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

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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. 

India: Supreme Court orders payment of wages and benefits owed tea workers for 15 years

14 April 2018 News

In response to legal action by the IUF together with the affiliated Estates' Staff Union of South India (ESUSI) and other unions, the Supreme Court of India has ordered the governments of Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Kerala to make interim payment of long standing wage and benefit arrears to tea workers within 60 days.

Union action for more and better jobs for women on banana plantations in Ghana

11 April 2018 News

The IUF and Banana Link have recently facilitated workshops for affiliated unions  as part of the push for more and better jobs for women workers on the plantations. 

Germany: union support for food delivery workers fighting for rights in the 'platform economy'

9 April 2018 News

Deliveroo1The German Food and Allied Workers (NGG) are giving strong support to bicycle couriers fighting for their rights at the food delivery 'platforms' Foodora and Deliveroo, who together employ over 4,000 workers in dozens of cities. A day of national action against exploitation, precarious work and union-busting at Deliveroo is planned for April 13.

Philippines: RESPECT calls for wider application of government order making thousands of fast food workers permanent

8 April 2018 News

The Respect Fast Food Workers' Alliance (RESPECT) won an important partial victory in their long-running campaign for fast food workers' rights to secure jobs when the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on April 3 ordered Jollibee to convert 6,400 casual workers to direct, permanent employment.

Philippines RESPECT fast food

8 April 2018 News

Respect Fast Food Workers' Alliance (RESPECT) obtuvo una importante victoria parcial en su larga campaña por el derecho de quienes trabajan en el sector de comida rápida a tener empleos estables, cuando el 3 de abril, el Departamento de Trabajo y Empleo (DOLE) ordenó a Jollibee transformar los cargos ocasionales de 6400 personas en empleos directos y permanentes.

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