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Message of solidarity to the 130,000 metal workers in the collective bargaining struggle in Turkey

Dear colleagues, you have been courageously fighting for your legitimate tariff demands for over 2 weeks. In many cities you stressed your demands with demonstrations and warning strikes to the public. The employers' association MESS has threatened you with lockout in case of a strike. This is a provocation that must not be accepted. For 5 February you are preparing strikes in many factories up to a general strike.

AMENDED DRAFT OF PROGRAM OF STRUGGLE

The first objective of the 2nd IAWC is the realization of an effective coordination of the struggles of automotive workers. International workers unity is important to oppose the greed of the highly organized multinational corporations. The global distribution of this international program of struggle, its discussion in the run-up and its approval at the IAWC and the conducting of International Automotive Workers Conferences will serve this purpose. We work on the basis of its decisions and organizational principles.

Solidarity message of ICOG to the workers of tyre factory of Continental in Rubí (Barcelona, Catalonia)

The International Coordination of Automotive Workers supports the struggle of the workforce of the Continental tire factory in Rubí (Barcelona, Catalonia). They are fighting against the threat of sale of this factory or even its closure.  760 families are demanding the remain of their jobs against a plan of the multinational that could affect more than 5000 workers around the world.

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).

Declaration of solidarity to the Sitech-Collegues in Hanover and Wolfsburg from South Africa

Dear colleagues, We have learned, that the Sitech-company wants to destroy 270 jobs in Hanover and 34 in Wolfsburg. Their intention is to increase their profit by outsourcing your seat production. This is part of VW's strategy to dump the consequences of the crisis on your back. We remember well, that two years ago, also at Christmas and the turn of the year 2017 to 2018, there was a fierce battle against the dismissal of 200 temporary workers in Hanover and Wolfsburg.

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