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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.

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.

South East Asia cement workers prioritize organizing

9 June, 2021Around 35 cement sector union leaders  from Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam met online to discuss challenges faced in the industry.

North America cement unions continue to build power

20 April, 2021Representatives of IndustriALL Global Union’s North American affiliates in the cement industry met to discuss labour issues, updating each other on collective bargaining, organizing campaigns and global trends in the industry, including how the pandemic  impacts workers.

Cement workers in North America move forward in solidarity

24 November, 2020IndustriALL North American affiliates organizing workers at multinational companies in the cement industry met online to discuss challenges in the industry.

CRH cement workers fight for justice and win

23 November, 2020After almost two months of lockout workers of Demix Béton, a Canadian subsidiary of cement multinational CRH represented by IndustriALL affiliate FIM-CSN union signed an agreement with their employer.

Cement workers locked out three hours after strike starts

14 October, 2020Management of Demix Béton, Canadian subsidiary of cement multinational CRH, locked out workers three hours after they went on strike over wage increase.  

HeidelbergCement network commits to fight back new challenges

13 October, 2020About 40 participants from unions affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union and Building and Woodworkers International (BWI) met online to discuss developments and challenges for employees of German building materials multinational HeidelbergCement.

Workers’ rights and health are key issues for Indian cement unions

24 September, 2020The Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated challenges for Indian cement workers, including mounting job losses, the threat of infection at work, lack of medical support and a race to bottom with the intensification of precarious work.