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Rieter India workers on strike for a third time

27 May, 2024Members of Rieter India Employees’ Federation (RIEF) have been on strike for nearly sixty days. For over a year, the union has repeatedly raised concerns about the company’s unfair labour practices, like employing a large number of contract workers without proper training for permanent jobs, undermining the safety of all the workers.

Rieter India workers on strike again

8 August, 2023The Rieter India Employees Federation, affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union through Shramik Ekta Mahasangh, is on strike for the second time this year as management continues to engage in unfair labour practices.

IndustriALL and TKE unions collaborate to empower workers

31 July, 2023Working conditions, wages, social dialogue, workers’ and union rights, and the development of a global union council were items discussed at the IndustriALL Global Union, and TK Elevator (TKE) unions hybrid meeting. The Madrid meeting held on 11-12 July, served as a platform for robust discussions on national situations in TKE plants and around the objectives of the global union council (GUC) to enhance workers’ rights and strengthen social dialogue.

NUMSA secures permanent jobs for 100 workers at Bell Equipment

13 July, 2023The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) successfully negotiated for permanent contracts for 100 workers at earthmoving equipment supplier, Bell Equipment, which will become effective this month. For 10 years the workers were employed through labour brokers and the union was on the verge of a strike over the issue. 

Piloting workers in mechanical engineering towards a greener future

16 November, 2022Over 70 delegates from around the world met online on 10 November to discuss challenges and opportunities related to green technologies in mechanical engineering and beyond.

Caterpillar network on a mission to build global solidarity

21 October, 2022On 19 October, the Caterpillar global union network met online. The US giant has a history of anti-union, anti-worker, and anti-dialogue behaviour at its operations worldwide.

Deere network discusses future strategies

21 October, 2022On 18 October 2022, the Global Union Network at John Deere met virtually to discuss the status of the group and the future of social dialogue with Deere & Company.

SKF World Union Council meets with top management

7 October, 2022In the first face-to-face meeting in many years, the SKF European Works Council (EWC), World Union Council (WUC), and SKF top management met in Gothenburg, Sweden, to discuss the company’s strategy and future.

Improving social dialogue at TK Elevator

15 June, 2022Over 60 trade unionists, works councils and shop stewards from TK Elevator’s operations worldwide met online on 9-10 June to discuss social dialogue and the future of social relations in the company.

Caterpillar workers on strike in Northern Ireland

9 June, 2022Workers at Caterpillar sites in Northern Ireland have been on strike for nine weeks over decent pay. The US mechanical engineering giant is reporting huge profits while the workers, creating the very foundation for this wealth, have to choose between heating or eating in the midst of the current cost of living crisis.