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Solidarity greetings and congratulation to employees on strike at Mercedes-Benz São Bernardo do Campo, São Paulo, Brazil

10 September 2022: Mercedes Benz metalworkers approved stoppage against mass dismissal from 8 to 11 of September. On the eve of the independence holiday in Brazil, Mercedes-Benz announced a restructuring in its truck and bus chassis plant in São Bernardo do Campo, São Paulo city. This is the company's largest plant outside of Germany, 3,600 workers will be dismissed and a significant part of the production will be outsourced. The company's restructuring plan will affect the layoff of 2,200 regular workers and 1,400 outsourced workers. These will not have their temporary contracts renewed after December 2022. On Thursday 8 September 6,000 employees went on strike. Congratulation, this was exactly the right step and start to defend all of the jobs.

To the Team of "Indian Federation of Automotive unions (IFAU)" warm greetings from ICOG !!

Dear Avtar Singh, dear All, The International Coordinating Group (ICOG) of International Automotive Workers Coordination is very happy to learn about the foundation of an Indian Federation of Automotive unions on national level. Much success for this important and forward looking historical step. Cooperation with you for International solidarity of Automotive Workers and their families we will certainly and with great pleasure take up. Coordinated work will strengthen our Unity! You are going to establish an "Indian Federation of Automotive unions (IFAU)" in India. Thank you very much for inviting ICOG to the first inaugural meeting of IFAU. Our best wishes for the foundation of this National Federation of Automotive Workers Union.

South Africa: salute to national shutdown on 24 August 2022

We, the anti-imperialist antifascist international united front, salute your national shutdown on 24. August 2022. ! It is organized by your federation SAFTU, South African Federation of Trade Unions . With 1,2 Million members you are a powerful union. Please tell us all about your struggle and your evaluation of the experience in this fight. Worldwide the ruling class is shifting the burdens of the war in Ucraine and the economic and financial crisis onto the workers, their families and the masses. Your fight against the rising cost of living, against unemployment and privatisation and against gender based violence is justified and we, the representatives of the workers, women, migrant and youth movement in the United Front send you our solidarity and support.

1st of September 2022: International Day of Struggle against Fascism and War - International unity of workers - active for world peace

20 August 2022: With the Ukraine war the danger of a 3rd world war has enormously intensified. In Europe, the military alliance NATO and Russia, the leading nuclear powers (about 6,000 nuclear warheads each!) are bitterly confronting each other in this unjust imperialist war. On August 6, the day the first nuclear bomb was dropped in Hiroshima, Japan in 1945, tens of thousands took to the streets this year in many countries against the threat of nuclear war. The worldwide expansion of nuclear power plants despite the last catastrophic experience in Fukushima serves not least the military nuclear armament.

NATIONAL LEADERS OF SI COBAS ARRESTED: A NEW, HIGHLY REPRESSIVE ATTACK ON UNIONS AND WORKERS' STRUGGLES

The national coordinator of the rank-and-file union SI Cobas has been placed under house arrest, together with three union organisers in the city of Piacenza, and two local organisers of the USB union. They are charged with "criminal association","private violence" (i.e. picketing warehouses during strikes), resistance to public official, sabotage and interruption of public service, in order to achieve advantages for the union members over and above the national collective agreement, and to achieve personal advantages. This attack is aimed at isolating combative workers of the logistic sector - who have carried out a long wave of strikes in the last decade, organised with SI Cobas - from the rest of the working class in a moment when wages are being battered by inflation spurred by the war and a strong, generalised struggle is needed. The state judicial and police apparatus also aim at criminalising strikes and pickets, and restoring monopoly powers for the official unions that have become a pillar of the system and are supporting the bosses' governments. Logistic workers have given a strong response with a general strike and demonstrations in more than a dozen cities. Next Saturday a national demonstration in Piacenza.

Internationally United - Workers of Corporate Group All Together - One Struggle!

5 July 2022: Dear colleagues, on Wednesday, June 29, the workforce of the EVO bus plant (subsidiary of Daimler Truck) in Mannheim in Germany went up from 1:30 p.m on independent strike against the announcement to relocate the body shop to the Czech Republic. This was announced exactly on the day when the car/van plants of Daimler, which have been spun off since November 2021, were lulled into alleged security with new alleged "assurances for the future". There you can clearly see what the separation aimed at and always aims at.

Platform of the International Anti-Imperialist and Anti-Fascist United Front within the International Automotive Workers Movement founded

International Automotive Workers' Coordination June 19, 2022: Justice/South Africa, Dieter/International Coordination Group: Platform of the International Anti-Imperialist and Anti-Fascist United Front within the International Automotive Workers Movement founded on June 12, 2022. Dear friends, colleagues, we have participated in several meetings of the International Coordination of Revolutionary Parties and Organizations (ICOR), with over 100 participants from 20 countries. The main subject was the discussion and joint resolutions on the international effort for the struggle for world peace and the building of an international anti-imperialist and anti-fascist united front.

Solidarity Message from IAC Ford Coordination to colleagues at Ford Chennai India

7 Juni 2022: Dear colleagues of the Ford plant in Chennai We have learned of your strike in the media and declare our solidarity with your struggle. You have already received a statement of solidarity from the International Automotive Workers' Coordination (IAC). We, Ford colleagues from the plants in Cologne (Germany), Valencia (Spain) and the former Ford transmission plant (now MAGNA) in Bordeaux, wholeheartedly support your struggle and make it known among our workforces.

INTERNATIONAL WORKERS UNITY! ACTIVE AGAINST IMPERIALIST WARS! FOR PEACE, JOBS, HIGHER WAGES! PROTECTION OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT!

Call of the International Coordination Group for April 28 and May 1, 2022: 5 April 2022: Dear colleagues, We call upon all auto workers, their families and fellow workers: Come out on May 1, the International Day of Struggle of the Working Class! This year let us show with powerful demonstrations and strikes in all countries that we resolutely condemn imperialist wars and actively commit ourselves to world peace.

Ford IAC Newsletter 1-2022

March 2022 The situation at Ford (overview) Colleagues from four Ford sites (one of them formerly Ford-Bordeaux, now MAGNA Powertrain) have positioned themselves with a resolution against the war in Ukraine, against war and armament policies of their own governments and for active resistance.

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