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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. 

Union busting attempt suspected at Lesotho Johnson Controls

10 February, 2015Lesotho Johnson Controls has unfairly dismissed 50 workers at the end of January 2015, all of whom are members of IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the National Union of Textile (Nutex), raising concerns that trade union rights as well as labour rights are being violated. 

Russia: IndustriALL affiliate ITUWA celebrates victory against short-term contracts

12 February, 2015An important legal victory for the ITUWA this week set a precedent in the fight against precarious temporary contracts in the region’s auto-industry.

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.

To be or not to be for a new collective agreement at Volkswagen

9 November, 2016Members of IndustriALL affiliate Interregional Trade Union Workers Association (ITUWA) at the Volkswagen plant in Kaluga, Russia, are fighting for a new collective agreement.

Democratic unions in Mexico declare new alliance

26 April, 2018Six independent trade unions representing workers in automotive, auto parts, logistics, rubber and aerospace in Mexico will form an alliance to build democratic unions in the country and ensure workers have the right to join genuine unions of their choice.

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.

Workers at Daimler in Germany fight for their future jobs

29 June, 2017The Works Council at the major supplying site of Mercedes-Benz in Untertürkheim will not allow any overtime as of 1 July 2017.

Fight for future jobs pays off

18 July, 2017More than 250 new jobs will be created at Mercedes-Benz Untertürkheim plant, as battery production is added as new product group.