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IUF COVID-19 Demands : Meat and poultry processing 23-09-2020

This new IUF COVID-19 Demands leaflet on meat and poultry processing is now uploaded on the IUF publications page (in English):


AB InBev Jupille: strike continues following an outbreak of COVID-19 09-09-2020

AB InBev Jupille: strike continues following an outbreak of COVID-19


Brazil: Stial: “Nestlé propone congelar el piso salarial de los trabajadores parovechandose de la pandemia” (in Spanish) 07-09-2020

Nestlé propone congelar el piso salarial de los trabajadores


Costa Rica: Sinatraa: “Amenaza con despidos en plena pandemia” (in Spanish) 07-09-2020

Amenaza con despidos en plena pandemia


USA: New York Times article: “Hotels Tout Cleaning, But Guests Say, ‘My Room Was Dirty’” featuring UNITE HERE 07-09-2020

Hotels Tout Cleaning, But Guests Say, ‘My Room Was Dirty’


Argentina: “Escudos contra la pandemia” (in Spanish) 07-09-2020

Tripartismo y diálogo social, el mejor escudo contra la pandemia


Australia: Guardian article: “Almost 80 Victorian [Australia] Workplaces Breached Covid Safety Guidelines Since Start of Stage 4 Lockdown” 07-09-2020

Almost 80 Victorian Workplaces Breached Covid Safety Guidelines Since Start of Stage 4 Lockdown


USA: New York Times article: “Heat, Smoke and Covid are Battering the Workers Who Feed America” 07-09-2020

Heat, Smoke and Covid are Battering the Workers Who Feed America


Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe Times article: “Farm Workers Celebrate Promulgation of Occupational Safety Regulation” featuring GAPWUZ 07-09-2020

Farm Workers Celebrate Promulgation of Occupational Safety Regulation


USA: Bloomberg article: “Seafood’s the New Meatpacking as Covid Outbreaks Spread” featuring UFCW 07-09-2020

Seafood’s the New Meatpacking as Covid Outbreaks Spread


IUF Safe Return to Work during COVID-19 Demands: Catering 18-08-2020

In this IUF guide on safe work during the pandemic, catering workers and their unions are provided with measures which will protect them from exposure to COVID-19.

The guide goes further to demand a post pandemic world where all catering workers are employed directly, have regular hours with secure employment and can access their rights to enjoy healthy and safe jobs with adequate wages, social benefits and good working conditions.

Read more in the leaflet available in English, French and Spanish:

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IUF Safe Return to Work during COVID-19 Demands: HRCT 18-08-2020

Millions of workers in the HRCT sector are suffering from the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Crucial to the rebuilding of the sector will be strong trade union voices guiding the policy development and implementation in order to ensure robust health and safety measures, income security, job security, gender equality including health care and sick leave, and above all trade union rights.

Read more in the leaflet available in English, French and Spanish:

IUF Safe Return to Work during COVID-19 Demands: HRCT     Revendications de l'UITA pour le secteur HRCT     Demandas de la UITA para el sector HRCT


IUF Young Workers Committee: Infographic 18-08-2020

“COVID-19 does not discriminate. People of all ages, all nationalities, all ethnicities can contract COVID-19”. This is the message of a new infographic produced by the IUF Young Workers’ Committee. The leaflet, Worker Health and Safety during COVID-19, gives simple clear messages to assist food and beverage workers, irrespective of age, to work safely during the pandemic.

Infographic is available in English, French, Spanish and German:

Русская версия здесь / Українська версія тут / Հայերեն տարբերակ


A message from IUF General Secretary Sue Longley including IUF COVID-19 Demands 18-08-2020

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the globe, I am constantly impressed by the determination of our affiliates to protect members and to fight for fair treatment of workers.

