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150,000 people came to London on 20 October 2012 to participate in union-organized actions against austerity imposed by the government.
Two unions in Canada, CEP and CAW, are planning to join their forces and create the largest new union in the private sector of Canada, representing the collective interests of 300,000 workers in 22 economic sectors.
The Siemens Workers’ Union in India is fighting against de-unionization and the other labour issues that they have been facing over the years. The union expects the GFA and Trade Union Network of Siemens will be the key to defend the workers’ rights and interests.
Thousands of workers gathered on 22 September in Bern, Switzerland demanding the industrial sector be saved. Four local unions called for the strengthening of the collective labour agreement (CLA) and secure jobs.
Birlesik Metal-Is achieved a victory in the long running dispute at MAS-DAF with a court decision on 15 June stating that the dismissal of 104 Birlesik Metal-Is members in April 2011 was unjustified.
SKF unions challenge flexibility measures
Voestalpine workers in Yarcevo, Smolensk area, Russia, took an extreme step in the ongoing industrial dispute: 12 out of 18 field engineers resigned collectively, while simultaneously putting forward a list of demands to the management. According to the workers, this is the only way to stop the persistent degradation of working conditions.
In the run-up to the bargaining round in the metal and mining industry, IndustriALL’s Austrian affiliate PRO-GE and the Non-Manual Workers’ Unions in the private sector GPA-DJP are calling on their members to mobilize and fight with all means for a joint collective agreement.
Birlesik Metal-Is secured the reinstatement of unfairly dismissed union members on 9 August 2012 at FCMP TR Metal, a screw-machining and assembly plant, which is part of French-based FCMP Développement.
Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) union have been on strike at a Caterpillar plant in Illinois, USA since 1 May, 2012 rejecting deep contract concessions at a time when business is booming.
Two new ITUA locals were created in Russia, one at Komatsu truck plant in Yaroslavl and the other at VLANAKS, GM and Chevrolet supplier in Saint-Petersburg. VLANAKS management was immediately hostile to the union.
The union representing workers at CEMCOL has denounced the company’s anti-trade union attitude and requested solidarity.
AMWU members at Caterpillar mining machinery plant in New South Wales have achieved an important victory in their struggle for a nine-day fortnight and pay increases for all workers.
Belgian affiliates of IndustriALL Global Union representing Caterpillar workers at the Gosselies plant have pushed for negotiation with management to find alternatives to the non-renewal of fixed-term work contracts.
Bucyrus, a member of Caterpillar group of companies, producer of mining machines in New South Wales, Australia locked out 150 workers, members of the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU). IndustriALL Global Union calls for solidarity.
800 delegates gathered at the IMF Congress in Copenhagen voted to join forces with mining and energy worker and create the new 50 million strong IndustriALL Global Union.
The non-manual working group was held on 25 October 2012 at Unionen office in Stockholm and attended by participants from Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Norway, Spain and Sweden.
Vallourec, a world market leader in the field of seamless tubes, signed an "Agreement on the principles of responsibility" on April 9, 2009.
A Global Framework Agreement (GFA) with Swedish-based company SKF, at that time covering 39,000 employees at 80 manufacturing sites in 22 countries, was signed on November 1, 2003.
A declaration on Principles of Social Responsibility exists with German-based engineering company GEA, specialized in process technology, thermal and energy technology as well as air treatment and dairy farm systems.
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