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Meeting: IG Metall, Opel Works Council, PSA Group on GM Selling Opel/Vauxhall

There is, of course, a large amount of ceremonial ritual about takeovers. The acquired are treated differently once they are in the harem. Remember the merger of equals between Chrysler and Daimler, when Daimler basically took over the company and stripping assets on the way. Beijing Jeep in the world’s largest car market is now building Mercedes-Benz models. Continue reading

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15,000 Steelworkers March to EU Headquarters in Brussels

Over the past seven years, more than 80,000 steelworkers lost jobs in the European industry. Continue reading

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Appeals Court Affirms Right to Organize at Mercedes-Benz

The latest union busting dispute comes at a time when IndustriALL, a growing global coalition of unions representing 50 million members, elected Jörg Hofmann from Germany as President. Hofmann comes from German metalworkers’ trade union, IG Metall, where he is also President. Continue reading

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Top IndustriALL Heads Say VW is Against Union Rights

The meeting, of more than 200 union representatives from around the world, took place on 25-26 May at the Frankfurt headquarters of IG Metall, a German affiliate of IndustriALL Global Union. Cooperation with the German Metalworkers Union is critical for VW, which has vast operations in Deutschland. Continue reading

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IG Metall Gets 3.4% Industry Pay Rise

“This is, by a wide margin, the biggest real wage increase for years,” said Suedwestmetall president Stefan Wolf, of the the region that got the increase and bonus. The industrial and automaking area is home to Daimler and Bosch, among other firms with 800,000 metal and electronics workers. Continue reading

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