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India: Bajaj Auto workers take action against management delaying tactics

31 January, 2018Protesting against unfair terminations and the intransigence of the Bajaj Auto management in collective bargaining negotiations, the union launched an indefinite hunger strike on 29 January in Pune.

FEATURE: Building global union power in the auto industry

20 May, 2014IndustriALL Global Union’s activities in the auto industry focus on building union power through company networks and using strong influence in certain countries to hold multinational employers to account around the world.

ITUWA prepares to fight for every job

3 April, 2014April Fools’ Day was a sad day for the workers of the Ford Sollers factory in Vsevolozhsk in Russia. The company released a press release announcing 700 redundancies, and this is not a joke.

Hunger strike workers in Belarus face jail

20 November, 2014Four metalworkers in Belarus, who went on a two-day hunger strike to bring public attention to their unfair dismissal, are now facing a fine or even jail. 

We demand clean elections!

29 July, 2015Legal 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.

IndustriALL on the picket line with UAW

13 October, 2023IndustriALL Global Union stood alongside the United Auto Workers Union (UAW) on the picket line, showing solidarity in their ongoing strike against Ford, General Motors, and Stellantis, collectively known as the Big Three. The IndustriALL affiliate has been on strike since 14 September.

Mercedes workers stand up!

2 May, 2024On 13-17 May, workers at the Mercedes plant in Alabama, USA - the only Mercedes plant in the world without union representation - will for the first time vote for a union. According to US legislation, it takes a majority of the workforce to vote in favour of an election for it to take place. In a blatant show of disrespect for democracy and fundamental workers’ rights, the employer is engaging in heavy, scare-mongering union busting to influence the upcoming vote.

US Volkswagen workers file for union election

19 March, 2024Off the back of the auto union UAW’s successful Stand Up Strikes last year, workers at Volkswagen’s plant in Chattanooga – the only Volkswagen plant globally with no form of employee representation – are filing for a union election.

Court rules compensation for dismissed autoworkers in Malaysia

29 October, 2018The industrial court of Malaysia has ruled in October in favour of workers who will be paid MYR1.1 million (US$265,000 US) of their wages retroactively since their dismissal in August 2013. All are members of IndustriALL’s Malaysian affiliate, the National Union of Transport Equipment & Allied Industries Union (NUTEAIW).

Indian auto unions resolve to fight precarious work

9 May, 2018Precarious work is deeply rooted in India’s automotive industry. Almost every major auto company in the country employs large numbers of precarious workers with low wages, poor working conditions and workers lack job security.