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Why are so many auto plants closing?

2019.03.05Auto plants provide well-paid, highly skilled and heavily unionized work, so a spate of plant closures and retrenchments in several countries is worrying for unions. While we need to fight closures plant by plant, we also need to understand the wider structural drivers.

South African metalworkers win 35% wage increase

2016.09.16NUMSA has concluded a negotiation with car makers for a 35 per cent wage increase over three years.

Nissan workers use dialogue and demonstration to advance their cause

2016.02.22Three trade union centres in Brazil are using a combination of dialogue and demonstration to advance the cause of Nissan workers. They organized a demonstration and a meeting with the Organizing Committee of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, to be held in Rio de Janeiro. They demanded that Nissan should be made to observe the terms of its official sponsorship deal and not violate human rights in the company’s supply chain. 

Nissan Switzerland to relocate 92 jobs

2016.10.27Nissan International has announced restructuring that which will effectively relocate 92 jobs to the company’s European headquarters near Paris by April 2017

Nissan rejects US government offer to mediate dispute with UAW

2015.02.03Nissan Motor Company has refused a US government offer of mediation to resolve a longstanding dispute with the United Auto Workers (UAW) and IndustriALL Global Union over the company’s anti-union practices in the United States. The State Department-based US National Contact Point (NCP) for the OECD Guidelines said on Friday “the issues raised by UAW and IndustriALL are material and substantiated and merit further examination.”

The Olympic Games must respect workers’ rights while celebrating the human spirit

2016.08.04By Jyrki Raina, general secretary of IndustriALL Global Union.

IndustriALL stages Nissan protest at the IOC

2016.02.22IndustriALL Global Union today picketed the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Lausanne, Switzerland, in protest against Nissan’s sponsorship of the Rio 2016 Games.

Kenyan union demands decent jobs in the auto sector

2018.09.13The automotive sector in Kenya is experiencing a growth spurt, with global companies Isuzu, Nissan, Scania, Tata, Toyota, and Volkswagen expanding assembly lines. With fewer permanent jobs and more precarious work, unions say this growth is of little benefit to workers.

UAW loses Nissan vote in face of threats and intimidation

2017.08.07After an intense anti-union campaign of threats, intimidation and misinformation, IndustriALL Global Union affiliate the UAW has lost an election to form a union at Nissan’s plant in Canton, Mississippi, USA, by a 2,244 votes to 1,307.

Nissan workers in Paris stage protest against anti-union policies

2016.06.30Workers from the Nissan plant in Canton, Mississippi, US, with the support of IndustriALL Global Union and French metal affiliates of FTM-CGT, FGMM-CFDT, CFE-CGC Métallurgie and FO Métaux stage a joint protest in front of the building where the World Works Committee of Renault takes place.