AUSTRIA: The International Metalworkers’ Federation (IMF) today decided to begin actively engaging with Chinese workers in multinational companies on trade union and human rights.
The decision taken by the IMF Executive is in response to the significant impact China’s increasing economic influence is having on employees all over the world.
Given the current structural transformations taking place in the country the IMF considers it urgent for China to fulfil international standards regarding worker and human rights.
During its meeting, the IMF Executive prepared for the 31st World Congress opening on Sunday and also welcomed five new affiliates to the Federation. The new affiliates are:
- National Metalworkers’ Federation of Romania (Solidaritatea Metal)
- Russian Aircraft Industry Workers’ Trade Union (Profavia)
- Fédération Nationale CFTC des Syndicats de la Métallurgie et Parties Similaires
- Federation of Metal, Machine and Electronic Workers – Lomenik – KSBSI
- Centrale National des Employés (CNE)