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The strike at Audi in San José Chiapa, Puebla, Mexico continues indefinitely.

Correspondence February 12, 2024: In a vote on Friday, February 9, on Audi's offer to increase wages by 5% and social benefits by 2%, there was a clear vote. 3,778 employees, or 83.1%, rejected the offer. Production of the Q5 at the Audi plant in Mexico was increased by 29% from 123,000 vehicles in 2020 to 175,000 in 2023. The Independent Trade Union at Audi Mexico (SITAUDI) has been on strike since January 24 for a 10% wage increase and a 5.5% increase in social benefits. The International Coordination Group of the International Automotive Workers' Coordination has sent SITAUDI solidarity greetings.

Something is happening in the Ford workforce

1 February 2024: Correspondence: Ford has fallen further behind in the battle for destruction against the backdrop of the switch to fully electric vehicles and the international economic and financial crisis, and wants to increase its profitability by destroying capital in order to survive. At the same time, competition between the imperialist countries is having an impact: Ford is shifting investments - including those already planned - to the USA in response to the US government's "Inflation Reduction Act", which promotes investments in the USA and places a financial burden on those of US companies outside the USA.

Solidarity with the strikes and protests against Tesla boss Elon Musk!

28 January 2024: We, the International Coordination Group of the International Automotive Workers' Coordination, declare our unwavering solidarity with you at our online meeting on January 28, 2024. Your persistent struggle for trade union rights and the recognition of trade unions fits in perfectly with the times. Your solidarity in Sweden and Scandinavia against Tesla strengthens the international labor movement. The cross-country alliance is the right response to the provocations of Elon Musk and the attacks of international finance capital.

Resolution against the dismissal of miner Julian Wächter

28 January 2024: Dear Julian, dear comrades-in-arms of the International Miners' Coordination, we stand in solidarity with you against the dismissal of Julian by Kali+Salz after his militant speech at the works meeting. We got to know and appreciate you as a committed colleague at the 3rd International Miners' Conference. You rightly stand up against miserable working conditions and the destruction of jobs in the mining industry. You stand for the future of the international miners' movement.

New job destruction plans at Bosch and ZF - Automotive workers challenged to fight for every job

Documented from rf-news.de 24 January 2024: "The Bosch Board of Management is causing unrest among the people in the region around Stuttgart: First it was 1500, then 1200 and finally 500 jobs that are to be destroyed here in particular. ZF, based in Friedrichshafen, also wants to cut 12,000 jobs in Germany in the coming years, according to the General Works Council.¹ And Mercedes-Benz is "examining" the sale of its own branches with 8,000 employees!

New Years Greetings: We wish you a militant and successful year 2024 !

2 January 2024: Dear colleagues, as we look back on an eventful and impressive 2023, I would like to thank you all for your support and cooperation within the International Automotive Workers' Movement. For 2024, we need continued strength, fighting spirit and initiative to organize and develop international workers’ and trade union unity.

Solidarity message to the strikers against Tesla in Sweden: Congratulations on your tenacious and encouraging strikes against Tesla to enforce collective agreements!

22 November 2023: Dear Colleagues, You have been extending your strikes for four weeks. The recipe for success is the cross-sectoral cooperation among nine unions so far. As a result, you have managed to block not only work in the workshops, the cleaning of offices, the delivery of components, letters and parcels, but also the loading of Tesla vehicles by port workers. That's right!

After 13 days on strike General Motors announces the cancellation of all layoffs in Brazil

5 November 2023: Documented from Website CSP Conlutas: With a great victory for auto workers' strike, General Motors announced, this Saturday (4), the cancellation of 1,245 layoffs at the three plants in Brazil (São José dos Campos city, São Caetano do Sul city and Mogi das Cruzes city). The announcement comes one day after the Supreme Labor Court rejected the automaker's request for an injunction to maintain the layoffs.

General assembly of IG Metall shop stewards at Mercedes-Benz Duesseldorf - Solidarity greetings to United Auto Workers (UAW) on strike

29 October 2023: Dear Colleagues the UAW union, the United Auto Workers in the USA, you started your strike on September 15, 2023 for the 150,000 employees of the BIG THREE: General Motors, Ford and Stellantis after the collective agreements expired. Your strike began with a few thousand to initialize as a “Stand Up” strike. It is now in its 6th week and you have expanded it to include up to 45,000 strikers at over 40 locations.

Solidarity Statement - to the striking workers in the USA at Ford, Stellantis and General Motors, to the UAW

21 October 2023: Dear colleagues, We send you a warm greeting of solidarity from Cologne/Germany. We already congratulate you on the joint strike of all three workforces against the "Big Three"! This is a big and important step - this is how you develop a strong fighting force. We heard that the first demands have already been successful. You are rightly fighting for higher wages against inflation, against division with low-wage groups and for a reduction in working hours with full wage compensation! The strike against plant closures must be possible so that we can fight effectively for our jobs.

Your fight is our fight! Long live international solidarity!

Dear colleagues from General Motors, Ford and Stellantis! Dear colleagues of the UAW! There are also reports in Germany about your historic fight, the joint fight of your three workforces. We support your demands for 40% more wages over 4 years and the abolition of the staggered wage system. We protest decisively against the 4,000 dismissals of unorganized colleagues!

Touch one – touch all! Call of the ICOG for active solidarity with the strike of the UAW in the USA

10 October 2023: Dear Colleagues, Despite a widespread media boycott, the already 4-week strike of the United Auto Workers (UAW) union against the "Big Three" (GM, Ford, Stellantis) has attracted worldwide attention. The list of international expressions of solidarity is long and an important trump card in the "historic strike". There are already 25,000 colleagues in the "Stand Up" strike. Thousands more are ready to fight. The UAW and its members have prepared for a long labor struggle. The strikers' will to fight and their self-confidence are high. A large majority in the USA is still behind them. The bosses of the international auto monopolies of the "Big Three" also know this. Meekly, they have already announced individual concessions to the workers and their union. We call on them to fulfill the justified demands of the UAW comprehensively and immediately. Workers will not be satisfied with crumbs.

Mercedes colleagues Sindelfingen - Solidarity greetings to the UAW / USA

We, Mercedes colleagues from the Sindelfingen plant, send you solidarity greetings and support your strike. We are active members of IG Metall Germany and internationally in the International Automotive Workers' Conference. Our program is: No struggle must stand alone, we are automobiles and colleagues. Your strike is just right in the situation where inflation is increasing worldwide and the burden of war and crisis is being shifted onto the working masses. To this end, you have put forward important demands, such as the reduction of working hours with full wage compensation, the right to strike against plant closures and for wage increases against inflation and against low-wage groups. Your strike has historic significance to strike together with all three corporate employees of the "big three" in the USA. We are committed to making your struggle known, to organize a common strike day, for the preservation of all jobs, for a wage supplement, for a reduction in working hours with full wage compensation and for a legal right to strike on all sides. We wish you continued strength and success for your strike! Mercedes colleagues Sindelfingen - Solidarity greetings to the UAW / USA

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