Under Iceland’s new equal pay law employers must prove compliance or face fines

25.01.18 News

Gender-based wage discrimination has long been illegal in Iceland, as it is in many countries around the world. But the gender pay gap persists. Under the Equal Pay Standard law which came into effect on January 1, employers now must prove that they are paying equal wages for the same work or work of equal value, and can be fined for non-compliance.

New government attacks on independent union in Algeria

24.01.18 Urgent Action

The government of Algeria has further escalated its attacks on the independent energy union SNATEGS, which organizers workers at the state energy company SONELGAZ. SNATEGS is affiliated to the IUF through its catering workers. CLICK HERE to send a message to the authorities.

Union push brings new safety standard for hotel housekeepers in California

23.01.18 News

CalOSHAThe California government agency responsible for workplace health and safety unanimously adopted on January 18 a specific set of standards intended to reduce the occupational injuries affecting hotel housekeepers, capping a 6-year drive by the IUF-affiliated UNITE HERE.


International support for outsourced workers on strike at Holiday Inn France

22.01.18 News

soustraitanceThe workers who clean the rooms, wash the dishes and perform other outsourced low wage tasks at the 4-star Holiday Inn in Clichy, France have been on strike since October 19 last year. On January 20, they brought their struggle to Geneva and the parent company Intercontinental.


Coca-Cola brings the taste of zero rights to the 2018 Winter Olympics!

22.01.18 Urgent Action

CokebearsSince March 2015 Coke's exclusive bottler for Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific, Coca-Cola Amatil has been busy bashing rights at Coca-Cola Indonesia. The Coca-Cola Company has taken no significant action to remedy these abuses - and is a major sponsor of this year's Winter Olympics. CLICK HERE to tell Coke there's no place for the taste of Zero Rights at the Olympic Games!

Brazil: another rural worker and rights defender murdered

18.01.18 News

Brazil_0The toll of violence against rural workers, peasants and all those defending human rights, the struggle for land and the rights of indigenous peoples in Brazil continues to rise. On January 9, rural worker and land reform militant Valdemir Resplandes was murdered by gunmen in Anapu, the city in the state of Pará where American activist nun Dorothy Stang was murdered in 2005.

Iran: solidarity in the face of repression

07.01.18 Editorial

Thousands of Iranians across the country took to the streets as 2017 came to a close to vent their frustration and anger over the poverty, brutality and corruption which blight their lives. At least twenty demonstrators have been killed and over a thousand people are reportedly in detention, facing possible imprisonment, abuse and torture.

Nestlé-Froneri workers in Parma: settlement reached after a tough fight

27.12.17 News

20172312Presidio_0The long, difficult struggle of the workers at the Nestlé-Froneri ice cream factory in Parma, Italy, backed by their unions FLAI-CGIL and UILA-UIL and the IUF, resulted in a settlement on December 21 which brings provisions the company had persistently refused to consider or negotiate.


Solidarity strike in Parma in support of Nestlé-Froneri workers

22.12.17 News

NestleFroneriVevey0On 15 December more than two thousand workers and supporters joined the strike in Parma called by the provincial organizations of FLAI-CGIL and UILA-UIL in support of the Nestlé-Froneri workers and their struggle for jobs and a decent future.


Independent energy union under fierce government attack in Algeria

20.12.17 Urgent Action

The government of Algeria is escalating its war on the independent union of electricity and gas workers SNATEGS, which organizers workers at the state energy company SONELGAZ. CLICK HERE to send a message to the Algerian authorities.

LGBTI workers' rights are human rights

08.12.17 News

LGBTIOn this International Human Rights Day, the IUF joins with all those around the world calling for the full recognition of LGBTI rights as human rights.






Honduras: a stolen election and the legacy of a coup d'état

06.12.17 Editorial

TSEOn November 26, citizens of Honduras went to the polls to elect a new president. The election was stolen, triggering a new crisis in a country tormented by violence, corruption and judicial impunity.

Iran: Four months without wages! Haft Tapeh sugar workers launch strikes and demonstrations

04.12.17 Urgent Action

On December 2, workers at the giant Haft Tapeh sugar cane plantation and mill complex in Shush launched a new round of strikes and demonstrations after more than four months without wages or benefits. The workers and their families are hungry, and they need your support. CLICK HERE to send a message to the Iranian authorities.

Coca-Cola Amatil's Zero Rights Christmas Truck is here for the Holidays!

04.12.17 News

small5Coca-Cola's famous Christmas Truck has already begun making the holiday rounds as people in many parts of the world gear up for their festive season. Naturally there's also a fridge stuffed with Coca-Cola Amatil's new Zero Rights.

NUW success converting casual to permanent jobs at Asahi Australia

02.12.17 News

The IUF-affiliated National Union of Workers has signed an agreement at the Asahi-owned bottled water factory in Albury-Wodonga following a long campaign to bring the company to negotiate the creation of permanent jobs for the many workers stuck in casual employment.


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