Myanmar: Police arrest protest marchers after destroying Hotel Tharabar Gate workers’ solidarity camp

12.12.18 News

TharabarCampDestroyed1smallPolice acting on the orders of local authorities have destroyed the solidarity camp continuously maintained on public space since October 12 by union members at the Hotel Tharabar Gate together with family members and supporters. A union march to the regional government authority protesting this attack was then dispersed and 13 trade union members were arrested.

New agreement follows strikes at JDE Netherlands

12.12.18 News

Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE) workers in the Netherlands and their union FNV have a new collective bargaining agreement following two effective 24-hour strikes in Joure and Utrecht on November 19 and November 22.

IUF international delegation brings the Coca-Cola Zero Rights campaign to Coke workers in Europe

06.12.18 News

SwedenAn international IUF campaign delegation made up of union leaders representing Coca-Cola workers in Indonesia and the Philippines visited IUF affiliates organizing Coca-Cola workers in Germany, Belgium and Sweden from November 28 to December 3.

San Francisco Marriott workers return to work with important gains, ending nationwide US hotel strikes

06.12.18 News

MarriottSFsettlementStriking members of UNITE HERE at 7 Marriott San Francisco hotels voted overwhelmingly to approve a new agreement after two months on the picket line, closing 9 weeks of strikes at Marriott involving close to 8,000 workers across the country.

Global confectioner Perfetti Van Melle is attacking rights in Bangladesh

27.11.18 Urgent Action

1133 UPDATE  - On January 14, 2019, the Perfetti Van Melle BD Pvt. Ltd. Employees' Union finally secured legal registration despite massive management interference. The company must now recognize the union and negotiate a first collective agreement. 

Dutch-based confectioner Perfetti Van Melle, makers of Mentos, Chupa Chups and Alpenliebe among other global brands, doesn't believe workers in Bangladesh have the right to form a union, and is aggressively attacking workers attempting to form one. CLICK HERE to send a message to the company!

Indonesia: Coca-Cola workers resisting anti-union dismissals take their struggle to company headquarters

27.11.18 News

CokeBandungCaravanMembers of the independent union at Coca-Cola in Bandung took their fight for rights to the company's national office in Jakarta on November 19 following a week-long collective refusal by victimized workers to leave the factory.

FNV and NGG members strike Jacobs Douwe Egberts in the Netherlands and in Germany

23.11.18 News

Picture%20with%20flagsJacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE) workers in Utrecht, Netherlands and in 7 German locations took strike action on November 22. In Utrecht, workers successfully shut down production at JDE for 24 hours, the duration of the strike. NGG traveled with a group of striking German JDE workers to Utrecht to join some 200 FNV JDE strikers in a show of solidarity.

Iran: Military deployed as Haft Tapeh workers continue their strike for unpaid wages

21.11.18 News

Workers at the Haft Tapeh sugar complex in Shush continue their 18-day strike and mass protests to claim wages which have not been paid since August against a background of skyrocketing living costs. Local sources now report that the military has been dispatched to Shush.

Hotel workers in Myanmar are fighting for their rights!

20.11.18 Urgent Action

1132Workers who formed a union at the Hotel Tharabar Gate in the heart of the country's famous Bagan Archeological Zone have been fighting for rights and recognition since 2015. On August 24 this year, management terminated the union chairman, along with 11 other workers, including two members of the union executive and 7 active union members. CLICK HERE to send a message to management of the Hotel Tharabar Gate.

Industrial actions bring gains for TGI FRIDAYS workers in the UK

16.11.18 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

15.11.18 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

12.11.18 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

06.11.18 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

01.11.18 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

01.11.18 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


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