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International: International Metalworkers’ Federation (IMF) to improve union networks in transnational businesses

Aim of the strategy. In December 2009, the IMF’s executive committee decided to improve union presence to counterweight businesses’ managements. The strategy is aimed to the “creation and maintenance of functioning networks and mechanisms to ensure regular exchange of information, development of joint initiatives and common platforms, building solidarity, organizing unorganized plants, joint union action and contacts with the real decision-makers within the enterprises.” In May, the workgroup will work on guidelines with this aim. A report uploaded on March 11th on the union’s website actually shows that transnational union networks are scarce and hardly efficient, in spite of structures that can facilitate their task.

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