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Kimberly-Clark trade unions around the world angry with mass job cuts announcement

2018.01.31The US-based multinational personal care company unilaterally announced a massive cut of 5,000 to 5,500 jobs on 23 January. The cut of 12% of the global workforce will mostly come through closing 10 of Kimberly-Clark’s 91 factories. Which 10 factories has not been announced. 

Another worker killed at LafargeHolcim operation in India

2018.01.29***UPDATE*** On 30 January, just few days after the killing of the contract worker Arun Singh at LafargeHolcim another similar incident happened again at the same factory. According to the union representative Vijay Thakre this time fortunately no worker was injured, but the incident poses serious doubts about effectiveness of health and safety policies of the company.

Unions’ determination brought step back over Eni's plans to reduce production in Italy

2014.08.04IndustriALL Global Union’s Italian affiliates Filctem-Cgil, Femca-Cisl, and Uiltec-Uil answered with a series of united actions against the plans of the energy giant Eni Group, announced earlier in July, to gravely change its refinery investment plan in Italy.

Holcim-Lafarge: No merger without workers’ rights!

2014.12.04As the merger of the two cement giants Holcim and Lafarge continues, workers are launching a global campaign to demand that workers’ rights are respected

Unions mobilize globally for workers’ rights at Holcim Lafarge

2015.01.26Last week, on 15 January Lafarge and Holcim workers and their supporters in 30 countries organized a series of actions as part of a global campaign launched by IndustriALL Global Union, Building and Wood Workers International (BWI) and European Federation of Building and Woodworkers (EFBWW). 

Filipino government in dialogue with cement unions

2015.03.06Labour ministry officials in the Philippines have been in dialogue with the country’s cement unions, recognizing them as social partners in the merger of cement giants Holcim and Lafarge, and aimed at preserving jobs.

Oil and gas workers network is launched in MENA region

2015.04.30Delegates representing oil and gas workers from across the MENA region came to Beirut on 20-21 April to share information, build solidarity and launch the IndustriALL MENA Region Oil and Gas Workers Network.

Goodyear treads on UK workers with plant closure

2015.06.25US-based global tyre-maker Goodyear has announced plans to close its only UK factory in Wolverhampton, with all 330 workers likely to lose their jobs.

Workers raise their anger against complacency of LafargeHolcim

2015.06.23Over 60 delegates representing workers of the two merging leading cement multinationals, Lafarge and Holcim from, all continents, gathered on 16 and 17 June in Egerkingen, Switzerland, discussed challenges and negative consequences faced by the workforce during and after the mega-merger process.

Mulberry: €1,000 handbags made with worker abuse

2015.09.24IndustriALL Global Union condemns Mulberry inaction at supplier SF Leather in Turkey. A raft of intimidation methods continue to block workers from joining the Deriteks union, and 14 sacked union supporters have not been reinstated.