The German union IG Metall has established the Siemens Dialog providing information about the company from a union perspective. It also lists contact information of unions represented at Siemens worldwide. You can provide any kind of news related to Siemens at your country or location - please contact siemens-dialog(at)igmetall(dot)de to send us your input.
On November 11th, Uday Mahale, General Secretary of India's Siemens Workers Union (SWU) for 28 years, passed away. IndustriAll Global Union called him a "visionary and tireless fighter for the rights of workers" in its letter of condolence. [Update Dec. 1st]
On June 30th/July 1st, union representatives from Siemens from the Czech Republic, Hungary (Budapest), Slovakia (Bratislava) and Germany held their annual meeting at Olomouc in the Czech Republic. It was hosted by the Czech union OS KOVO and supported by the political foundation “Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung” (FES) from Germany.
On July 20th, the employees of SIMEA plant in Vienna protested against the planned closure of the Large Drives production in Vienna and the projected relocation of the jobs to China.
A basis for further dialogue between unions and management has been established: On June 13th/14th, the meeting under the International Framework Agreement (IFA) of Siemens for the US took place at Washington D.C..
On 23 June 2016 the British will vote on whether their country should remain in the EU. After more than 40 years as a member of the EU, there is a lot at stake in this referendum. Unions and the Siemens Europe Committee support the movement to keep Great Britain in the EU.
33 members of the "Siemens Europe Committee" (SEC) from 21 countries held the 21st meeting of the SEC on May 18th and 19th in Berlin.
On February 9th-11th, 48 representatives from US and Canadian unions that are represented at Siemens, came together at Orlando, Florida, for a workshop. [Update: Report from IUE-CWA]
From January 18th-20th, Randy Middleton and Jerry Kurimski of the US union International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) visited Germany for talks with representatives of IG Metall in Frankfurt and Berlin.
On October 6th, a "Guarantee Agreement" for workers who have been segregated from Siemens SA into the new Siemens Healthcare, S.L.U, was signed at the headquarters of Siemens SA in Tres Cantos (Madrid). This "Safeguards Agreement" was reached on September 29th between the management of Siemens SA, Siemens Healthcare, SLU, and the Siemens SA works council.
From April 21st – 28th, 2015, an IG Metall delegation visited the US. The visit was focused on the companies Siemens and Airbus, but included several meetings with other unions, company representatives, representatives of government and non-government organizations and a journalist.