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Spain: Saint-Gobain workers fight plant closure

22 May, 2024Workers at the Saint-Gobain SEKURIT plant in Avilés, Spain, launched a three-day strike on 20 May opposing the company's decision to cease windshield manufacturing operations at the facility. The negotiation process regarding the plant closure is set to conclude on 24 May, and the closure would mark the end of over 70 years of production that has significantly benefited the company.

Saint-Gobain Eupen workers still uncertain about future

7 March, 2024In October last year, Saint-Gobain announced its intention to close its Eupen plant. Since then 55 workers and their union, CSC Bâtiment- Industrie-Energie, an IndustriALL Belgian affiliate, have been trying to save their jobs. 

Union busting at Turkish auto glass company

21 February, 2024When employees at the Olimpia Auto Glass facilities in Gebze and Ankara exercised their fundamental right to unionize, the employer retaliated by dismissing 45 of these workers. 

Unions promote and boost global dialogue with Saint-Gobain Group

9 January, 2024The current status and developments of the Saint-Gobain group were on the agenda when 20 union representatives from nine countries, representing workers in the group, met in Paris for a two day global union network meeting. This meeting was hosted by IndustriALL affiliate Fédération Chimie Energie FCE-CFDT on 19 and 20 December last year.

Solidarity is key for Heidelberg Materials union network

25 October, 2023Union delegates from around the world met in the heart of Germany to address the challenges and pressing issues faced by workers at the construction materials multinational Heidelberg Materials.

Organizing cement workers during challenging economic times in Asia Pacific

4 October, 2023Cement sector unions in the Asia Pacific region commit to organizing more cement workers amid global economic slowdown, decreasing production and climate change.  

US Teamsters celebrate groundbreaking victory

3 September, 2023IndustriALL US affiliate, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, is celebrating a critical victory as the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) orders Cemex to engage in negotiations with the union, setting a groundbreaking precedent for organizing in the US.

Three workers killed in explosion at Indian cement factory

24 July, 2023On 18 July, an explosion caused by an oxygen cylinder at UltraTech Cement's plant in Himri, Chhattisgarh, India, resulted in the death of three contract workers. Two other workers sustained injuries and are currently receiving medical treatment.

Glass workers strike at Owens-Illinois plant in Montreal

1 June, 2023In a powerful show of unity and determination, 330 workers at the Owens-Illinois (O-I) glass factory in Montreal, Quebec, went on strike on 10 May, demanding fair treatment and better working conditions. The strike was called after negotiations between the union and company management broke down.

Independent union signs historic collective bargaining agreement with Saint-Gobain Mexico

16 March, 2023The Independent Union of Free and Democratic Workers of Saint-Gobain Mexico has signed an historic collective bargaining agreement with the multinational building materials manufacturer.