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INTERVIEW: Daniela Cavallo – a team player focusing on solutions

10 February, 2022Daniela Cavallo, president of the European and World Group Works Councils of Volkswagen, the largest global automotive manufacturer with more than 600,000 employees worldwide, has incredible power concentrated in her hands. 

Ground-breaking victory for independent union at GM plant in Mexico

3 February, 2022Ninety per cent of the 6,232 workers at General Motors’ plant in Silao in Mexico have cast their votes to elect new union representatives. With an overwhelming majority – 76 per cent – SINTTIA won, leading the way for democratic unions in Mexico in the wake of the country’s labour reform.

Workers at General Motors, Mexico, elect new union representatives

1 February, 2022Today and tomorrow, around 7,000 workers at General Motors' Silao plant in Mexico will elect new union representatives, who will then negotiate a fresh collective bargaining agreement with the company.

GM workers in India win interim relief in retrenchment case

13 January, 2022After a seven-month legal battle, General Motors (GM) workers in India were granted interim relief by the Maharashtra Industrial Court on 5 January, when the court held that the retrenchment of workers was unfair labour practice.

Organizing in Ghana’s growing automotive sector moves into fast gear

23 December, 2021With new automotive assembly plants being commissioned in Ghana, IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the Industrial and Commercial Workers Union (ICU), is intensifying its recruitment and organizing of workers in the sector.

Workers at General Motors' Silao plant condemn threats after elections

13 October, 2021The vote to scrap the collective agreement controlled by the Miguel Trujillo López union, affiliated to the business-friendly Confederation of Mexican Workers (CTM), has resulted in threats and harassment of the workers supporting the new, independent union.

GM workers in Brazil continue to strike

8 October, 2021Workers at General Motors’ Chevrolet-producing São Caetano do Sul plant in Brazil are on strike since 1 October after negotiations with the employer have broken down.

23,000 Leoni workers in Tunisia receive record wage increase

22 September, 2021Workers at Leoni, one of Tunisia’s largest employers, will receive a retroactive wage increase of six per cent for 2020 and an 8.5 per cent increase for 2021. Unions in the country say the increase is the result of a mature and healthy social dialogue. 

Independent union next for workers at General Motors' Silao plant

2 September, 2021Workers at General Motors plant in Silao, Mexico, have formed a new union – the national union of automotive workers, SINTTIA. The union will seek to represent GM workers and negotiate a new collective employment agreement.

IndustriALL and Daimler sign innovative global agreement

1 September, 2021IndustriALL Global Union has renewed a global agreement on social responsibility and human rights with German auto giant Daimler, promoting universal labour rights and a transnational approach to the representation of employee interests.