BWI construction union affiliates in Thailand took action on the planned Holcim-Lafarge merger. They said there could be no merger without unions and safety assurances.
BWI construction union affiliates in Myanmar took action on the planned Holcim-Lafarge merger. They said there could be no merger without unions and safety assurances.
In Lafarge Uganda, workers commemorated the dead and injured workers, and participated in the global action day by observing a moment of silence with the workers to remember 50 workers who died in lafarge the past two years (2013-26 workers, 2014 to date 24 workers). The union also shared with the workers the global union demands to the new company Lafarge-Holcim. The unionized employees walked through the plant and gathered at the Gate for group photos.
BWI has highlighted fatal injury figures from cement giants Holcim and Lafarge which reveal the true cost of outsourcing and precarious work. Their annual reports show that almost 300 people lost their lives working for these companies between 2011 and 2014.
BWI demands “Holcim and Lafarge, before their mega merger, reconsider their reckless employment policies and labour practices and start putting people before profits. No merger without workers’ health and safety rights!”