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O-I Glass worker dies after furnace leaks in Brazil

2 December, 2021Brazilian glass workers’ union Sindicato dos Vidreiros held a two-hour protest on 1 December in São Paulo, Brazil, after O-I Glass worker Antônio Carlos Tola Júnior was killed in a preventable workplace accident.

One worker killed and six injured at Holcim in India

1 December, 2021One worker was killed and five other injured at Marwar cement plant in Nagaur district of Rajasthan, India on 18 November 2021. Another worker was seriously injured in Maratha Cement Works in Maharashtra on 11 November 2021. Both plants are owned by Holcim subsidiary, Ambuja cement.

O-I Glass global union network advances workers’ rights

26 November, 2021Some 30 delegates from the USA, Colombia, Chile, Peru, the Netherlands, Italy, the UK, Indonesia and France joined the O-I Glass global union network meeting on 23 November 2021, to discuss problems related to health and safety, the extreme use of precarious employment, the introduction of MAGMA modular technology and its impact on workers, as well as the prospects of social dialogue with the company.

Unifor fights against lockout at Ash Grove, Canada

19 November, 2021Having been locked out since May this year, more than a hundred workers are fighting to get their jobs back at Cimenterie Ash Grove, Canada owned by CRH, construction materials multinational of Irish origin.

Saint-Gobain global union network promotes social dialogue

1 November, 2021Members of the Saint-Gobain union network continues to promote solidarity and demand social dialogue with the company.

Two workers killed in one week at Holcim plants in India

22 October, 2021In the space of one week, two fatalities occurred at two separate ACC cement plants in India. The circumstances surrounding the accidents has not been made clear to unions. ACC is owned by Holcim.

Unions call for social dialogue in HeidelbergCement

20 October, 2021The impact of Covid on the cement industry, health and safety, clean technology and workers’ rights were among the issues discussed with more than 70 trade unionists from 20 countries who met online for the joint IndustriALL, BWI and EFBWW HeidelbergCement global union network meeting. The meeting was organized with support of Friedrich Ebert foundation.

Workers create union network in Latin America’s glass sector

29 September, 2021The second regional meeting of the glass sector was held online on 22 September, with participation of leaders from IndustriALL affiliates in Peru, Colombia, Brazil, Chile and Argentina. Aiming to promote solidarity, organizing and better union presence in the glass sector in Latin America, participants agreed to launch a regional glass network and continue regular information exchanges.

Albanian cement workers celebrate signing a collective agreement in Elbasan

29 July, 2021On 26 July, after three months of negotiations, the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Albania (SPMSH), an affiliate of IndustriALL Global Union, signed a collective labour agreement with management of the Elbasan Cement Factory.

CRH workers and the unions stay strong together

29 June, 2021Over 50 worker representatives from sixteen countries from all over the globe met online to discuss the social situation within CRH, the Irish origin building materials producer.