Cambodia: Brewery giant Carlsberg seeks to punish union for defending workers' rights

24 April 2017 Urgent Action

1070Global brewery giant Carlsberg is using the courts to bully and intimidate the IUF-affiliated Cambodian Food and Service Workers Federation (CFSWF), the union representing workers at its Cambodian joint venture Cambrew. CLICK HERE TO SEND A MESSAGE TO CARLSBERG!

Brazil: First general strike in 20 years

28 April 2017 News

Trade unions across Brazil call general strike to oppose government plans to cut pensions and make sweeping changes to labour laws.

USA: Pennsylvania Gruma/Mission Foods Workers Fighting Back

28 April 2017 News

On International Labour Day 2017, workers at Mission Foods in Pennsylvania will send a clear message that they, like their predecessors in 1890, are not going to be intimidated by management bullying and harassment

A May Day message

27 April 2017 Editorial

May Day, which began in the struggle of US workers for the 8-hour day, has been celebrated around the world since 1890 as International Labour Day. Its force lies in its global character: it is the day when workers around the world announce their commitment to struggle together for common goals.

International IUF delegation in Brussels calls for EU action on rights violations by Citra Mina in the Philippines

26 April 2017 News

Members of the SENTRO Citra Mina Workers Union in the Philippines joined an international trade union delegation for talks with the European Union's Directorate General for Trade in Brussels on April 24 on systematic abuses by Citra Mina and the need for firm EU action to ensure respect for international human rights standards throughout the Philippines' massive tuna industry.

Fast food workers on strike for a living wage in New Zealand

24 April 2017 News

UniteNZKFCStrikeUnite Union members at KFC, Starbucks, Carls Jr and Pizza Hut went on nationwide strike on April 22 to launch their campaign for a living wage. Workers voted overwhelmingly to take strike action against Restaurant Brands, the company which manages the four brands' New Zealand operations, after negotiations for a new contract broke down over the company's refusal to raise wages.

Spain: strike by poultry and rabbit processing workers brings employers back to the bargaining table

19 April 2017 News

National strike action on April 11-12 by poultry and rabbit slaughtering and process workers in Spain has brought the employers back to the bargaining table.

Strike averted as Swedish hotels return to the bargaining table for new national agreement

19 April 2017 News

The Swedish Hotel and Restaurant Workers' Union HRF signed a new 3-year national agreement for the sector on April 18 which meets their key bargaining demands less than 12 hours before a national strike was scheduled to begin.

Spanish workers strike against employer push to expand precarious work

12 April 2017 News

Spanish poultry and rabbit slaughtering and process workers have responded to an employer attack on their employment security with a two day national strike on April 11 and 12.
Striking workers are demanding that employers return to the negotiating table to strengthen stable employment, end subcontracting and improve wages.

Myanmar bakery workers end one-month strike

12 April 2017 News

MyanmarMaysonstrikedetailThe IUF-affiliated Mayson Workers' Union has ended the strike
launched on March 9 with a return to work beginning April 10 under the
terms of an agreement brokered by the chairperson of the Parliamentary
Committee on Local and Overseas Employment.

Swedish hotel workers prepare for national strike

10 April 2017 News

HRFlogoThe IUF-affiliated hotel and restaurant workers' union Hotell- och Restaurangfacket (HRF) has given notice for a national strike targeting 19 hotels in 6 cities across the country beginning April 19, 2017. The strikes involve all hotel staff and a ban on new hiring and the use of temporary workers.

International union action to defend quality employment at Mondelez

4 April 2017 News

MondelezstickerIUF affiliates around the world showed their determination to defend
quality permanent employment at job-slashing Mondelez in a week of trade
union action from March 27-31, 2017.

Italy: tourism workers strike in defense of social benefits and job security

3 April 2017 News

StrikeItalyTourism120Italian tourism workers, including workers in the catering, fast food and restaurant sectors held a one-day national strike on March 31 to highlight their demand for a renewal of the sectoral collective agreement and their rejection of employer demands for reduced social benefits and employment protection.

Indonesia: Coca-Cola's bottler determined to stifle independent unions

27 March 2017 Urgent Action

1060Coca-Cola's Australian-based bottler Coca-Cola Amatil is systematically violating basic rights in an effort to stamp out independent and democratic trade unions at its Indonesian operations. And Coca-Cola corporate management in the US knows the full history but has failed to remedy the abuses. CLICK HERE TO SEND A MESSAGE TO COCA-COLA!

Tea plantation workers highlight human right to water & sanitation on World Water Day

22 March 2017 News

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On March 22, World Water Day, tea plantation workers in the Indian states of Assam and West Bengal assembled to demand the right to water and sanitation. In tea plantations supplying the world's biggest tea brands, workers and their families have limited access to safe drinking water and the latrines in the housing provided by companies are outside their homes, with no running water, no lights and often no doors.

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