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Strike called off at Hyundai Motor in India

22 November, 2012The strike at Hyundai Motor India, in Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu state, India was called off on 8 November 2012 upon an agreement reached between the union and Hyundai management.

Progress in cutting agency work at VW in Russia

6 December, 2012The Interregional Trade Union of Autoworkers (ITUA), an IndustriALL affiliate, engaged in talks with Volkswagen management in Kaluga, Russia, about the rules for transferring agency workers to permanent positions. Meanwhile, at Ford in Vsevolozhsk, Russia, ITUA local struggles through the third week of the work-to-rules strike.

Hunger strike launched at PKC in Mexico

10 January, 2013Eleven members of the Mexican national union of mineworkers, Los Mineros, sacked by Finnish-based PKC before Christmas started a hunger strike on 8 January in protest of the union-busting.

ZF

19 September, 2012A Global Framework Agreement (GFA) with German-based company ZF Group, covering approximately 71,500 employees at 121 manufacturing sites in 27 countries, was signed on 5 October 2011.

Stop austerity for executive staff

24 January, 2013While the minimum wage went up by 2.3 per cent this year and the social security ceiling by 1.8 per cent, minimum salaries for engineers and executives in the metalworking industries in France continue to stagnate. They will not stop regressing until a plan running over a couple of years is put in place starting this year which raises minimum salaries by 3 per cent.

Numsa opposes proposed electricity tariff hikes

18 January, 2013Numsa has rejected Eskoms’ proposal to the South African energy regulator for a 16 per cent increase each year for the next five years, raising concerns that workers and the poor will ultimately pay the price.

Mexico days of action start strong

14 February, 2013The days of action on Mexico from 18 to 24 February have had a kick start this week with almost 7,000 messages already sent protesting the dismissals of Los Mineros members at PKC and the release of 9 political prisoners of the Mexican Union of Electricity Workers.

The Olympic Games must respect workers’ rights while celebrating the human spirit

4 August, 2016By Jyrki Raina, general secretary of IndustriALL Global Union.

Russian unions join forces to negotiate collective agreement at Volkswagen

18 January, 2019Two IndustriALL affiliates will jointly negotiate a collective agreement at Volkswagen plants in Kaluga and Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, after putting aside their differences to hold a joint organizing campaign, allowing them to achieve the legal recognition threshold. Negotiations are scheduled to begin on 1 February.

South Africa: Unions meet to build an Africa-Europe network across the Lear supply chain

22 June, 2018IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Germany and South Africa working for Lear Corporation are meeting in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, from 20–22 June to discuss ways to collaborate on improving conditions for workers in Africa and Europe.