To assist in the fight we have produced 5 leaflets on  Agriculture, Food & Beverage, Hotels, Equality and Fast Food

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Uruguay: “El no-trabajo y procesos de desestabilización psicológica” (in Spanish) 18-08-2020

El no-trabajo y procesos de desestabilización psicológica


Argentina: Atilra: “La violencia de los déspotas” (in Spanish) 18-08-2020

La violencia de los déspotas


Uruguay: Felatrac/STCC: “La solidaridad en tiempos de pandemia” (in Spanish) 18-08-2020

La solidaridad en tiempos de pandemia


Honduras: SITRAINA: “SITRAINA nuevamente movilizado” (in Spanish) 18-08-2020

SITRAINA nuevamente movilizado


Mali: UITA Mali: “Santé et sécurité au travail : UITA-Mali renforce la capacité de ses membres” (in French) 18-08-2020

Santé et sécurité au travail : UITA-Mali renforce la capacité de ses membres


Bloomberg article: “Do-It-Yourself Contact Tracing for 1.3 million: A Union Jumps In” 18-08-2020

Do-It-Yourself Contact Tracing for 1.3 million: A Union Jumps In


Kenya: KUDEIHA: Videos: “Reopening of the hospitality industry/What hotels should do” & “The Rights of Food Delivery Workers” 18-08-2020

 

Reopening of the hospitality industry/What hotels should do

 

The Rights of Food Delivery Workers


Australia: UWU: “Meat industry COVID-19 cases surge as union warns against shutdown” 18-08-2020

Meat industry COVID-19 cases surge as union warns against shutdown


Brazil: REL-UITA: “Una industria a la deriva” (in Spanish) 28-07-2020

Una industria a la deriva


Colombia: Sintrainagro REL-UITA: “Situación insostenible” (in Spanish) 28-07-2020

Situación insostenible


Uruguay: STCC REL-UITA: “Diálogo y articulación de capacidades” (in Spanish) 28-07-2020

Diálogo y articulación de capacidades


UK: UNITE the Union: “Save our Jobs” demonstrations 28-07-2020

‘Save our Jobs’ call


Zimbabwe: FFAWUZ: “Zimbabwean Food Industry Inspected for COVID Compliance” 28-07-2020

Bénin: CONASYB/COFESYB: Training sessions on fighting COVID-19 for IUF-Bénin affiliates (in French) 28-07-2020

Guardian article: “From hunger to abuse: how COVID-19 has affected women worldwide” 28-07-2020

From hunger to abuse: how Covid-19 has affected women worldwide


Bloomberg article: “How the American Worker Got Fleeced” 06-07-2020

How the American Worker Got Fleeced


UN: UN Conference on Trade and Development: Coronavirus will cost global tourism at least $1.2 trillion 06-07-2020

Coronavirus will cost global tourism at least $1.2 trillion


ILO: ILO Global Summit: COVID-19 and the World of Work 06-07-2020

The ILO Global Summit gathers online workers, employers and governments to discuss how to address the economic and social impacts of the pandemic.


VNB-ITF-IUF Report: “Pandemic of Exploitation in European Trucking” 06-07-2020

Pandemic of Exploitation in European Trucking


EFFAT: EFFAT Report: “COVID-19 outbreaks in slaughterhouses and meat processing plans: State of affairs and proposals for policy action at EU level” 06-07-2020

Covid-19 outbreaks in slaughterhouses and meat processing plants


The Counter article featuring the UFCW: “US meat companies warned of shortages and an executive order kept them open. At the same time, they were exporting record amounts of pork to China.” 06-07-2020

US meat companies warned of shortages and an executive order kept them open. At the same time, they were exporting record amounts of pork to China.


