Strikers return to work at upscale Spanish hotel with agreement to reduce workloads & precarious jobs

24.09.18 News

BeLive3Housekeepers and valets at the Hotel Be Live Experience in Lanzarote (Canary Islands) ended their ongoing industrial action on September 6 with a vote in favor of a pre-agreement that establishes a negotiated framework for reducing the intolerable workload on housekeepers, guarantees more hours to valets and establishes more permanent positions.

Reinstate #TheCargill14 now!

18.09.18 News

Cargill14Istanbulrally2A large rally on September 18 in front of Cargill's Istanbul head office, with participants from 22 trade union, civil and political organizations, showed the wide support for the fourteen workers and members of IUF affiliate Tekgida-Is who have been continuously protesting since they were dismissed over 150 days ago while organizing a union at Cargill in Bursa-Orhangazi, Turkey.  

IUF members from around the world protest Coca-Cola's rights violations at company-sponsored human rights conference

14.09.18 News

DemoCokeAtlanta213092018Led by the IUF, unions representing Coca-Cola workers around the world held a spirited demonstration on September 13 outside The Coca-Cola Company-sponsored conference on business and human rights at the company's global headquarters in Atlanta.

Myanmar: hotel workers protest irresponsible, unethical tourism at Bagan's historic Tharabar Gate

10.09.18 News

Protest actions were launched by HLOB, the IUF-affiliated hotel and tourism workers' union federation in the Bagan, Myanmar, to denounce rights violations at The Hotel Tharabar Gate. On August 24 management terminated 12 workers including the union chairperson, two union executive officers and seven union members.

200 days and still fighting! Brewery workers across India support struggle at AB InBev's Budweiser plant

06.09.18 News

September 6 marked the 200th day of continuous protest action in front of AB InBev's Budweiser plant in Sonepat, India. Brewery workers from other AB InBev sites and Carlsberg joined the protest action in solidarity with the Haryana Breweries Limited Mazdoor Union (HBMU).

UK: Workers at TGI Fridays in holiday walk out

28.08.18 News

TGIFridayUKsmallWorkers at TGI Fridays restaurants in the UK held a new series of strike actions in their on-going dispute over tipping and minimum wage abuses. The strike from August 23 to 26 was timed to coincide with a UK public holiday.

ILO's corporate partnerships put global standards at risk

26.08.18 News

The IUF and ITUC have requested an urgent meeting with the ILO Director General to discuss corporate partnerships following the ILO decision to partner with Fast Food giant McDonald's through the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth.

Unions call for peace, solidarity and the protection of livelihoods as Cameroon sinks deeper into violence

17.08.18 News

IUF affiliates in West and Central Africa have affirmed their determination to defend workers' livelihoods and work together for a peaceful resolution to the worsening crisis in Cameroon.

Workers strike at Spanish luxury hotel over outsourcing and precarious jobs

17.08.18 News

HotelBeLiveThe housekeepers and valets of the upscale Hotel Be Live Experience in Lanzarote, in Spain's Canary Islands, are on strike against outsourcing and precarious jobs. Workers are required to clean up to 26 rooms per shift in addition to cleaning other areas, compelling them to work up to 10 hours a day without stopping to eat to complete their assignments.

IUF members spotlight company's serial human rights offenses at Coca-Cola flagship store in Las Vegas

17.08.18 News

1734On August 13 members from IUF affiliates, including supporters from the IUF's affiliate BCTGM from across the USA and Unite Here's Las Vegas Local 226, put the spotlight on The Coca-Cola Company's multiple human rights abuses in an action outside the flagship Coca-Cola store on the Las Vegas strip.

New law brings paid leave for victims of domestic violence in New Zealand

15.08.18 News

New legislation adopted by New Zealand's Parliament provides victims of domestic violence 10 days paid leave to allow them to ensure their personal safety. Under the law, which comes into effect in April 2019, victims will not be required to provide proof of violence and will have access to flexible work arrangements to facilitate their safety.

Jury finds Monsanto guilty of concealing glyphosate risks in landmark California trial

14.08.18 News

The jury in the Dewayne Johnson v. Monsanto Co. court trial has found the company guilty of concealing the dangers of glyphosate, the world's most widely-applied herbicide, and awarded the terminally ill groundskeeper total damages of USD 289 million.

IUF Young Workers celebrate International Youth Day 2018

13.08.18 News

IUF%20young%20workers%20banner%20EN%20-%20CopyIUF Young Workers are organizing and taking back power: actions took place across the IUF regions on August 12, International Youth Day 2018.

No rights for workers at Marriott's Bali paradise

13.08.18 Urgent Action

1124Global hotel giant Marriott's 5-star W hotel in Bali-Seminyak, Indonesia promises guests a "stay in paradise". But there's trouble in paradise for workers at the hotel who attempt to exercise their basic rights. CLICK HERE TO SEND A MESSAGE TO MARRIOTT

Zimbabwe: the crocodile bites

10.08.18 Editorial

ZCTUGovernment repression in the wake of disputed election results has intensified following the army's indiscriminate use of live ammunition which killed at least 6 protestors in the capital Harare on August 1. Amnesty International has denounced "a vicious campaign of torture, intimidation and suppression of dissenting voices."


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