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On 17 August, Volkswagen announced that 100 workers are to lose their jobs at its plant in Taubaté, Brazil. Workers have responded by declaring an indefinite strike. IndustriALL Global Union offers its support and solidarity to the workers and calls on the company to negotiate in order to avoid an unwanted dispute.
After countless delays and obstacles, a long-awaited union certification election at Honda Mexico looks set to go ahead.
Legal action concerning the four-year old dispute over collective bargaining rights at Honda’s plant in Mexico has still not been resolved and the company continues with its anti-trade union policy, which includes victimizing union members.
Harnessing global solidarity and ensuring better coordination to change the rules of the game in Mexico’s booming auto industry, was the main goal of a workshop organized in early July by IndustriALL Global Union with the support of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES).
The strike at the Mercedes Benz plant in Brazil in protest at 500 dismissals continues and support is growing for the striking workers. Leaders of the chemicals and other sectors showed their solidarity by attending the workers’ camp on 25 June.
Widespread strong labour unrest in large auto and supplier factories in several cities of Turkey, particularly in Bursa, known as the capital of the auto industry, brings significant gains and commitments from employers for workers.
The Special Board 15 of the Federal Conciliation and Arbitration Board (JFCA) has ruled that Arneses y Accesorios de México must reinstate and provide back pay to four workers unfairly dismissed in December 2012. They were dismissed for denouncing the CTM collective bargaining agreement made behind the backs of the workers.
At the MENA Conference in Beirut, IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in the auto and supplier sectors came together in a meeting on the 21 April to reinforce cooperation among each other.
IndustriALL Global Union signs an amendment to strengthen the participation of workers’ representatives from outside Europe in the Renault Group Works Council and to establish a single status for all.
A workshop on Global Framework Agreements (GFAs) as a tool to be used in Russia was held on 23-24 April 2015 in Moscow region for unions of the Russian automotive industry.
On the occasion of the eleventh ordinary National Congress and celebration of the sixtieth anniversary of the establishment of the largest Moroccan national center UMT, Union Marocaine du Travail, on 20 and 21 March 2015 in Casablanca, IndustriALL Global Union intensifies its active work in the country with its seven current, and a series of potential, affiliates.
As the 60-day postponement period following a Cabinet Decree to ban the metal industry strike ends, the fundamental right to strike is still far from reality in Turkey.
The ABC Metalworkers’ Union has signed agreements with motor manufacturers Toyota and Ford guaranteeing workers’ jobs at two major plants in São Paolo state, Brazil.
IndustriALL Global Union affiliated Japanese metalworkers’ unions achieved the largest annual wage increase in 16 years in their 2015 Spring Offensive. The Japanese metalworkers submit demands on wages and working conditions every February, and engage in collective bargaining.
In the recent development of Maruti Suzuki Manesar case, 81 workers were granted bail by a local court in Haryana. The workers had been in jail since July 2012 on charges of violence and murder of a company manager.
Metal unions in the Philippines are to target suppliers of multinational companies that are violating workers’ rights in the country.
A six-day strike by more than 5,000 workers at General Motors in Brazil has resulted in a union victory, with the car manufacturer dropping plans to lay off 800 staff.
An important legal victory for the ITUWA this week set a precedent in the fight against precarious temporary contracts in the region’s auto-industry.
Lesotho Johnson Controls has unfairly dismissed 50 workers at the end of January 2015, all of whom are members of IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the National Union of Textile (Nutex), raising concerns that trade union rights as well as labour rights are being violated.
Nissan Motor Company has refused a US government offer of mediation to resolve a longstanding dispute with the United Auto Workers (UAW) and IndustriALL Global Union over the company’s anti-union practices in the United States. The State Department-based US National Contact Point (NCP) for the OECD Guidelines said on Friday “the issues raised by UAW and IndustriALL are material and substantiated and merit further examination.”
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