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IndustriALL World Mechanical Engineering Conference builds union power

24 November, 2015Developing collective action to fight common challenges and build power, the leading trade unions from this diverse industry met at the IndustriALL Global Union World Conference for the Mechanical Engineering Sector.

Metalworkers give green light to IndustriALL

19 June, 2012800 delegates gathered at the IMF Congress in Copenhagen voted to join forces with mining and energy worker and create the new 50 million strong IndustriALL Global Union.

GEA

25 May, 2012A declaration on Principles of Social Responsibility exists with German-based engineering company GEA, specialized in process technology, thermal and energy technology as well as air treatment and dairy farm systems.

Union victory at MAS-DAF

30 August, 2012Birlesik Metal-Is achieved a victory in the long running dispute at MAS-DAF with a court decision on 15 June stating that the dismissal of 104 Birlesik Metal-Is members in April 2011 was unjustified.

Swiss unions demonstrate to save industrial jobs

25 September, 2012Thousands of workers gathered on 22 September in Bern, Switzerland demanding the industrial sector be saved. Four local unions called for the strengthening of the collective labour agreement (CLA) and secure jobs.

Pay rise for Austrian metalworkers

1 November, 2012Under difficult circumstances Austrian metalworkers win a pay rise of up to 3.4 per cent for 180,000 workers in this year’s bargaining rounds.

SKF World Union Committee: in times of trouble solidarity is needed

27 September, 2016On 20-22 September about 50 workers’ and trade union representatives from Europe, Asia and North America where SKF Group, the world-leading producer of bearings, has operations, came to Poznan, Poland. The participants exchanged views on labour related issues in SKF, including the upcoming changes in the group.

Trade union network at John Deere favours social dialogue

26 June, 2017Trade union delegates from all continents where John Deere operates came together and discussed their needs at the growing multinational in Frankfurt, Germany, from 20 to 21 June. 

First union agreement reached at SKF factory in Czech Republic

3 July, 2017The newly born union signed their first collective agreement on 28 June 2017 at SKF Lubrications in Chodov, Czech Republic.

Threat of plant closure with major job losses

17 September, 2014400 workers stand to loose their jobs if Korean multinational Doosan closes its plant in Belgium.