1st May: Let’s continue working for justice for workers
29 April 2016   The state of the EU is causing great concern to industriAll Europe ahead of its 2nd Congress, due to be held in Madrid in June 2016. Political extremism is on the rise and is challenging the European project that has over decades guaranteed peace and prosperity for the continent. The attacks are taking place against the backdrop of sluggish recovery from the worst economic crisis Europe has witnessed in over half a century. It is therefore high time that policy makers wake up to the long-standing demands of the trade union movement to invest in infrastructure, innovation, sustainable jobs and skills, and to accelerate a just transition that capitalises on the challenges offered by digitalisation and sustainable development. read more

Roca Sanitario, Stop stalling the collective bargaining process!
28 April 2016   Today, industriAll Europe and IndustriALL Global call on Roca Sanitario to respect fundamental union rights at its Turkish subsidiary, Öznur Pres Makina Metal Sanayi AŞ. Birleşik Metal-İş, the United Metalworkers’ Union, is affiliated to both organisations at European and global levels. read more

Regions Southern region 

France: Philippe Portier re-elected as CFDT-FGMM’s General Secretary
28 April 2016   The CFDT Metallurgy Federation held its 9th Congress in Amiens from 26-29 April on the topic of ‘The Fourth Industrial Revolution’. The Congress was an opportunity to present the federation’s political priorities up until 2020 and to re-elect Philippe Portier as General Secretary. Three main subjects were discussed: Factories of the Future, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Diversity in the Federation. Over 350 participants took part in the discussions that focused on the industry’s future and highlighted its present situation. read more

Regions Central region Affiliates' news 

Call for continued EU investment to support aerospace jobs in Europe
27 April 2016   Together with Labour MEP, Dame Glenis Willmott, industriAll European Trade Union hosted a high-level European aerospace event calling on the EU and the aerospace industry to work together to protect jobs in the aerospace sector. IndustriAll Europe Trade Union is committed to safeguarding jobs in the aerospace sector which are particularly predominant in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland and Sweden. The event was attended by top decision-makers in the aerospace sector, including the most senior EU official for aerospace, as well as Rolls-Royce and Airbus representatives. read more

Aerospace Regions British region 

Digitalising European industry
19 April 2016   Today, the European Commission issued its Communication on “Digitising European Industry - Reaping the full benefits of a Digital Single Market”. “IndustriAll European Trade Union is pleased to see that some of its analyses and proposals have been taken up by the Commission”, commented Ulrich Eckelmann, General Secretary of industriAll Europe. However, he noted with regret that, “the Communication does not address the major social impacts on industrial workers”. read more

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