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Engineering the future: mechanical engineering unions confront challenges

16 September, 2019Almost 90 delegates from 19 countries across the world met in Stuttgart, Germany, from 11 - 13 September for the mechanical engineering sector world conference.

Workers at Riva steel on strike for four months

13 September, 2019In one the other longest labour disputes in German history, 130 workers at two steel plants in southwest Germany have been on strike since 11 June.

Young unionists hold second international exchange in Brazil

6 June, 2019Young unionists from Latin America, the Caribbean and Germany organized their second annual international exchange meeting in Brazil. They shared and debated their plans of union building, organizing and training for youth in their unions.

IndustriALL, PSI and UNI to build Fresenius worker network

17 May, 2019On 16-17 May, unions from four continents met in Frankfurt to coordinate their joint demand for labour rights throughout the operations of Fresenius. The German based multinational company is a market leading private health care provider, owning hospitals, dialysis clinics, and producing medicines and medical devices.

Tchibo and IndustriALL continue to build industrial relations in the supply chain

15 April, 2019The global framework agreement (GFA) between IndustriALL and the German retailer, Tchibo was signed in September 2016, and the parties continue to work towards effective implementation.

IndustriALL suspends global agreement with Volkswagen

21 January, 2019As the German car manufacturer consistently refuses to accord the same rights to its workers in Chattanooga, Tennessee, US, as it does in the rest of the world, IndustriALL Global Union is today suspending its long-standing global agreement with Volkswagen. 

Germany bids farewell to hard coal after 200 years

29 December, 2018Having played a key role in the development of Germany’s industry, mine workers together bid an emotional good-bye to hard coal extraction at the country’s last operational coal mine in Bottrop on 21 December. 

German union IG BCE secures guarantees as Bayer set to slash jobs

13 December, 2018IndustriALL Global Union’s German affiliate, IG BCE, has signed a joint declaration with Bayer in Germany, providing protection for workers against dismissal until the end of 2025. The pharmaceutical giant is set to cut around 12,000 jobs worldwide. 

IndustriALL and Esprit commit to working together to improve workers’ rights

6 August, 2018IndustriALL Global Union has signed a global framework agreement with multinational fashion brand, Esprit, committing to respect, protect and champion the human rights of workers in its supply chain.

Sponsor of Bundesliga teams fires union members

1 March, 2018German clothing company Roy Robson has fired eleven union members from its factory in Izmir, Turkey.