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IBM Global Union Alliance Calls For
A Reorientation of IBM
The Global Union Alliance @IBM, alongside
UNI Global Union, IndustriALL Global Union and IndustriAll European Trade
Union, will issue a series of demands to IBM management designed to protect
the firm’s loyal workforce at a time of huge upheaval for IBMers.
was wrong to force UK workers
off final salary pensions – judge
UK High Court rules Big Blue breached contract with staff
By Brid-Aine Parnell, 9 Apr 2014
Job cuts in process in Europe.
Negotiations taking place on voluntary vs force out. Countries so far:
Norway 35 jobs (6% of the employee population)
France 438 to 500
(290 GTS, 80 other divisions,
60 being moved out to Lenovo)
Australian State to sue IBM
over $AUD1bn project blowout
IBM BULGARIA CONDENADA POR DISCRIMINACION SINDICAL
Translation: IBM BULGARIA convicted of union discrimination
Job Cuts 2.27.2012
Link to list and totals
Read Comments from IBMers that were RA'ed.
Follow the link below to register your support for US IBM workers:
IBM continues to make billions of dollars in profit and the hardworking employees of IBM should share in that success.
As a one of the world's largest companies, IBM must take responsibility for the impact it has on the global economy. To pull the global economy out of the recession, multinational giants like IBM should increase workers' pay to ensure a continuing demand for product and services. Cutting workersâ?? pay right now, when IBM is reaping huge profits, damages not only the economic future of your workers and their families but also weakens the global economy.
We ask you to express your support for IBM workers and call on the company to immediately reverse this decision.
Sign the petition now http://www.uniglobalunion.org/uniindep.nsf/protestIBM?OpenForm
The Alliance@IBM CWA Local 1701 is asking
for your urgent support in fighting the announced pay cut and band level reduction
for SSR's and other support workers in the IBM Retail Services Division in
Last week IBM executives informed SSR's (service techs) and other support groups that band levels would be lowered and they would face pay cuts up to 10% starting January 1st 2012.
This attack on the standard of living of IBM's service employees is unacceptable and demeaning. In fact many support workers have received very little in pay increases over the years.
Last year IBM had record net income of $53 billion and free cash flow of $8 billion. IBM is not a company in distress.
There is no need to decrease the pay of hard working IBM employees.
Please send emails this week to the following list of IBM management asking them to reverse this decision to cut pay and band levels. An injury to one is an injury to all!
Please send letters to:
Sam Palmisano firstname.lastname@example.org
Virginia Rometty email@example.com
Michael Daniels firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert Zapfel email@example.com
Richard Rosso firstname.lastname@example.org
Larry Arrington email@example.com
Phillip Cunningham firstname.lastname@example.org
For those of you who cannot read Spanish, the headline says it all. Huelga en IBM: Strike at IBM. The union is Union Informatica, Argentina, affiliated with the much larger labour federation, CGT. The bargaining unit is only a few months old with a membership of 500. The strike date has been set. July 28, 2011. If pay increases of 0%, 8% and 14% look good to you, consider that IBM Argentina has also been threatening to move its work to India. I have been told that quite a bit of that work, software packaging, used to be done in Canada. I have also been told that the rate of inflation in Argentina is running at 20% annually, that the annual starting salary is around $8,000 USD with a top end of about $50,000 USD.
We stand with the IBM Chile
US IBM workers:
Do not go to Chile to break their strike!
Say NO to strikebreaking!
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Press Release-Day Of
Spirit of celebration
missing for many
as IBM gears up for 100th anniversary:
IBM Global Unions
happy 100th birthday:
SWITZERLAND: At a combined global union meeting on May 6 at UNI's offices in Nyon, Switzerland, affiliates from the IMF, the EMF and UNI that have membership in IBM unanimously endorsed a document that creates a Global Union Alliance in IBM. According to the agreement signed by the three federations, unions in IBM commit themselves to working together at global level to strengthen cooperation and implement joint action, with a view to engaging IBM in dialogue at global level and increasing union membership at IBM.
Having endorsed the formation of the Alliance, unions present agreed that the first joint action of the Alliance should be held in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of IBM which will be celebrated by the company on June 16. Unions worldwide in IBM will mark the anniversary of the company by joining in actions which will promote the important role of unions in looking after worker interests in the company and demand respect for IBM employees, including respect for their union rights.
The IBM unions also agreed that the Global Union Alliance
should work to increase unionization in the company, share information on
collective agreements with IBM and support unions facing anti-union actions
by the company. May 09, 2011 ~-~ Jenny Holdcroft
Lee Conrad, national coordinator of Alliance@IBM CWA Local 1701
and international coordinator of IBM Workers International Solidarity (IWIS)
will continue his work as international coordinator of the new IBM Global Union Alliance
link: UNI Global union