Campaign wins reinstatement for dismissed union leader at Manila Peninsula Hotel

20 September 2017 News

JennyMarcos2Jenny Marcos, a leader of the Peninsula Employees Union at the Manila Peninsula Hotel in the Philippines, has been reinstated at her job with full back pay and is back at work after being terminated in 2016 for union activities in support of the IUF's Global Housekeeping Campaign.

AB InBev Honduras: STIBYS secures hundreds of permanent jobs for outsourced workers

14 September 2017 News

Honduras3Following three years of long and difficult negotiations, the IUF-affiliated Beverage and Related Industry Workers' Union (STIBYS) and Cervecería Hondureña SA, owned by AB InBev, have signed a new collective agreement which secures permanent employment for 400 outsourced workers.

IUF signs agreement on rights in the supply chain with Sweden's government-owned retail alcohol monopoly

5 September 2017 News

The IUF signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Systembolaget, the Swedish state-owned alcohol retail monopoly, on August 24 in Stockholm. The MoU recognizes that Systembolaget and the IUF have a common interest in improving working conditions in the alcohol industry and its supply chain, including the right of workers to exercise their rights to be in a trade union and to negotiate collectively.

First-ever strikes at UK McDonald's on International Fast Food Workers' Day

5 September 2017 News

BFAWUsmallMcDonald's workers at two restaurants in Southeast London, UK, walked off the job in support of their demands on September 4, IUF International Fast Food Workers' Day - the first ever strike by UK McDonald's workers. Organized by the IUF-affiliated Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU), McDonald's workers are demanding GBP 10 (USD 13) hourly wage, an end to zero-hour contracts and union rights and recognition.

Organizing, fighting and winning together: the IUF 27th Congress

5 September 2017 News

CONGRESSLOGOENGLISHThe 27th IUF Congress, held in Geneva from August 29 to September 1, 2017, was the largest, most representative, and most participatory Congress in our history. Of the 518 participants from around the world, 339 official delegates took part in the work of the Congress - an increase of nearly 29% over 2012. All regions and sectors were strongly represented in a Congress marked by a high degree of enthusiasm, militancy and solidarity.

Philippines: unions call on government to reject industry pressure and implement regulation enforcing the rights of fishing vessel workers

18 August 2017 News

CitraMinaSENTROpressconference090517detailThe Citra Mina Workers Union, with the support of their national center SENTRO and the IUF, is stepping up its push for the government to implement a regulation enforcing the rights of workers on fishing vessels which it has promulgated but never implemented.

Young food, farm and hotel workers call for secure jobs, safe work & respect

18 August 2017 News


IUF members across the Asia/Pacific region held education seminars, mass meetings and rallies on International Youth Day (August 12) to highlight the issues facing young workers, including insecure jobs, unstable incomes, wage theft, unsafe work, and youth unemployment.

Orchard workers in New Zealand win the right to potable water

15 August 2017 News

IUF affiliate FIRST union was astounded to discover that workers employed in kiwi fruit orchards in the north of New Zealand had been denied access to clean drinking water. When workers requested drinking water they were told they could drink the irrigation water which is unfit for human consumption, from a tap situated next to toilets not connected to a sanitation system.

AB InBev Oriental Brewery Workers on Strike in Korea

4 August 2017 News

KoreaABInBev3The IUF-affiliated KCTWU OB Union Chapter and OB Labor Union organized at Oriental Brewery owned by AB InBev in Korea held a warning strike today to protest against the failure of the company to engage in good faith bargaining and company violations of the existing collective bargaining agreement.

Malaysia: Shangri-La workers win 13-year fight to restore collective bargaining rights

4 August 2017 News

Members of the IUF-affiliated National Union of Hotel, Bar and Restaurant Workers Peninsular Malaysia (NUHBRW) at Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa have won back their collective agreement and restored collective bargaining rights after a 13-year fight.

Tunisia: comprehensive new law on violence against women

2 August 2017 News

On July 26, the Tunisian Parliament unanimously adopted a comprehensive law addressing all forms of violence against women, psychological and economic violence as well as physical.

Unite signs apprenticeship training agreement with pladis in the UK

28 July 2017 News

Unite has signed a 5-year training agreement for apprenticeships at the UK operations of pladis, the transnational biscuit, chocolate and confectionery company owned by Turkish conglomerate Yildiz Holding.

After long fight, national agreement brings gains for fast food workers in Germany

27 July 2017 News

The German Food and Allied Workers Union (NGG) has signed a national agreement with the fast food employers' association following months of nation-wide strikes and national and local protest actions in response to the employers' refusal to pay a living wage.

Italian, Tunisian unions reinforce cooperation to support migrant workers' rights

27 July 2017 News

Against a background of rising xenophobia and closing borders in Europe, the Italian and Tunisian agrofood unions FLAI-CGIL and FGTA-UGTT are expanding their joint efforts to protect the rights of Tunisians working in Italy's agricultural and related sectors.

UFCW success at Unilever US

26 July 2017 News

Members of UFCW Local 400 approved a first collective agreement on July 24 which brings significant gains for workers at Unilever's Lipton tea factory in Suffolk, Virginia. Member ratification of the agreement brings to fruition an organizing and bargaining effort which began last year.


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