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Canada: UNITE HERE: Key articles about Canadian hospitality workers 02-04-2020

UNITE HERE Canada Press Roundup:


USA: BCTGM: Shame on Sara Lee Frozen Pie Bakery! 02-04-2020

Sara Lee Pie Maker Ignores Worker Health and Welfare COVID-19


ILO new report “Family-friendly policies and other good workplace practices in the context of COVID-19: Key steps employers can take” 01-04-2020

Read here the ILO report


UN new report “Shared Responsibility, Global Solidarity: Responding to the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19” 01-04-2020

Click here to read the UN report


Malawi: MCTU: Demands to Government re: workers’ rights during COVID-19 01-04-2020

Read the MCTU proposal here


Global Unions Statement to IMF and World Bank re: economic stimulus, public health action and debt relief 01-04-2020

Click here to read the statement by Global Unions


USA: Teamsters (IBT): Teamsters Brewery Conference and Anheuser Busch Joint Statement 01-04-2020

Teamsters Brewery Conference and Anheuser Busch Joint Statement


UK: UNITE the Union: Call on government for physical distancing in food processing 01-04-2020

Mandatory two-metre distance in food processing industry needed urgently, George Eustice told


USA: FLOC: Guidance for members re: COVID-19 01-04-2020

Read here FLOC guidance for members regarding COVID protocol


Canada: UFCW Canada: Victory for workers in food processing 31-03-2020

Processors increase worker pay in response to coronavirus


Australia: UWU: Australia's UWU urges universal income and social protection, public investment and ownership for the crisis and beyond 31-03-2020

Read here the article in English


UK: UNITE the Union: Update on COVID-19 31-03-2020

Read here the UNITE the Union update on COVID-19


Belgium: FGTB HORVAL: Warning to companies 31-03-2020

France: CGT-Commerce: Lutte contre McDonalds 31-03-2020

CGT-Commerce: Lutte contre McDonalds


New Zealand: NZCTU: COVID-19 and Your Work Rights 30-03-2020

COVID-19 and Your Work Rights


Australia: UWU: Workers’ Plan to Survive COVID-19 Crisis: No Lay-offs, Income Guarantee, Tax Relief and Rent/Mortgage Freezes 30-03-2020

Workers’ Plan to Survive COVID-19 Crisis: No Lay-offs, Income Guarantee, Tax Relief and Rent/Mortgage Freezes


India: SEWA: Safety and Security Campaign 30-03-2020

Read here about the SEWA Safety and Security Campaign


USA: RWDSU: COVID-19 Resources 30-03-2020

Click here to access the RWDSU COVID-19 resources hub


Japan: JTUC-RENGO: Updates on COVID-19 27-03-2020

Germany: NGG: Tarifliche Regelungen über die Einfuhrung von Kurzarbeit und sichern der Arbeitsplätze 27-03-2020

Turkey: DİSK: Key articles on COVID-19 27-03-2020

Read here key articles on DİSK website on COVID-19


Belgium: FGTB HORVAL: Key articles on COVID-19 27-03-2020

FGTB HORVAL key articles on COVID-19:


Netherlands: FNV: Tripartite statement of Committee of “Unity and Decisiveness” on COVID-19 27-03-2020

Click here to read FNV Tripartite statement of Committee of “Unity and Decisiveness” on COVID-19


Europe: EFFAT: Updates on COVID-19 27-03-2020

Read here EFFAT updates on COVID-19


India: Women's Water and Sanitation Committees fight to secure water facilities on tea plantations 27-03-2020

Read here the article in English


Colombia: SINTRAINAGRO demands and wins COVID-19 support and protection for banana workers 27-03-2020

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USA: Teamsters (IBT): Teamster Safety and Health Department Factsheet on COVID-19 26-03-2020

Teamster Safety and Health Department Factsheet on COVID-19


Guyana: GAWU: Demands for workers on sugar plantations 26-03-2020

Read here the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) demands for workers on sugar plantations.


Spain: CC.OO Servicios: Trabajando, exigiendo medidas de seguridad y salud, y demanda soluciones en defensa del empleo y los medios de vida de los trabajadores 26-03-2020

CC.OO Servicios, España. Trabajando, exigiendo medidas en seguridad y salud, y demanda soluciones en defensa del empleo y medios de vida de los trabajadores y trabajadores.

