Finnish food workers to strike in defense of protection against dismissal

28.09.18 News

More than 4,500 members of the Finnish Food Workers Union (SEL) will take strike action at 15 workplaces on October 3 in support of their demand that the government withdraw its proposal to strip protection against dismissal from workers at companies with fewer than 20 employees.

International delegation brings IUF Coca-Cola Zero Rights campaign to Coke unions across Canada

27.09.18 News

BramptonsmAn international union delegation including Atra Narwanto and Lutfi Arifiyanto, the victimized leaders of independent unions at Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia, is currently meeting with IUF affiliates representing Coca-Cola workers in Canada.

IUF international union delegation brings the 'Coca-Cola Zero Rights' campaign to the USA

26.09.18 News

BostonsmFollowing successful protests and meeting with student groups in Atlanta (see more here) IUF members from Indonesia, the Philippines and Haiti shared their experiences of The Coca-Cola Company's human rights failures in their countries with IUF members working at Coca-Cola in Boston and Philadelphia and student civil rights groups in Atlanta.

Italian unions to strike against job destruction at Jacob Douwe Egberts (JDE)

26.09.18 News

IUF affiliates in JDE's Italian operations will be striking on September 28 to protest the elimination of 57 jobs with the announced closure of JDE's Andezeno, Italy facility.  FLAI-CGIL, FAI-CISL and UILA-UIL have issued a joint call for JDE to enter into immediate negotiations and to reconsider the company's decision to transfer production and make 57 workers redundant.

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.


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