We are workers and employees with our families and friends of factories of Daimler, Renault and Nissan and their subcontractors. In these factories we are more than one million colleagues. The major part are of the core workforce, but an increasing number are contract and temporary workers. We see ourselves as a part of the militant and class-militant workers movement worldwide.
- We develop a solidary culture of debate.
- All participate on equal terms.
- We use the ‘catch the eye’ procedure. Speakers will be called in the order of their requests first by country and second by speaker of each country.
- Time limit on speeches is three minutes. Request for a longer time limit are voted on.
- We aim for consensus, decisions are taken by simple majority.
- The group of spokespersons shall consist of three members. The three candidates will be elected, who receive the most votes by country. If there is more than one candidate of the same country, only the candidate who receives the most votes will be elected.
We, the Dailmer Benz workers Of South Africa have heard that
you are faced with dismissal, whereas we in South Africa are forced to work
Mondays to Sundays. Comrades this bad action by this employer must be resisted
and fight because she wants to get maximum profits by super-exploiting and
reducing us in the production lines. We, Dailmer Benz workers in South Africa
are pledging solidarity with you,comrades. An injury to you is an injury to
us! Let all Dailmer Benz Workers unite and fight against your intending
dismissa lby Dailmer Benz.
Yours in the Struggle. From Dailmer Benz workers of South Africa
6th International Automotive Workers’ Counsel
(15 – 18 October 2009) at Hannover
Charta of Solidarity of the Daimler Delegations
We are shop stewards, members of the works councils and employees of the rank-and-file working at the Daimler plants or we are active as unionists in these plants. We understand ourselves as part of the automotive workers of the world.
We are more than 270,000 colleagues at Daimler worldwide. In the corporation-wide struggle in 2004 we made the experience of our strength when German, Brazilian and South-African workers struggled together.