ProPublica article: “Emails Reveal Chaos as Meatpacking Companies Fought Health Agencies Over COVID-19 Outbreaks in Their Plants” 06-07-2020

Emails Reveal Chaos as Meatpacking Companies Fought Health Agencies Over COVID-19 Outbreaks in Their Plants


WIEGO: Social Protection Responses to COVID-19 (in English, French and Spanish) 06-07-2020

UK: UNITE the Union: BAEM COVID-19 Health and Safety Guide 19-06-2020

BAEM COVID 19 Health and Safety Guide


FAO: New Report on Global Food Markets and the impact of COVID-19 19-06-2020

Read the new  Biannual Report on Global Food Markets

Read the full FAO Food Outlook report available in English


Bénin: CONASYB/COFESYB: IUF unions leads on preventing COVID-19 (in French) 19-06-2020

Mesures préventives contre le Covid-19 : l’UITA Bénin assure la veille

Lutte contre le coronavirus au Bénin: Deuxième séance de sensibilisation des syndicats affiliés à l’UITA


USA: IBT: Teamsters Hold National Supply Chain Day of Action (including news links) 19-06-2020

Teamsters Hold National Supply Chain Day of Action

Coronavirus outbreaks at 60 U.S. plants raise specter of more food shortages

More Food Shortages Loom With Outbreaks at 60 U.S Plants


NY Review of Books article by Michael Pollan: “The Sickness in our Food Supply” 19-06-2020

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Belgium: FGTB/CSC: COVID-19 Protocol for Tourism Sector (in French and Flemish) 19-06-2020

Uganda: update of the actions led by the IUF affiliates during the COVID-19 10-06-2020

Click here to read the update of the actions led by the IUF affiliates during the COVID-19


CWC: Principles from the Global Unions Committee on Workers’ Capital on Asset Manager Responses to the Coronavirus Pandemic 08-06-2020

Principles from the Global Unions Committee on Workers’ Capital on Asset Manager Responses to the Coronavirus Pandemic


Ghana: ICU: Report on the fishing industry in Ghana during the COVID-19 crisis 08-06-2020

Read the report here


New York Times article on cleanliness in the hotel industry in the US featuring UNITE HERE President D. Taylor 08-06-2020

Click here to read here the New York Times article on cleanliness in the hotel industry in the US featuring UNITE HERE President D. Taylor


Argentina: UTHGRA: Video: Best Practices for reducing risks around COVID-19 for hotel housekeepers (in Spanish) 03-06-2020

Buenas Practicas Preventivas para reducir riesgos de Covid-19 en el sector Personal de Piso Hotel

 

 

 


Austria: PRO-GE: Update on COVID-19 in Austria 03-06-2020

Read here the update on Austrian situation from PRO-GE


ILO: Guidance note on the safe and healthy return to work during the COVID-19 pandemic 03-06-2020

A safe and healthy return to work during the COVID-19 pandemic


Belgium: FGTB HORVAL: Editorial: What matters most is the health and safety of food workers! (in French) 03-06-2020

Secteur alimentaire : « Nous ne sommes pas des HEROS ! »


Mozambique: SINTIHOTS: Press statement re: impact of COVID-19 on hotel and tourism workers 03-06-2020

Read here the press statement in Portuguese: Comunicado de Imprensa


Italy: FLAI-CGIL: Briefing note: Regularising migrant workers in Italy 03-06-2020

Read here the FLAI CGIL Briefing note for regularising migrant workers in Italy


Zimbabwe: FFAWUZ: “Food sector workers fight for survival” 03-06-2020

Read the article here


France: Axia Consultants report on the economic impacts of COVID-19 on the tourism sector in France and globally (in French) 25-05-2020

Impacts économiques de la crise du COVID19 sur le tourisme dans le monde et en France (AXIA Consultants, Mai 2020)


UN: UN Human Rights experts: every worker must be protected! 25-05-2020

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India: GALU: “No wages, no safety, no food, no empathy: The Acche Din for Migrants in Covid’s India” Report 25-05-2020

Read the Gujarat Agriculture Labour Union report here


France: CFDT: Réunion internationale des syndicats sur la situation dans l’hôtellerie, le tourisme et la restauration 18-05-2020

Réunion internationale des syndicats sur la situation dans l’hôtellerie, le tourisme et la restauration


