Improving workers' wages, conditions and rights
The core mission of the International Metalworkers' Federation is to improve workers' wages, working and living conditions, and to ensure that workers' rights are respected, particularly in the metal industry.
The IMF represents blue- and white-collar workers in industries such as steel, non-ferrous metals and ore mining, mechanical engineering, shipbuilding, automobile, aerospace, electrical and electronics.
The IMF brings together metalworker trade unions at national and international level to help members challenge the neo-liberal agenda of corporations and conservative governments and to ensure all share in the wealth generated through sustainable economic growth.
By working with other organisations, the IMF aims to
- Build a global metalworkers' movement.
- Organise the unorganised.
- Strengthen international solidarity.
- Engage with trans-national corporations.
- Negotiate international framework agreements.
- Secure workers' rights, including the rights of women workers.
- Fight for sustainable economic development, and
- Promote fair trade, social justice and the elimination of poverty.
See our 2009-2013 Action Programme for full details.