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Unions urge LafargeHolcim: "No feast in a time of plague!"

12 May, 2020The international and European unions representing LafargeHolcim workers around the world urged the company’s shareholders, ahead of the annual general meeting (AGM), “to prioritize the protection of employment, income and the health and safety of all those who work for them worldwide” in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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.

Three Holcim workers killed and 8 injured in fire in Uganda

28 January, 2022Three workers died and eight were critically injured in a fire at the Hima cement plant, a subsidiary of Holcim, in Uganda on 15 January. The fire erupted during installation works on a diesel oil tank.

Teamsters in the US strike over contract

25 January, 2022330 concrete mixer drivers, dump truck drivers, and cement plant employees, all members of Teamsters Local 174, have been on strike for over two months as negotiations on a new agreement has stalled.

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.

South East Asia cement unions struggle for jobs and income at COVID-19 crisis

7 September, 2020Covid-19 has brought a lot of challenges for cement unions in South East Asia, including government attacks on workers’ rights, suspended trade union registrations, and increasing precarious employment conditions. 

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.

Unions call for social dialogue in HeidelbergCement

20 October, 2021The impact of Covid on the cement industry, health and safety, clean technology and workers’ rights were among the issues discussed with more than 70 trade unionists from 20 countries who met online for the joint IndustriALL, BWI and EFBWW HeidelbergCement global union network meeting. The meeting was organized with support of Friedrich Ebert foundation.

LafargeHolcim locks out and illegally replaces workers in Canada

9 November, 2016LafargeHolcim management in British Columbia, Canada, has locked out approximately 70 members of the United Steelworkers, USW Local 816, since 17 October at the Texada Quarrying Ltd. limestone mine.

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.