Philippines: strike action looms as rights abuses continue at luxury Manila Peninsula Hotel

24 May 2017 Urgent Action

PeninsulaJennyThe IUF-affiliated Peninsula Employees Union has filed for industrial action at the upscale hotel in response to management's aggressive attacks on working conditions and basic workplace rights. Management's refusal to negotiate a new collective bargaining agreement in good faith has provoked the threat of a major industrial dispute, compounding tensions arising from ongoing harassment and disciplinary action against union leaders. CLICK HERE TO SEND A PROTEST MESSAGE TO THE HOTEL.

Fast-food giants in Germany refuse to pay workers a living wage

12 May 2017 Urgent Action

Since last October, German fast-food workers have been in a conflict with employers over fair pay and a living wage. In collective bargaining with the German food workers union NGG, the companies have offered a wage which is considerably below what the German government calculates as the minimum needed to build for a decent retirement. CLICK HERE TO SEND A MESSAGE to the employers who refuse to pay a living wage!

US union solidarity with Phillips Seafood workers in Indonesia

10 May 2017 News

disposablejobsThe IUF-affiliated UFCW leafleted customers at Phillips Seafood's flagship Baltimore restaurant on a busy May 9 evening in solidarity with the union fight for permanent jobs at the company's crabmeat factory in Lampung, Indonesia, where workers with up to 15 years of service are still denied permanent employment contracts.

Independent unions at Coca-Cola Indonesia rally to demand respect for human rights

8 May 2017 News

CokeDemoIndonesia08052017Independent unions at Coca-Cola Indonesia, joined by IUF affiliates and other Coca-Cola unions, rallied in front of the Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia head office on May 8 in defense of the fundamental rights the company continues to systematically violate. CLICK HERE TO SEND A MESSAGE TO COCA-COLA!

Australian union survey reveals full measure of sexual harassment and employer complacence in the hospitality sector

2 May 2017 News

The results of a nationwide survey of hundreds of hospitality workers carried out by the IUF-affiliated United Voice in Australia show that 89% of the survey respondents report being sexually harassed at work, with 19% reporting sexual assaults.

Coca-Cola Germany: NGG reaches successful agreement following warning strikes

1 May 2017 News

The IUF-affiliated NGG carried out warning strikes that lasted for a number of weeks across 36 sites in Germany during difficult negotiations which ultimately lead to a successful collective agreement signed by the union's bargaining commission.

Brazil: First general strike in 20 years

28 April 2017 News

Trade unions across Brazil call general strike to oppose government plans to cut pensions and make sweeping changes to labour laws.

USA: Pennsylvania Gruma/Mission Foods Workers Fighting Back

28 April 2017 News

On International Labour Day 2017, workers at Mission Foods in Pennsylvania will send a clear message that they, like their predecessors in 1890, are not going to be intimidated by management bullying and harassment

A May Day message

27 April 2017 Editorial

May Day, which began in the struggle of US workers for the 8-hour day, has been celebrated around the world since 1890 as International Labour Day. Its force lies in its global character: it is the day when workers around the world announce their commitment to struggle together for common goals.

International IUF delegation in Brussels calls for EU action on rights violations by Citra Mina in the Philippines

26 April 2017 News

Members of the SENTRO Citra Mina Workers Union in the Philippines joined an international trade union delegation for talks with the European Union's Directorate General for Trade in Brussels on April 24 on systematic abuses by Citra Mina and the need for firm EU action to ensure respect for international human rights standards throughout the Philippines' massive tuna industry.

Cambodia: Brewery giant Carlsberg seeks to punish union for defending workers' rights

24 April 2017 Urgent Action

1070Global brewery giant Carlsberg is using the courts to bully and intimidate the IUF-affiliated Cambodian Food and Service Workers Federation (CFSWF), the union representing workers at its Cambodian joint venture Cambrew. CLICK HERE TO SEND A MESSAGE TO CARLSBERG!

Fast food workers on strike for a living wage in New Zealand

24 April 2017 News

UniteNZKFCStrikeUnite Union members at KFC, Starbucks, Carls Jr and Pizza Hut went on nationwide strike on April 22 to launch their campaign for a living wage. Workers voted overwhelmingly to take strike action against Restaurant Brands, the company which manages the four brands' New Zealand operations, after negotiations for a new contract broke down over the company's refusal to raise wages.

Spain: strike by poultry and rabbit processing workers brings employers back to the bargaining table

19 April 2017 News

National strike action on April 11-12 by poultry and rabbit slaughtering and process workers in Spain has brought the employers back to the bargaining table.

Strike averted as Swedish hotels return to the bargaining table for new national agreement

19 April 2017 News

The Swedish Hotel and Restaurant Workers' Union HRF signed a new 3-year national agreement for the sector on April 18 which meets their key bargaining demands less than 12 hours before a national strike was scheduled to begin.

Spanish workers strike against employer push to expand precarious work

12 April 2017 News

Spanish poultry and rabbit slaughtering and process workers have responded to an employer attack on their employment security with a two day national strike on April 11 and 12.
Striking workers are demanding that employers return to the negotiating table to strengthen stable employment, end subcontracting and improve wages.

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