 

 

Teléfono gratuito de atención laboral por la crisis del coronavirus

CC.OO demanda medidas para minimizar su impacto sobre el empleo

 


Japan: UA Zensen response to COVID-19 (in Japanese) 26-03-2020

UA Zensen response to COVID-19 (in Japanese)


Bloomberg article on global food workers 26-03-2020

Bloomberg Law: They’re Called Essential, But Local Food Workers Are Resisting


The Guardian article on food security in the wake of COVID-19 26-03-2020

The Guardian: Coronavirus measures could cause global food shortage, UN warns


USA: Sacramento Bee opinion editorial on rights for immigrant farmworkers 26-03-2020

The Sacramento Bee: Immigrant farmworkers feed us despite the coronavirus pandemic. They deserve better


Belgium: FGTB: Article sur les travailleurs d’AB Inbev à Jupille 26-03-2020

RTFB Info: Les travailleurs d'AB Inbev à Jupille en ont ras-le-bol: ils veulent être mieux protégés


Uganda: HTS-Union statement on COVID-19 26-03-2020

Read here the HTS-Union statement on COVID-19


Northern Ireland, UK: UNITE the Union: Workers walkout over health & safety 26-03-2020

A thousand workers walkout at Moy Park site at Seagoe in Portadown after company profits are put before safety


Austria: PRO-GE Infos zur Kurzarbeit 26-03-2020

Lest hier PRO-GE Infos zur Kurzarbeit


Denmark: Danish response to mitigate the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic 26-03-2020

Read here Danish response to mitigate the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic


Colombia: Gobierno colombiano excluye a los trabajadores agrícolas de la cuarentena obligatoria 26-03-2020

Gobierno colombiano excluye a los trabajadores agrícolas de la cuarentena obligatoria


El Salvador: Comunicado de SITRACONSTA 26-03-2020

Lea aquí el comunicado de SITRACONSTA


Defending agricultural workers, in a pandemic and beyond 26-03-2020

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India: SEWA Appeal for helping informal workers during COVID-19 25-03-2020

Read here SEWA’s Appeal submitted to the Minister of State (IC) for Labour and Employment & Union Minister of Finance for Helping Informal Sector Workers during COVID 19 crisis.


Italy: FILCAMS-CGIL: Ristorazione autostradale, aree di frontiera con poca protezione 25-03-2020

Ristorazione autostradale, aree di frontiera con poca protezione


USA: BCTGM: Victory for Bakery workers! 25-03-2020

Bimbo Bakeries USA to Re-open Pa. Bakery to Support Demand from COVID-19 Crisis


Germany: NGG: Information aus dem HRCT-Sektor 25-03-2020

Brazil: Todo sea por el lucro; JBS reprime a sus trabajadores 25-03-2020

 

Todo sea por el lucro

Click here to read the story about JBS in English


France: CFDT: Nouvelles sur la branche Hôtels, cafés et restaurants 25-03-2020

Création d'un fonds solidaire COVID19 pour les salariés et les entreprises de la branche Hôtels, cafés, restaurants


Switzerland: UNIA: COVID-19: quels sont mes droits? 24-03-2020

UNiA - COVID-19: quels sont mes droits?

Informations dans d'autres langues:


Sweden: HRF: Information kopplat till corona 24-03-2020

HRF: Information kopplat till corona


Africa: La crise du COVID-19 et protection des travailleurs : cas des entreprises de boissons dans quelques pays d’Afrique 24-03-2020

La crise du COVID-19 frappe tous les pays du monde. Cette pandémie n’a pas épargné les pays africains et les travailleurs africains. Les syndicats dans leur rôle de défense des intérêts matériels et moraux de leurs membres ont pris à bras le corps cette pandémie et ont négocié un nombre de dispositifs pour protéger les travailleurs. Dans les secteurs des boissons par exemple nous vous proposons les mesures prises dans certains pays.


