25,000 demonstrate nationwide at the Bosch action day against planned job destruction

23 March 2024: Correspondence: On March 20, more than 10,000 colleagues protested outside Bosch headquarters against the announced 8,000 job losses. According to trade union IG Metall, there were 25,000 nationwide. In the sunshine, we from the International Automotive Workers' Coordination (IAC) greeted the participants as they disembarked from the queue of buses with a rally, short speeches and songs. This fully met the militant mood.

Against the destruction of jobs at the automotive suppliers - Organize and take part in actions!

1 March 2024: Coordinating Group Germany: What is planned? The suppliers are planning massive job losses. One in four of the current 270,000 jobs are to be destroyed by 2030. Only a maximum of 200,000 would then remain (Automobilwoche 18.2.2024) Bosch plans to cut over 3,000 jobs in the Stuttgart region, primarily among developers and employees. ZF Friedrichshafen has announced the elimination of 12,000 jobs. Continental wants to cut 7150 jobs and comprehensively restructure parts of the group (see "New job destruction plans... on this website).

March 8 - International Women's Day: Active for women's liberation

March 3, 2024: Five months of bombardment of the Gaza Strip by Israel and two years of war in Ukraine mean endless suffering for the population. Homes, infrastructure, the whole of nature is being destroyed because imperialist powers such as Russia, Israel, the US and other new imperialists want to expand their sphere of influence and their sources of profit at the cost of other imperialists and above all at the cost of the people. More than 30,000 people have already been killed in Gaza, about 70 percent of them women and children. All respect to the women in Gaza, Iran, Poland, Argentina and many other countries who, despite the particular oppression, do not allow themselves to be discouraged and confidently take a stand against sexism, violence against women and discrimination. Women are at the forefront of the fight against a rightward development and fascism.

Third International Automotive Workers' Conference will be held in India at the end of November 2025

1 March 2024: Dear colleagues, at the 6th online meeting on January 28, 2024, the International Coordination Group (ICOG) unanimously accepted the application of trade union federations from India to hold the Third International Automotive Workers' Conference (3rd IAC) in India. The exact location will be determined by the end of June 2024. We look forward to your active support, global mobilization and participation of delegations from all over the world. ICOG is focusing its work on the preparation of the 3rd IAC. This conference is self-organized and financially independent. A call for donations and sponsors will be distributed.

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.

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