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The IndustriALL Global Union Automotive Working Group meeting in Pretoria, South Africa 1-3 November, made up of 70 delegates from 15 countries, exchanged information on technological changes in the automotive sector, discussed how to organize along value chains and to effectively fight precarious work.
Japanese-owned auto parts manufacturer engages in brutal crackdown after workers form union.
Indian automotive unions met in Chennai on 21 – 23 September to discuss social dialogue, precarious work, building union network and improving health and safety.
With just a month to go before 7 October, when IndustriALL Global Union takes a stand against precarious work, we take a look at the epic battle fought by IndustriALL affiliate, the Korean Metal Workers’ Union (KMWU) at Hyundai Motor Company.
After an intense anti-union campaign of threats, intimidation and misinformation, IndustriALL Global Union affiliate the UAW has lost an election to form a union at Nissan’s plant in Canton, Mississippi, USA, by a 2,244 votes to 1,307.
Two thousand striking workers at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' (FCA) plant in Serbia – FCA Srbija – have suceeded in gaining a 9.5 per cent pay increase and keeping their annual bonus, amongst other gains, in a deal signed between Fiat and Serbian trade unions on 25 July.
More than 250 new jobs will be created at Mercedes-Benz Untertürkheim plant, as battery production is added as new product group.
Despite the union winning a lawsuit against Russia’s largest car manufacturer AvtoVAZ, 1,100 workers have yet to receive their compensation for three years’ work in harmful conditions.
In the face of anti-union management, workers at Nissan’s plant in Canton, Mississippi, have fought for more than ten years for the right to organize. This week, workers filed for a union election, with the assistance from United Autoworkers.
Workers at the factory of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Serbian subsidiary FCA Srbija in Kragujevac are on strike over excessive workload and low wages.
The Works Council at the major supplying site of Mercedes-Benz in Untertürkheim will not allow any overtime as of 1 July 2017.
Following labour violations at the Renault Oyak plant in Bursa, Turkey, major Swedish bank SEB has blacklisted the French auto manufacturer, referring to events in February last year when local management used police to forcefully remove protestors.
IndustriALL affiliate in South Africa, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa), is demanding a fair deal for the 1,500 strong workforce after General Motors announced its disinvestment from the country by the end of 2017.
IndustriALL Global Union affiliate the Interregional Trade Union "Workers Association" (ITUWA) has initiated mass lawsuits by employees against the management of the company AvtoVAZ. 180 workers are seeking financial compensation for harmful working conditions,which was not paid for several years.
Automotive and aerospace unions from the Union Marocaine du Travail (UMT) federation met in Casablanca, Morocco, on 18-19 and 23-24 March 2017 and unanimously decided to set up a national metal federation to build power and better advance workers’ rights and interests.
A series of eight 24 hour strikes at factories making engines and the iconic Mini and Rolls-Royce cars will start on Wednesday 19 April.
On 18 March, the Gurgaon district court delivered its sentencing for the 31 Maruti Suzuki workers, sentencing 13 union officials to life imprisonment. To express their dissent against the judgment, workers in six different Maruti Suzuki plants downed their tools for one hour on 20 March.
Three months of intensive collective bargaining at the Volkswagen plant in Kaluga in Russia resulted in a renegotiated collective agreement at the end of February 2017.
On 10 March the Gurgaon district court delivered the judgment on the case on violence at Maruti Suzuki Manesar plant. The court acquitted 117 workers while 31, including all union office bearers, were found guilty.
IndustriALL Global Union together with industriAll Europe renewed its global agreement with French automotive company, the PSA Group, for the second time on 7 March.
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