IDWF Statement: Protecting Domestic Workers and Fighting the Corona Pandemic 24-03-2020

IDWF Statement on Protecting Domestic Workers and Fighting the Corona Pandemic


NYT article outlining the vulnerability of workers across sectors including fast food 24-03-2020

NYT article outlining the vulnerability of workers across sectors including fast food


UK: UNITE the Union Statement on COVID-19 24-03-2020

UNITE the Union Statement on COVID-19


The Guardian article on the impact of COVID-19 on the tourism sector 24-03-2020

The Guardian article on the impact of COVID-19 on the tourism sector


Spain: Turismo: CCOO reclama que los ajustes de plantilla debido a la crisis del Coronavirus sean una "medida coyuntural, justificada y consensuada" 24-03-2020

Turismo:  CCOO reclama que los ajustes de plantilla debido a la crisis del Coronavirus sean una "medida coyuntural, justificada y consensuada"


USA: UFCW victory at Cargill 24-03-2020

Cargill workers to receive $2/hour emergency pay increase during COVID-19.

UFCW is calling on ALL food employers to step up and compensate our front line workers. Sign the petition here.


Argentina: Video importante de UTHGRA en Argentina 23-03-2020


UK: UNITE statement on cooperative working in the food and drink industry 23-03-2020

Click here to read UNITE statement on cooperative working in the food and drink industry.


Belgium: Les impacts du Coronavirus au travail: CSC Belgique 23-03-2020

Les impacts du Coronavirus au travail

Informations dans d'autres langues:

 


USA: UNITE HERE letter to US government regarding workers in HRCT sector 23-03-2020

Read here the letter from UNITEHERE! President D. Taylor to Senator McConnell, Leader Schumer, Speaker Pelosi and Congressman McCarthy.


Marriott to pay 159 million USD dividend to shareholders on March 31st 22-03-2020

Please read here an article from the Wall Street Journal.


Italy: Union push wins national tripartite agreement on employment, health and safety 22-03-2020

Italy: Union push wins national tripartite agreement on employment, health and safety

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Sweden: HRF tripartite agreement victory 20-03-2020

Read here the HRF local tripartite agreement on short term lay-offs with governmental support.


Italy: CGIL Relief Package and measures related to COVID-19 20-03-2020

Read here an update from CGIL on Italian measures to face the COVID-19 pandemic.


WHO Update from March 17 20-03-2020

WHO Coronavirus-Update #17 - 17.03.2020.

 

 


IUF HRCT document on "extraordinary events" 20-03-2020

Recently the IUF has been involved in different meetings with the ILO, WHO and UNTWO about the COVID-19 outbreak.

We have been critical of the WHO and UNWTO for only referring in their communications and newsletters to the protection of the sector and tourists, without any mention or special measures for the many workers in the sector.

Please click here to see our draft demands on governments and employers for the HRCT sector.

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ILO: almost 25 million jobs could be lost worldwide as a result of COVID-19 19-03-2020

International Labour Organization (ILO) website has published information on potential job loss estimation.


Spain: El sector turístico Espagñol - una industria en peligro por efecto del COVID-19 19-03-2020

El sector turístico Espagñol - una industria en peligro por efecto del COVID-19


France: Le Monde - Coronavirus : comment les secteurs-clés de l’économie française s’organisent 19-03-2020

Coronavirus : comment les secteurs-clés de l’économie française s’organisent


Germany: NGG - Corona-Krise: DEHOGA lässt Beschäftigte im Regen stehen 19-03-2020

Corona-Krise: DEHOGA lässt Beschäftigte im Regen stehen


USA: Key articles from the HRCT sector including WSJ on Marriott furloughs 19-03-2020

Spain: El País - La Comunidad de Madrid activa cientos de camas en dos hoteles y moviliza a miles de licenciados en Medicina sin el MIR 19-03-2020

La Comunidad de Madrid activa cientos de camas en dos hoteles y moviliza a miles de licenciados en Medicina sin el MIR


Uganda: HTS Uganda negotiations with government 17-03-2020

HTS-Union is the Uganda Hotels, Food, Tourism, Supermarkets and Allied workers' union, representing. Since 2017, HTS-Union is being part of the “Trade union education in the hotel sector in East Africa”, and strong and committed player in the Marriott organizing campaign.


USA: NYT opinion editorial by food delivery workers 17-03-2020

I Deliver Your Food. Don’t I Deserve Basic Protections?



 


Coronavirus impact on labour supply fuels food shortage fears 17-03-2020