Justice for Pearl Continental Hotel Karachi workers and their union - tell the government of Pakistan to respect the ILO and freedom of association!

9 September 2019 Urgent Action

For 18 years, workers at the Pearl Continental Hotel Karachi have fought with unflagging determination for their collective rights and for recognition of their union - the IUF-affiliated Pakistan Hotel, Restaurant, Clubs, Tourism, Catering and Allied Workers Federation (PHRCTCAWF).  Since 2003, the ILO has been calling on the government to rectify these violations of fundamental rights. CLICK HERE TO SEND A MESSAGE TO THE PRIME MINISTER calling on his government to implement the decisions and recommendations of the ILO NOW and ensure direct immediate negotiations between the PHRCTCAWF and the hotel management to secure the rights of the Pearl Continental Hotel Karachi workers and their union.


IUF and AccorInvest agreement on fighting sexual harassment

16 September 2019 News

The IUF and the French-based transnational hotel chain AccorInvest have signed an agreement on measures to fight sexual harassment at work. It covers all persons employed by the Group or operating on behalf of AccorInvest.

Gains for Colombian banana workers in new CBA follow months of tough negotiations

16 September 2019 News

The IUF-affiliated SINTRAINAGRO has won significant gains for 22,000 banana workers in a new two-year collective agreement signed with the employer association Augura after months of tough negotiations. Members on September 4 overwhelmingly voted for strike action from September 12 in the event of failure to reach agreement.


Unions protest Coca-Cola's serial human rights violations at company-hosted conference on… Business and Human Rights

16 September 2019 News

Attendees at the 11th Business and Human Rights Conference hosted by The Coca-Cola Company on September 12 at its Atlanta headquarters faced a group of fifty trade unionists at the entrance denouncing ongoing human rights abuses at Coca-Cola in countries around the world.

NGG wins important gains in new agreement at Barry Callebaut

13 September 2019 News

Following on a series of warning strikes, Barry Callebaut workers in Hamburg now have a new collective bargaining agreement which aligns pay with the industry-wide agreement for the Northern Germany confectionery industry.

Indonesia: BMI union leader convicted in trial farce, union to press criminal charges for systematic wage and benefit violations

10 September 2019 News

The trial of Reni Desmiria, secretary of the SPBMI union of workers at seafood processor Bumi Menara Internusa (BMI) in Lampung, Indonesia, has concluded with her conviction and a reduced sentence. The notoriously corrupt legal system declared her guilty as expected, but faced with campaigns at local, national and international level was forced to reduce the sentence to 4 months with time served.


International union solidarity with independent unions and the democracy movement in Hong Kong

1 September 2019 News

Representatives of the ITUC and all the Global Unions Federations based in the Geneva region marched to the Geneva Permanent Mission of the Government of China on August 30 in response to the IUF call to show solidarity with the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions and the millions of people demanding democracy in Hong Kong.

#TheCargill14 take their fight for reinstatement to Cargill’s Turkish head office

30 August 2019 News

To mark 500 days of their ongoing struggle, the Cargill 14 gathered with other trade unionists and supporters in front of Cargill's Turkish headquarters in Istanbul on August 30.

UNITE HERE sends a message to American Airlines: One Job Should be Enough

23 August 2019 News

Airline catering workers in the US took their campaign for a living wage and affordable healthcare to Dallas-Ft Worth on August 13 when more than 600 UNITE HERE members protested outside the headquarters of American Airlines.


Evidence of Systematic Wage Theft at BMI

16 August 2019 News

Evidence that PT BMI have deliberately and systematically paid workers below the provincial minimum wage was revealed in an Indonesian Court.

Tell Chicken of the Sea to take action on human rights violations in its supply chain!

12 August 2019 Urgent Action

US-headquartered packaged seafood provider Chicken of the Sea promises ‘A Sea of Good’ and likes to talk about sustainability. Its products are well-known throughout the Americas. Like many US seafood companies, Chicken of the Sea sources products from Bumi Menara Internusa (BMI) in Lampung, Indonesia. And BMI is trying to send a brave trade union leader to prison for 6 years.

CLICK HERE to tell Chicken of the Sea to use its commercial relationship with BMI to press for Reni's release and stop this outrageous use of a corrupt legal system to bully workers.

Nestlé Russia union leaders targeted for early dismissal

9 August 2019 News

The President and Vice-President of the Sales Force Workers Union - a member of the IUF-affiliated AIWUR - have both been laid off in the massive restructuring of Nestlé Russia's sales force. Both are based in the only facility to be closed. The IUF believes that this closure targets the union's leadership.

Mass strike in Hong Kong shows the depth of support for the democracy movement

7 August 2019 News

Hundreds of thousands of public and private sector workers responded to the August 5 strike call by the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU), which brought Hong Kong to a standstill. Workers organized workplace assemblies and marched in support of the HKCTU's demands.

Breakthrough health and safety agreement at Danone Russia

29 July 2019 News

The IUF Russian affiliates AIWU and Novoprof have taken a significant step towards raising health and safety standards at Danone facilities throughout Russia in a newly-signed agreement.

Denmark: Burger King workers win their first collective agreement

26 July 2019 News

The IUF-affiliated 3F has won a first collective agreement covering 33 Burger King restaurants owned by four different operators.


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