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Unions mount pressure on LafargeHolcim

1 July, 2015Unions from all over the world launch a series of actions to combat LafargeHolcim’s resistance and make them start a genuine dialogue with workers and their representatives. Sign the online petition to support LafargeHolcim workers fighting for their rights.

The merger of Lafarge and Holcim is a reality. The merged company will become a single entity on 15 July 2015.

The unions believe this should not only be a success for the management and shareholders, but also for the employees of the new LafargeHolcim.

In contrary to what had been promised and to what employees expect, both Lafarge and Holcim have turned a deaf ear to all proposals to start a proper social dialogue with workers and representing them global unions IndustriALL and Building and Wood Workers International and the European Federation of Building and Woodworkers.

In answer to the unions’ invitations to set up a mechanism on how to deal with numerous concerns of all workers who face dismissals or uncertainty, the management has so far only responded with promises to start doing things properly once the company is established. Enough is enough! Now is the time.

Workers cannot wait any longer! It is time to put aside all other matters and urgently start a proper discussion with your own workers and their representatives on national, regional and also on global level.

Sign an on-line petition that will be forwarded to Eric Olsen, LafargeHolcim CEO, Wolfgang Reitzle and Bruno Lafont, Lafarge-Holcim co-chairmen of the board.