade unions and local government officials in Italy over plans by the company to sell its oil and gas refrigeration division in Castel Maggiore. 

Caterpillar Union Network shows solidarity with Japanese brothers and sisters

28 June, 2018Caterpillar global union network held its annual meeting in Sagamihara, Japan, where the plant will be closed end of July 2018, and confirms global solidarity to make Caterpillar a better company with stronger trade unions.

Machinists strike continues in West Virginia, USA

10 May, 2018A strike by workers at Tecnocap SpA in Glen Dale, West Virginia, is entering its second month, as the company refuses to bargain with IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM).