Industrial actions bring gains for TGI FRIDAYS workers in the UK

16 November 2018 News

TGIFweb%20logoA series of well-publicized strikes over tipping and minimum wage abuses by workers at TGI Fridays in the UK and support from Unite and the IUF have achieved important initial results.

Coca-Cola Indonesia: workers resisting anti-union dismissals refuse to leave their factory

15 November 2018 News

Bandung5The five leaders and members of the independent union at the Coca-Cola Bandung factory continue to refuse to leave the factory they have remained inside since November 12. The 5 reported as usual for work that day and refused to sign letters endorsing their termination as a consequence of what had earlier been described as a 'voluntary' retrenchment program

Zero rights! - anti-union aggression escalates at Coca-Cola Bandung Indonesia

12 November 2018 News

zero%20rightsManagement of the Coca-Cola bottling plant in Bandung, Indonesia is stepping up repression against the independent, democratic union at the facility. Following the October 19 disciplinary action against union president Sovi Fradina, who now risks instant dismissal in retaliation for informing members of their legal rights, management has now terminated 3 union officers and two active members for rejecting participation in what was presented by management as a 'voluntary' redundancy scheme.

Hotel housekeepers around the world highlight their fight for rights in IUF Global Week of Action

6 November 2018 News

Argentina2Hotel housekeepers around the world took action to highlight their fight for rights and recognition during the IUF 5th Global Week of Action from October 8-14.

Global agreement with Unilever on rights and recognition

1 November 2018 News

IMG_5417%20Adjusted_best_resizedIUF General Secretary Sue Longley, IndustriALL Global Union General Secretary Valter Sanches and Unilever CEO Paul Polman signed a joint memorandum on union rights and recognition with global consumer goods maker Unilever on October 31 at the regular bi-annual meetings with the company which have taken place since 2010.

Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia takes disciplinary action against union president for informing members of their legal rights

1 November 2018 News

SoviCoca-Cola Amatil Indonesia is taking disciplinary action against the
president of the independent, democratic union at Coca-Cola Bandung,
Sovi Fradina Mardani Masrip, for informing his members of their legal
rights.

UN Human Rights Council adopts a landmark Declaration on the rights of peasants and rural workers - fight now moves to the UN General Assembly

26 October 2018 News

On September 28, the United Nations' Human Rights Council voted to adopt a wide-ranging 'Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas'. The Declaration sets out a comprehensive framework of protection for the rights of peasants and rural workers struggling to defend livelihoods and small-scale agriculture from corporate and state dispossession and destruction.

Brazil: Democracy under assault

26 October 2018 Editorial

Democracy in Brazil is not at a crossroads; It faces a firing squad.

Myanmar: Hotel & Tourism Workers strike over rights violations at the Hotel Tharabar Gate, Bagan

18 October 2018 News

TharabarGateStrike1Protests launched by the IUF-affiliated hotel and tourism workers' union federation, HLOB, on September 10 have escalated into strike action by hotel workers in the Bagan Archaeological Zone, a major tourist attraction and cultural heritage site.

Union protests escalate at Accor's luxury Pullman Jakarta Hotel

18 October 2018 News

PullmanJakartaFSPMAction1bisOn October 17, the IUF-affiliated independent national hotel and restaurant workers' federation FSPM held its fourth mass protest action in front of Accor's luxury Pullman Jakarta Hotel.

World Food Day 2018: Global call for a halt to 'gene drive' technology

18 October 2018 News

On World Food Day 2018, the IUF joined with over 200 organizations and food rights advocates in calling for a halt to the use of 'gene drives', a genetic engineering technology designed to force genetic change through entire populations of plants, animals and insects.

From the Marriott US picket lines, solidarity with the fight for rights at Marriott Indonesia

17 October 2018 News

OnejobOn October 10, local UNITE HERE union local leaders in all the US cities involved in the Marriott strikes and campaign wrote to Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson, calling for the reinstatement of dismissed union chairman Agus Sarwatama at the W Hotel in Bali and full respect for trade union rights.

Strike at Philip Morris operations in the Philippines over closures, mass layoffs

15 October 2018 News

PhilipMorrisPhilippinesWorkers at the largest tobacco company in the Philippines have been on strike since September 28, protesting factory closures and mass lay-offs.

Philippines: thugs, army and police attack striking Sumitomo banana workers

15 October 2018 News

On October 10, thugs accompanied by members of the army and police again attacked striking packing house workers on picket lines at Sumitomo's Sumifru Philippines Corporation (Sumifru) operations in Compostela Valley in Mindinao. The union has been on strike since October 1 over the company's refusal to engage in collective bargaining negotiations for more than a decade.

Turkmenistan: Free Gaspar Matalaev, end forced and child labour!

12 October 2018 Urgent Action

MatalayevRghts defender Gaspar Matalaev has now spent more than two years in prison for the 'crime' of documenting the massive use of forced labour in the cotton fields of Turkmenistan. Arrested on October 4, 2016, two days after publishing a report on forced labour in the 2016 harvest, he was reportedly subjected to torture in order to extract a forced 'confession' to crimes he never committed. CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION for his immediate and unconditional release

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