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Unions bring workers’ demands to Holcim shareholder’s meeting

14 April, 2015On 13 April a noisy crowd of shouting and whistling workers and union activists gathered in front of Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland, where Holcim held its Annual general meeting (AGM) of shareholders.

At least seven people die under collapsing building in Bangladesh

13 March, 2015At least seven construction workers were killed after a warehouse with a roof under construction collapsed in Mongla, Bangladesh on 12 March.

Filipino government in dialogue with cement unions

6 March, 2015Labour ministry officials in the Philippines have been in dialogue with the country’s cement unions, recognizing them as social partners in the merger of cement giants Holcim and Lafarge, and aimed at preserving jobs.

Philippines: Lafarge-Holcim unions consolidate forces

12 February, 2015Anticipating the merger of the two cement giants Holcim Ltd. and Lafarge S.A., unions organizing employees from both companies in the Philippines join forces. The unions are voicing their demands for job security and the protection of freedom of association and collective bargaining.

Unions mobilize globally for workers’ rights at Holcim Lafarge

26 January, 2015Last week, on 15 January Lafarge and Holcim workers and their supporters in 30 countries organized a series of actions as part of a global campaign launched by IndustriALL Global Union, Building and Wood Workers International (BWI) and European Federation of Building and Woodworkers (EFBWW). 

Holcim, Lafarge unions protest merger of companies without workers’ rights

16 January, 2015Unions at cement giants Holcim and Lafarge are today launching a global campaign against the companies’ merger, which is moving forward without respect for workers’ rights.

Union campaign mounts pressure against Lafarge-Holcim

15 January, 2015On 15 January 2015 thousands of workers at Lafarge and Holcim cement plants in over 20 countries are mobilizing to send one strong message to the two largest cement companies in the world - “No merger without workers’ rights!” 

High time for Holcim and Lafarge to respect workers’ rights

8 January, 2015In 2014 the top two cement producers in the world, Holcim and Lafarge, announced their merger to be completed by mid-2015. The new company would employ some 130,000 workers and have a turnover of Euro 35 billion.

Philippine cement unions prepare for Holcim-Lafarge merger

9 December, 2014In preparation of the imminent merger of the two global cement giants Holcim and Lafarge, IndustriALL affiliated cement unions under the Philippine Cement Workers Council (PCWC) met last week to discuss strategic action.

Holcim-Lafarge: No merger without workers’ rights!

4 December, 2014As the merger of the two cement giants Holcim and Lafarge continues, workers are launching a global campaign to demand that workers’ rights are respected