Tell British American Tobacco Chairman Burrows to Prevent Human Rights Abuses in U.S. Tobacco Fields!

23-04-2014 Urgent Action

It's time for BAT to take responsibility for conditions in their U.S. supply chain - CLICK HERE TO SEND A MESSAGE to BAT Chairman Richard Burrows.

BAT is the major shareholder (42.02%) and an important customer of Reynolds American Inc., the largest tobacco company in North Carolina. BAT plays an important role in setting acceptable standards for tobacco farm workers in its supply chain.

Synthetic biology: Genetic Engineering Goes Extreme

24-04-2014 Feature

Exactly twenty years ago the first genetically modified (GM) food entered commercial use, sparking massive controversy, trade fights and resistance from farmers, consumers and workers worldwide. Now the biotech industry is poised for a second assault on the food system with a technology platform they are calling 'Synthetic Biology'.

Global unions applaud NZ ‘slave ships’ progress

18-04-2014 News

Global unions the 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.

The battle of Turnhout is over - what’s next?

17-04-2014 News

Unions and management at the Turnhout H.J.Heinz plant in Belgium have reached an agreement on a social plan and packages to compensate the job loses for almost 190 employees after the factory shuts down.

Philip Morris International announces mass redundancies

16-04-2014 News

PMI plans to end cigarette manufacturing in the Netherlands and Australia and eliminate some 1600 jobs.

UFCW calls for safety first in poultry industry changes

11-04-2014 News

UFCW%20Logo%20jpeg_0A new study released by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) confirms what workers in the poultry industry have been saying for decades-it is among the most dangerous places to work in America.

No joy for Ferrero's precarious Kinder Joy women workers in India

10-04-2014 News

FerreroprotestFerrero's state-of-the art US$125 million Kinder Joy and Tic Tac factory in India exploits over 1,400 precarious workers on minimum wages.  Italian-based, family-owned Ferrero employs over 20,000 people worldwide in the manufacture of Nutella, Ferrero Rocher, Kinder, Tic Tac and Hanuta products, among others.

Cargill workers in Egypt still locked-out, still holding strong

08-04-2014 News

Workers at the Cargill-owned National Vegetable Oils Company in Alexandria, Egypt, have been prevented from working since December 16.

Zhanaozen Solidarity campaign brings results

04-04-2014 News

The international campaign in solidarity with imprisoned oil workers in Kazakhstan has delivered results. The campaign, supported by the IUF, IndustriAll, the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Kazakhstan and the Association for Human Rights in Central Asia. Within three months of the campaign launch over 11,400 letters were sent through LabourStart from around the world to Kazakhstan diplomatic missions, demanding freedom for the imprisoned oil workers.

UK Bakers for fast food rights

03-04-2014 News

fastfoodrightslogo_0On March 29, leaders and members of the IUF-affiliated Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) along with activists from the Fast Food Rights campaign held demonstrations in front of fast food restaurants in 31 cities across the UK. (click here for more).

IUF dairy affiliates to fight trade and investment agreements

01-04-2014 News

IUF dairy division members call on their respective Governments to abandon the current model of investment agreements and to conduct trading relationships which respect human rights and promote food security and economic sovereignty.

U.S. Government charges Kellogg's with serious violations of federal law

01-04-2014 News

KelloggsThe United States government has charged transnational cereal-maker Kellogg's with multiple and serious violations of federal labour law in connection with the lockout of more than 220 union workers in Memphis.

The impacts of all-inclusive hotels on working conditions and labour rights

28-03-2014 News

In February 2013, the IUF and the London-based NGO Tourism Concern agreed to cooperate in investigating the impact of "All-inclusive" tourism on workers and their families. The research is now completed and was presented at a launch event at the UK House of Commons on March 24.

NZ unions oppose Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) in nationwide rallies

28-03-2014 News

A day before rallies in opposition to NZ signing the TPPA take place throughout the country, the IUF affiliated SFWU has warned that the investment treaty threatens thousands of their members' jobs.

ATILRA open technology education center and host 3rd IUF global dairy conference

25-03-2014 News

dairy%20conference%20smallerThe Argentinian dairy union's technology education center in Sunchales, Santa Fe is a modern well designed facility aimed at providing university level education in the skills of dairy processing, research and innovation.

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