IUF Urgent Action: UFCW Canada: Tell the government of Canada urgent action is required to protect food workers’ lives and safety! 18-05-2020

Click here to sign the petition in English

Cliquez ici pour signer la pétition en français

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Lisez l'article en français ici


Ireland: Unite the Union: Moy Park bosses refusal to provide workers COVID testing blasted by Unite the Union 18-05-2020

Moy Park bosses refusal to provide workforce COVID testing blasted by Unite the union


Guardian article on meat processing plants around the world 14-05-2020

Read here the Guardian article on meat processing plants around the world


PSI: Sign PSI’s petition on universal public health care (in English, French and Spanish) 14-05-2020

Click here to sign the petition in English

Signez le Manifeste - Plus jamais comme avant !

Firme el Manifiesto - ¡Nunca más como antes!

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IUF Asia/Pacific blog: Working Together Against COVID-19: Supporting Food, Farm and Hotel Workers during the COVID-19 Crisis 11-05-2020

Click here to visit IUF Asia/Pacific blog and learn more about Working Together Against COVID-19: Supporting Food, Farm and Hotel Workers during the COVID-19 Crisis (Resources in multiple languages)


USA: UNITE HERE: UNITE HERE calls for strict measures to protect workers and guests 11-05-2020

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France: FO-FGTA: Sauvons nos emplois et sauvons les entreprises des Hôtels, Cafés, Restaurants! (in French) 11-05-2020

Sauvons nos emplois et sauvons les entreprises des Hôtels, Cafés, Restaurants !


Ghana: ICU: Update on COVID-19 in IUF sectors in Ghana 11-05-2020

Read here the update on COVID-19 in IUF sectors in Ghana


Spain: CCOO/UGT: Unions work to develop health and safety protocols for the return to work (in Spanish) 07-05-2020

CCOO participa en la planificación preventiva del proceso de desescalada del sector turístico


Argentina: UTHGRA: COVID-19 Protocol for hotels and restaurants (in Spanish) 07-05-2020

Medidas preventivas para la actividad hotelera gastronómica. Hoteles UTHGRA - Reapertura post COVID-19


UN: COVID-19 and human rights of LGBTI people 07-05-2020

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REL-UITA Editorial: REL-UITA/IUF Latin America President Norberto Latorre: “We need to rethink the world and trade union action” (In Spanish and English) 07-05-2020

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Spanish: Norberto Latorre: hay que repensar el mundo y la acción de los sindicatos


UK: UK Trade Unions: Joint statement with Food and Drink Federation re: food security 07-05-2020

UK trade unions and the FDF: working together to feed the nation

Click here to read here the joint statement


Reuters article featuring IUF Asia/Pacific in India 07-05-2020

Click here to read the Reuters article featuring IUF Asia/Pacific in India


Cambodia: CFSWF: Videos about the struggle during COVID-19 07-05-2020

 

 

 

 

Watch another CFSWF video about the struggle during COVID-19 here


Colombia: SINTRAINAGRO: Yes, it is possible to protect agricultural workers and mitigate risk in a pandemic – SINTRAINAGRO shows how it’s done 04-05-2020

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USA: UFCW/RWDSU: Unions demand enforceable safety standards as US President Trump orders meat plants to remain open 04-05-2020

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Burkina Faso: IUF affiliates take the lead in organizing worker safety and protection 04-05-2020

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South Africa: SACCAWU: Letter to the President of South Africa re: COVID-19 04-05-2020

Read the letter here


Spain: CCOO/UGT: Joint Protocol with FIAB (Food and Beverage Employers Association) (in Spanish) 04-05-2020

Pulse aquí para leer el protocolo y guías obre buenas practicas de protección y prevención laboral de las personas trabajadoras en el sector de alimentación y bebidas durante la crisis sanitaria provocada por el COVID-19


