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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.

Cement workers locked out three hours after strike starts

14 October, 2020Management of Demix Béton, Canadian subsidiary of cement multinational CRH, locked out workers three hours after they went on strike over wage increase.  

Unions urge LafargeHolcim: "No feast in a time of plague!"

12 May, 2020The international and European unions representing LafargeHolcim workers around the world urged the company’s shareholders, ahead of the annual general meeting (AGM), “to prioritize the protection of employment, income and the health and safety of all those who work for them worldwide” in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Workers mobilize globally against LafargeHolcim human rights’ violations

6 December, 2016Workers at LafargeHolcim are holding a global day of action in advance of the 10 December International Human Rights Day to draw attention to the world’s largest cement maker’s widespread violations of workers’ rights.

Precarious work and safety key concerns for LafargeHolcim unions in India

19 January, 2017Precarious work and health and safety topped the list of concerns at a meeting of IndustriALL Global Union affiliates at LafargeHolcim cement plants in India from 16-17 January 2017.

India: fighting precarious work in the cement industry

8 July, 2015On 1 July a rally was organized by IndustriALL Global Union affiliate “Pragatisheel Cement Shramik Sangh” (Progressive Cement Workers Union) or PCSS for the redeployment and rehabilitation of more than 1000 cement workers in India.

New cement giant LafargeHolcim ignores the voice of employees

18 June, 2015More than 60 delegates representing workers of two merging cement multinationals Lafarge and Holcim from all continents gathered on 16 and 17 June in Egerkingen, Switzerland to discuss challenges and consequences faced by the workforce during and after the mega-merger process.

Over 200 workers protest at Holcim’s AGM

18 April, 2013Workers from all over Europe were outside Holcim’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Switzerland, in protest against the Europe-wide job cuts and plant closures at Holcim sites.

Set Edi Iriawadi Free!

16 May, 2013Indonesian cement worker, Edi Iriawadi, was imprisoned after taking action to protect workers at Indocement Tunggal Prakarsa plant, which is part of the Heidelberg Cement Group, from intruders that entered the factory in September 2012. IndustriALL demands that Indonesian authorities and the company stop these violations.

Cement unions commit to reinforce organizing in the Philippines

18 February, 2016Having come together for a workshop on 13 – 14  February in Manila, Philippines, cement unions developed a national plan on organizing and recruiting of cement workers and precarious workers in the sector.