Coca-Cola bottler FEMSA's business model for the Philippines - job destruction, labour law violations and systematic rights abuses

9 June 2018 News

CCFEMSAPH267sCoca-Cola FEMSA, which manufactures Coca-Cola branded products in the Philippines, had planned massive forced redundancies in sales and manufacturing even prior to the planned introduction of a sugar tax. When the tax was introduced in December 2017, the company  presented a package of job destruction, labour law violations and systematic rights abuses as its new "business model".

Anti-union harassment and victimization escalate at AB InBev Sonepat India

5 June 2018 Urgent Action

Sonepat3Management at global brewer AB InBev's plant in Sonepat, India is escalating its attacks on trade union rights. Since February, the union has been defending its rights with an ongoing non-stop protest at the factory gate and needs your support. CLICK HERE TO SEND A MESSAGE TO AB InBev!

Spanish hospitality workers on 3-day march to Malaga to demand a collective agreement

4 June 2018 News

Malaga2Over one thousand tourism workers, led by the IUF's Spanish affiliates CC.OO Servicios and FeSMC-UGT, marched the more than 60 kilometers from Marbella to Malaga May 22-25 in support of their demand for a new collective agreement.

Pay revolt continues with third round of strikes at UK TGI Friday's

1 June 2018 News

Workers at private equity owned 'casual dining' chain TGI Friday's in the UK launched a third round of 24-hour strikes on June 1 backed by the IUF affiliate Unite, following their strikes on May 18 and May 25.

Marriott workers from around the world demand action to combat sexual harassment

30 May 2018 News members from Marriott hotels in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe and the Americas came together in Geneva on May 29 to voice their demand for global action by the world's largest hotel group to protect workers from the endemic sexual harassment which plagues the industry.

UK TGI Friday's workers strike for fair pay

23 May 2018 Urgent Action

TGIFweb%20logoWorkers at two UK restaurants of the US franchise chain TGI Friday's struck for 24 hours on May 18 after being given two days' notice that they would be stripped of 40% of their income from tips - a loss of up to GBP 250 per month. Workers at two other TGI Friday's locations have voted 100% in favor of possible strike action on June 25, with other locations set to follow. CLICK HERE to send a message to CEO Karen Forrester, telling the company you support the workers' demands and urging talks with Unite.

Germany: Standing ovation for dismissed Deliveroo shop stewards as DGB Congress pledges solidarity and support for rights in the platform economy

18 May 2018 News

deliveroodgb2Two young workers dismissed from their jobs after fighting to form a works council at the food delivery platform Deliveroo received standing ovations on May 16 at the 2018 Congress of the German Trade Union Confederation (DGB) in Berlin.

Council of independent unions at Coca-Cola Indonesia rejects the national collective agreement, demands reinstatement of dismissed union leaders

15 May 2018 News


The fight for freedom of association at Coca-Cola Amatil's operations in Indonesia has escalated with the formation of the Coca-Cola Indonesia Workers Council, bringing together four independent unions and challenging the company's collusion with SPSI, the national union structure originating in the New Order military dictatorship (1967 -1998).

Georgia: sustained union protest wins government action to secure sugar workers' jobs

1 May 2018 News

AgaramarchIUF members at the Agara Sugar Company in Georgia have won an agreement to end the threatened closure of the Agara Sugar Company and revive production following 50 days of protest action at the gates of the plant and government offices in the capital Tbilisi, including a 3-day, 120-kilometer worker march from Agara to Tbilisi.

The Coca-Cola Company's 'milestone' human rights report is a study in evasion

25 April 2018 News

The Coca-Cola Company's recently published human rights report comes at a time of substantial slippage by TCCC in addressing human rights at the workplace, and specifically the right of all workers within the Coca-Cola system to freely form and join trade unions of their own choice and engage in collective bargaining with their employers.

India: SEWA calls on government to recognize the rights of informal sector workers in new wage legislation

24 April 2018 News

The vast majority of India's waged workforce fall outside the coverage of the government's proposed new Code on Wages. The Self-Employed women's Association (SEWA) is campaigning to bring recognition and rights for informal sector workers, including home-based and domestic workers, within the scope of the legislation.

Subsidizing Mondelez in Canada: the Ontario government's 22 million dollar cash gift

19 April 2018 News

mondelez-sticker-en_Final%20resizedCanada's Ontario government is rewarding Mondelez a cash gift of 22.6 million Canadian dollars for `skills development and capital investment' at its non-union East York (Ontario) facility- a factory which over the past 5 years has taken over production from two union sites which the company has closed.

International union support for independent unions in Belarus

19 April 2018 News

An international union delegation of representatives of the IUF, IndustriAll, PSI and the ITUC held a demonstration in support of the independent trade union movement at the Geneva diplomatic mission of the Republic of Belarus on April 18.

Peru: 2-day national strike against attacks on trade union rights at AB InBev's Backus

19 April 2018 News

PeruABInBev1Peru's brewery giant Backus has been aggressively attacking its workers and their rights since being acquired by AB InBev in late 2016, dismissing some 1,500 workers and replacing them with casual employees.

Pennsylvania Mission Foods workers organize, fight and win a first collective bargaining agreement

17 April 2018 News
Workers at Mission Foods in Mountain Top, Pennsylvania have voted to approve a 3-year collective bargaining agreement and officially join United Food & Commercial Workers, Local 1776 following union organizing efforts dating back to 2006. 


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