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May Day Philippines: support for Citra Mina workers makes it the biggest ever march in General Santos 07-05-2015

Over two thousand people went out on the streets of General Santos of May 1st to support the demands for the human rights for Citra Mina workers. Led by the trade union center SENTRO, demonstrators demanded improvements in the working and living conditions of the tuna workers
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Union protest against casual employment and mass dismissal at Phillips Seafood plant in Indonesia 06-05-2015

Workers from the Phillips Seafood plant, Lampung, Indonesia are fighting back after 171 workers were brutally sacked between April 27-29.
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Workers Memorial Day in General Santos, Philippines - Citra Mina workers remember their dead and fight for the living 28-04-2015

citraminaWMD1The Citra Mina Workers Union and their national centre SENTRO commemorated Workers Memorial Day with the families of fishing vessel workers declared lost at sea. Over the past two years, at least 17 workers on vessels fishing for the Citra Mina Group are known to be missing or dead and the union continues to investigate other cases.
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Union action at Belgian Seafood Expo raises pressure on Citra Mina 25-04-2015

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The IUF, International Transport Workers' Federation and Belgian unions CSC Alimentation et Services, FGTB Horval, and CSC Transcom raised the growing pressure on the Citra Mina Group at the Brussels Seafood Expo - the world's largest seafood trade fair -by demonstrating on April 23 outside the venue, where Citra Mina's Philfresh Corporation was one of the companies exhibiting and seeking contracts with buyers.
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World trade unions hold tuna company Citra Mina to account at Brussels SeaFoodExpo 23-04-2015

On April 22, Global union federations the IUF and ITF, assisted by Belgian trade unions, used the Brussels Seafood Expo to spotlight human rights abuses by Philippines' tuna giant Citra Mina.
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Indonesian seafood workers demand respect and union rights at Bumi Menara Internusa 05-04-2015

On April 1 workers at Bumi Menara Internusa (BMI), one of Indonesia's largest fish processing companies picketed the factory gates in Lampung protesting intimidation, dismissals and abusive precarious employment.
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Philippines Congress shines spotlight on tuna giant Citra Mina's brutal abuses 19-03-2015

CitraMinaBillboardsmallThe first in a series of Congressional hearings into abuses and illegal practices by Philippines tuna producer Citra Mina got under way on March 18 in the Philippines' House of Representatives, marking an important milestone in the long fight for justice for Citra Mina workers.
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Union action secures release of fishing crew abandoned by tuna giant Citra Mina 22-02-2015

European unions plan for better quality industrial relations in fisheries and aquaculture 26-11-2014

The IUF Italian affiliate FLAI-CGIL hosted a European fish industry conference on November 13-14, 2014 to discuss the findings of EU-sponsored research on the quality of industrial relations in fisheries and aquaculture and to evaluate the impact of the EU Common Fisheries Policy on the quality and quantity of jobs.
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Citra Mina’s Human Right Violations Exposed During the Philipinnes Tuna Congress 05-09-2014

Hundreds of Citra Mina workers trooped to the venue of the 16th Tuna Congress to dramatize their plight and to reiterate the pressing need for the erring company to address its continuing human rights violation. Bearing “Justice for Citra Mina” banner and chanting, “because of Citra Mina, our families are hungry,” the workers conducted a symbolic die-in action outside the hall where the congress is being held.
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Citra Mina workers union celebrates the first year of registration 24-07-2014

Citra Mina workers gathered to celebrate the first year of the registration of their union with a loud chant: Workers United Will Never be defeated! Mabuhay ang uring manggagawa !!!
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Dignity is not for sale! Citra Mina attempts to buy out union members 20-07-2014

Citra Mina workers union president Jumary Arevalo revealed to the public that conciliation hearings between the management has failed. Citra Mina is not willing to agree on union's basic demand for reinstatement with full back wages and had declared to call back all previous offer of separation pay and livelihood assistance package.
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Solidarity with Citra Mina workers at US importer 16-07-2014

Members of UFCW Local 359 at New York's New Fulton Seafood Market - the entry point for Citra Mina frozen tuna products into the US - were outraged to learn the story of Citra Mina workers in General Santos, Philippines.
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Tell Philippines' seafood giant Citra Mina to respect the human rights of their workers! 24-06-2014

Seafood giant Citra Mina is the Philippines' second largest exporter of tuna, doing billions of dollars in sales to the European, Asian and North American markets under the Philfresh brand. This hugely profitable Group, however, is violating the human rights of its workers. CLICK HERE TO TELL THE COMPANY TO RESPECT HUMAN RIGHTS!


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Philippines unions picket union-busting Citra Mina 19-06-2014

The Philippines national center SENTRO mobilized hundreds of members on June 19 to picket distribution outlets belonging to Citra Mina, the seafood giant which terminated 78 workers last year to prevent them from forming a union.
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IUF and ITF welcome Thai fisher slavery exposé 13-06-2014

Two international union federations working together to fight appalling exploitation of fishery workers have applauded this week’s exposé by the UK’s Guardian newspaper of the use of slave labour in the Thai prawn industry.
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Guardian: Slavery in prawn trade: consumers urged to check source of seafood 11-06-2014

Marine Stewardship Council, Greenpeace and Marine Conservation Society say retailers must be called to account
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Philippines: IUF and ITF demand justice for Citra Mina workers 30-05-2014

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) and IUF (International Union of Food, Agricultural and Hospitality Workers) today demanded the reinstatement of 78 unfairly sacked workers at Philippines seafood supplier Citra Mina – and promised the workers their continuing support.
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Strike threat brings wage increase for Norwegian fish industry workers 28-05-2014

The Norwegian food workers’ union NNN reached on agreement on wages with the Norwegian Seafood Association (FHL) on May 19, averting a strike set to begin on May 21.
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IUF and ITF applaud NZ ‘slave ships’ progress 16-05-2014

ITF (International Transport Workers' Federation) and IUF (International Union of Food, Agricultural and Hospitality Workers) today applauded the steps forward made in preventing often shocking abuse of crews on fishing vessels in New Zealand waters.
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IUF Executive Committee debates aquaculture and fisheries sector work 15-05-2014

The IUF Secretariat report and proposals for development of coordination among the IUF affiliates, organizing workers in fisheries and aquaculture received the unanimous support of the IUF Executive committee, which met in Geneva on May 14-15, 2014.
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IUF Africa team prioritise fisheries and aquaculture workers coordination 15-05-2014

Following the sectoral report to the IUF Executive Committee (May 14, 2014) on the Secretariat work in fisheries and aquaculture, the leadership of the IUF African regional secretariat team met to discuss the long-term working plan for this sector.
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International unions IUF and ITF welcome Finnish food chain report 13-02-2014

International Transport Workers’ Federation and International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers' Associations today welcomed the release of research by Finnish group Finnwatch into the human cost of that nation’s cheap supermarket food.
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