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Cement factory death mobilizes Albanian trade unions on safety

23 November, 2018Trade unions in Albania rapidly organized a health and safety seminar on 18 November following the tragic death of a cement factory worker last month and an increase in the number of victims of workplace accidents and diseases in the country.

US, Canadian and Mexican cement unions strengthen cooperation in multinational cement corporations

15 November, 2018On 14 November 2018, 30 representatives from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in Canada and the USA, the United Steelworkers (USW) in Canada and the USA, and the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers in Canada and the USA, met with representatives from Los Mineros from Mexico in order to improve networking and coordination in multinational cement corporations.

Indian cement unions show concrete organizing results

13 September, 2018IndustriALL Global Union held a cement union workshop on 10-11 September in Udaipur, India. Trade union leaders from across the country discussed trade union strategies for the growing cement sector on the Indian subcontinent.

South East Asia cement unions call for sustainable future

19 July, 2018Trade union representatives from cement unions in Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines came together in Padang, Indonesia on 16 and 17 July - on the eve of the fifth Congress of Indonesian cement union FSP-ISI, held on the 18th and 19th – to reinforce their networking.

Unions demand LafargeHolcim keeps its word and respects workers’ lives

8 May, 2018Unions protested outside Swiss company LafargeHolcim’s annual shareholders meeting near Zurich today, demanding that the cement giant keeps its word and signs a global framework agreement safeguarding workers’ rights at its operations worldwide.

LafargeHolcim, keep your word, respect workers’ lives!

3 May, 2018For 28 April, hundreds of trade union activists, works councils, shop stewards and workers staged protests at LafargeHolcim operations around the world. Protestors demanded that the cement multinational return to social dialogue and sign global labour agreement with strong provisions for occupational safety to prevent further waste of workers’ health and lives.

North American unions ready to challenge cement multinationals

2 May, 201824 delegates from IndustriALL affiliates International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, International Brotherhood of Teamsters and United Steelworkers both from US and Canada met on 1 May in Washington D.C. to discuss and coordinate efforts to tackle developments and challenges faced by unions in the cement sector.

India: Cement unions call for improved health and safety in multinational corporations

10 April, 2018Indian cement sector affiliates of IndustriALL called for improved occupational health and safety (OHS) and social dialogue in multinational corporations (MNCs) and Indian cement units at a meeting in Mumbai on 7 and 8 April 2018.

Zambia: Dangote confronted over union busting

22 March, 2018IndustriALL affiliates, the National Union of Commercial and Industrial Workers and the Mineworkers Union of Zambia are fighting against African multinational cement company, Dangote, for violating workers’ rights to organize, freedom of association, and for failing to recognize collective bargaining rights.

Cement union in India fights for contract workers’ wages

25 January, 2018IndustriALL Indian affiliate Chanda Cement Works Employees Union have signed a wage agreement covering over 1,000 contract workers at a Lafarge Holcim plant.