Italy: CGIL: Briefing on Lockdown Easing Measures 04-05-2020

Read here the CGIL briefing on lockdown easing measures in Italy


CWC: Workforce Best Practices for COVID-19 29-04-2020

 

 

Workforce Best Practices for COVID-19

 

 


Spain: CCOO: Tourism after COVID-19 Action Proposal (in Spanish and English) 29-04-2020

Argentina: FTIA: Protocol for the Food Sector around COVID-19 (in Spanish) 29-04-2020

Guía para prevención y actuación para la industria por la contingencia COVID-19


G20: IUF calls on G20 tourism ministers to take immediate measures to protect workers in the COVID-19 crisis 29-04-2020

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Brazil: Government closes JBS factory (in Spanish) 29-04-2020

REL UITA: Clausuran planta de JBS, pero la empresa calla


IUF Africa: International Workers Memorial Day Demands 29-04-2020

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Council of Global Unions International Workers Memorial Day Statement (in multiple languages) 29-04-2020

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IUF Asia/Pacific: COVID-19 and occupational exposure: Rethinking rights and responsibilities for a safer workplace 29-04-2020

COVID-19 and occupational exposure: Rethinking rights and responsibilities for a safer workplace


Italy: FLAI-CGIL: Open Letter to the Italian Government on Protections for Migrants 27-04-2020

Read here the Open Letter to the Italian Government on Protections for Migrants

FLAI-CGIL calls for regularization of migrant workers and urgent measures to protect their health

In Spanish: FLAI-CGIL pide la regularización de trabajadoras y trabajadores migrantes y medidas urgentes para proteger su salud

In French: La FLAI-CGIL appelle le gouvernement à régulariser les travailleurs-euses migrant-e-s et à prendre de toute urgence des mesures pour protéger leur santé


USA: UFCW: UFCW wins agreement on improved protection, conditions at JBS 23-04-2020

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WTO: IUF and allies call on WTO to focus on medicine and saving lives not negotiating new trade deals 23-04-2020

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In Spanish: ¡La OMC tiene que suspender las negociaciones sobre nuevos acuerdos comerciales y enfocarse en el acceso a la medicina y en salvar vidas!

In French: L’OMC doit arrêter toutes les négociations de nouveaux traités commerciaux et se recentrer sur l’accès aux fournitures médicales et le sauvetage de vies !


UK: UNITE the Union: Hotels providing emergency NHS accommodation “risking lives” with lack of COVID-19 safety 21-04-2020

Hotels providing emergency NHS accommodation ‘risking lives’ with lack of Covid19 safety


Joint Statement to G20 Agriculture Ministers 21-04-2020

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Mauritius: GSEA: Update on COVID-19 21-04-2020

Read here the update on COVID-19 in Mauritius


IUF Statement on Domestic Violence 20-04-2020

Uganda: UHISPAWU: Press statement on the effects of COVID-19 on flower workers 20-04-2020

Read here the press statement by the UHISPAWU on the effects of COVID 19 to flower farm workers and the workers of Uganda at large.

Read here the article on Uganda flower workers' union fighting against total collapse.


USA: UFCW: Agreement reached with JBS to increase pay and personal protective equipment for meatpacking workers 20-04-2020

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Spain: CCOO & UGT: Joint statement with CEHAT (Hotel Employers Association) to Spanish government (in Spanish) 20-04-2020

CCOO servicios:  CEHAT, CCOO y UGT elevan de forma conjunta al Gobierno propuestas para proteger al sector del alojamiento turístico español ante la crisis

FeSMC-UGT: CEHAT, CCOO y UGT elevan de forma conjunta al Gobierno propuestas para proteger al sector del alojamiento turístico español ante la crisis


WIEGO and Informal work during the COVID-19 crisis 20-04-2020

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Switzerland: UNiA: Survey on working conditions during COVID-19 20-04-2020

Survey on working conditions during COVID-19:


G20: IUF demands G20 action to protect tourism workers 17-04-2020

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