The IMF co-ordinates trade union activities at the global level in ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steel producer that operates in over 60 countries.
In 2008 an agreement on health and safety was reached with the company and through the ArcelorMittal Joint Global Health and Safety Committee the IMF and trade unions from around the world are working towards improving health and safety at all ArcelorMittal plants.
In October 2011 miners and metalworkers at ArcelorMittal Temirtau (Kazakhstan) demanded a 30 per cent wage increase. Their demands are still not met. On February 25 the workers held a conference and decided to hold a rally on March 10. They will also push for the changes in Kazakhstan laws, which prohibit strikes at plants with continuous working cycle.Mar 07, 2012