2nd International Automotive Workers Conference 2020

Solidarity greetings for the general strike of the grassroots unions in Italy on October 11, 2021

Gear Colleagues, Your courageous call for a general strike is justifiably directed "against the policies of the Draghi government and the European Union, which, with the unblocking of layoffs, the further liberalization of subcontracting and the use of PNRR (National Recovery and Resilience Plan) funds, represent a gigantic social slaughter at the expense of workers, temporary workers and the unemployed. This exclusively benefits the ruling classes and international speculators, who are primarily responsible for the economic crisis and the health and social catastrophe we have witnessed in this year and a half of pandemic.

Complete success for Stefan Engel and the MLPD 'Potential danger' classification struck down

3 August 2021 The proceedings in the lawsuit of Stefan Engel against the Free State of Thuringia ended today before the Second Chamber of Meiningen Administrative Court with a complete success. The court ruled that the “potential danger” letter of 15 May 2018 against Stefan Engel was unlawful. The Free State of Thuringia must pay the full court costs. “This verdict is at the same time a major success for the movement 'Don't give anticommunism a chance!'” says Gabi Fechtner, MLPD Chairwoman.

General Motors I. pvt. Ltd. Talegon,Pune, Maharastra,India.

General Motors I pvt. Ltd. processed for sell to Great Wall Motors, China. But due to geopolitical issue the agreement is pending. And process is not completed. Company management continually pressurised the union workers for VSS (Voluntarily Separation Scheme). All the employees in this company are young and they have needed to do job. Due to housing loan and child education they are in financial crises. Union and workers demanded company to continue their job even with Great Wall Motors or any other company who taken the plant. But company cannot understand the real problem. And pressurized to accept VSS.

Charter of Solidarity for Workers of GM PSA / FCA

(Started at the 5th international Automotive Workers' Counsel 2007, enlarged 2012 and 2020) We, the delegates and unions at plants of GM, PSA and FCA, we declare: We fight against the violation of workers' rights, destruction of jobs and against working conditions that damage our health and livelihood. The lack of rights is carried to extremes by contract work worldwide. We do not agree with „any job“ and we won't sell our working places. Our youth needs for their future working places with decent conditions. Young and old together are responsable for the future of the youth. Therefore we fight for every job!

The international coordination of automotive workers has a great future for which we are all working

Brief evaluation of 2nd International Automotive Workers Conference: The 2nd International Automotive Workers' Conference in Vereeniging in South Africa was very successful. A total of 280 participants with 43 delegates from 19 countries (Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Morocco, Netherlands, Philippines, Russia, Spain, South Africa, Turkey, Tunisia, Ukraine, USA) and another five "external" delegates from four countries (Argentina, Mexico, Portugal, Venezuela) represented significant workforces with experience in struggle. The demonstration on 21 February with over 300 participants was very militant with songs, dances and slogans of the South African colleagues and short militant speeches in between.

3rd conference day Feb. 21 2020: Joint consultation - demonstration in the city - press reports

The 2nd day of the IAC on Thursday ended in time after the conclusion of the thematic forums. Like the overall atmosphere of the conference, the style of cohesion and collegiality characterizes the entire course of the event. And more and more new participants are joining in. Participants from East London/South Africa were welcomed with great joy, the South African colleagues proudly dressed in colourful clothes.

Information Letter of ICOG No. 10

2nd International Automotive Workers Conference in South Africa Register now in the final spurt in preparation! We are looking forward to the 2nd International Automobile Workers Conference (2.IAC), to which delegations and guests from many countries of the world are expected in 6 weeks from February 19 to 23, 2020 in the city hall of Vereeniging (80 km south of Johannesburg).

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