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A message from IUF General Secretary Sue Longley including IUF COVID-19 Demands 25-05-2020

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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Argentina: FTIA: Video re: Food workers and the fight against COVID-19 (in Spanish) 25-05-2020


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

Read here the article in English


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


Argentina: Atilra: Video re: Health care and COVID-19 (in Spanish) 25-05-2020


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

 

 

 

Read here the article in English

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

Read the article here in English


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

Read the article here in English

Lea aquí el artículo en español

Cliquez ici pour lire l'article en français

Lest hier den artikel auf Deutsch


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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Lea aquí el artículo en español

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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

Read here the article in English

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

Read here the article in English


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

Read the article here


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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UK: GMB: Union demands food factory safety summit 17-04-2020

UK union GMB urges government to convene food factory safety summit


WHO Update on COVID-19 17-04-2020

WHO COVID-19 update 22 - April 16

 

 WHO Update 22 - April 16

 


USA: FLOC: Proposed wage cuts for agricultural workers 17-04-2020

 

Read the FLOC Statement on Adverse Effect Wage Rate (AEWR)

Profiting from pandemic: Trump White House wants to lower farmworker wages!


Belgium: FGTB HORVAL: Guidelines on physical distancing 17-04-2020

Canada: UFCW Canada: Victory for Cargill workers in Alberta 15-04-2020

Alberta meat plant reduces shifts after union raises concerns about lack of COVID-19 safety measures


Argentina: UTHGRA: Actualizaciones y información importante sobre COVID-19 15-04-2020

Actualizaciones y información importante sobre COVID-19


UK: UNITE the Union: Updates and Victories around COVID-19 15-04-2020

Read updates here


Spain: CCOO: Sindicato se opone a la flexibilización de jornada en la agricultura 13-04-2020

Lea aquí el artículo completo en español


Maldives: TEAM: Resort capitalizes on pandemic to victimize union officer 13-04-2020

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Zimbabwe: FFAWUZ: Union makes urgent appeal for personal protective equipment 12-04-2020

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Tunisia: UGTT: Appel signé par l’UGTT pour protéger les migrant-e-s et les refugié-e-s en Tunisie 12-04-2020

Appel signé par l’UGTT pour protéger les migrant-e-s et les refugié-e-s en Tunisie


USA: RWDSU: Poultry Industry’s Delayed COVID-19 Response is killing America’s essential workers – Protect them now! 12-04-2020

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Spain: CCOO: Actualizaciones sobre COVID-19 12-04-2020

Pulse aquí para leer actualizaciones sobre COVID-19


France: CFDT/CGC/CGT/FO: Syndicats et AccorInvest signent un accord sur l'activité partielle 12-04-2020

Accorlnvest Hotellerie France: Accord sur la mise en œuvre d'une mesure d'activite partielle

Cfdt: Activité partielle: l’indemnisation des salaries à temps complet des hôtels, cafés, restaurants, est prise en compte sur la base de 39h


ILO new report: “COVID-19 and the world of work” 08-04-2020

India: HBLMU: 763 days of protest at AB InBev in India temporarily suspended as union supports COVID-19 counter-measures 08-04-2020

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USA: UFCW: Fact Sheet: Food Processing Workers Should Be Protected 08-04-2020

Click here to read the fact sheet


Germany: NGG: Sign the petition to support delivery riders! 06-04-2020

Sign the petition to support delivery drivers:


Belgium: Joint statement on the food sector 06-04-2020

In French: Recommandation des interlocuteurs sociaux de l'industrie alimentaire belge CP 118
In Flemish: Aanbeveling sociale gesprekspartners Belgische voedingsindustrie PC118


Peru: FNT-CGTP-ABA: Food workers union fights management push for 12-hour shifts 06-04-2020

Read here the article in English


USA: Teamsters (IBT): Teamsters and AB InBev Joint Announcement on temporary pay increases 06-04-2020

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ETI Food, Farming & Fisheries COVID-19 Guidance 06-04-2020

Click here to read the ETI Food, Farming & Fisheries COVID-19 guidance


NYT article on COVID-19 denialism in Russia and Central Asia 06-04-2020

‘The Fields Heal Everyone’: Post-Soviet Leaders’ Coronavirus Denial


Italy: CGIL-FLAI: Agricultural migrants Update 06-04-2020

Read here an update from CGIL-FLAI on agriculture and migrant workers in Italy


India: GALU COVID-19 Memorandum 06-04-2020

Click here to read the Gujurat Agriculture Labour Union (GALU) Memorandum


Germany: NGG: gemeinsame Presseerklärung der NGG und des BdS über Systemgastronomie 03-04-2020

Gemeinsame Presseerklärung der Gewerkschaft Nahrung-Genuss-Gaststätten (NGG) und des Bundesverbands der Systemgastronomie e.V. (BdS)


Europe: ETUC: Briefing Note on Short Time Work 03-04-2020

Read here the ETUC briefing note on Short Time Work Measures Across Europe


UK: GMB: The GMB Coronavirus Hub 03-04-2020

Click here to visit the GMB Coronavirus Hub


IUF Editorial: COVID-19: WTO-FAO-WHO ignore crucial link in food supply chain 03-04-2020

Click here to read the editorial in English

Hier klicken, um den redaktionellen Beitrag auf Deutsch zu lesen

Cliquez ici pour lire l'éditorial en français

Lea aquí el editorial en español

Läs här ledaren på svenska


UK: BFAWU & War on Want: McStrike demands 100% Pay 03-04-2020

Fast food and hospitality workers speak out from lock down to demand #100Percent pay from their employers

Take action and sign the petition here


Spain: CCOO: CCOO exige una acción coordinada y urgente 03-04-2020

CCOO exige una acción coordinada y urgente que garantice la salud en el ámbito agroalimentario y facilite el abastecimiento seguro


Bloomberg article on unions fighting back in the meat industry 03-04-2020

Uproar Among Workers Supplying the World’s Meat Is Spreading


Zimbabwe: FFAWUZ: Update on COVID-19 03-04-2020

Read here the FFAWUZ position on COVID-19 pandemic


Burkina Faso: propositions approuvées par le comité des femmes du Burkina Faso de l'UITA sur COVID-19 02-04-2020

Lisez ici une synthèse des propositions menées par les membres du groupe FEMME-RIPOSTE – COVID 19


Zimbabwe: GAPWUZ: Update on COVID-19 02-04-2020

Read here the GAPWUZ update to its stakeholders in the wake of COVID-19


Brazil: REL-UITA, CONTAC CUT, CNTA: Food processing unions call for workplace, government action to defend worker health and food security. Joint Statement on Food Workers (in Spanish) 02-04-2020

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