IUF backs ITF & New Zealand Dock Workers’ fight against casualization

11 February 2012 Urgent Action

The New Zealand labour movement is facing a major struggle and a critical strike in Auckland Ports. The Maritime Union of New Zealand (MUNZ) is fighting an uncompromising employer offering a take it or leave it casualization proposal.

Nestlé Pakistan continues to flout the law - human resources boss in high court for serial violations of reinstatement orders!

10 February 2012 Urgent Action

The human resources manager at Nestlé's Kabirwala dairy factory has been ordered to appear before the Punjab High Court on February 15 for repeatedly showing contempt for court orders to reinstate the unfairly terminated President of the Nestlé Kabirwala Workers Action Committee, Ashfaq Butt.

International Transport Workers call on Nestlé to stop Nespressure!

9 February 2012 News

The International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF), many of whose members are employed in transporting and delivering Nestlé products, has called on Nestlé to stop violating trade union rights in Indonesia and Pakistan.

New Zealand affiliates confront precarious work

8 February 2012 News

On February 7 in their quarterly meeting IUF New Zealand food affiliates under the leadership of the NZCTU looked back on the vicious attacks they faced in recent times from CMP ANZCO and other companies.

Australia: Historic gender pay decision narrows pay gap

4 February 2012 News

Fair Work Australia has found in favour of the Australian Services Union in a claim for 150,000 community workers in Australia. The decision will raise the pay of mainly female workers by 40 to 65 per cent over the coming eight years.

Domestic workers strike in the Netherlands/new agreement in Italy

3 February 2012 News

Thousands of domestic workers and cleaners have been on strike and marching in the streets of Amsterdam and other Dutch cities since the beginning of January.

IUF condemns Turkish government's new trade union legislation for failure to respect international standards

3 February 2012 News

Trade union rights in Turkey have long been a cause of concern for the global trade union movement. As a result of legislation imposed by the military regime in 1980, workers in Turkey have been denied their basic rights to freely organize in trade unions, to bargain collectively and to take strike action.

Honduran landowners' war on peasant movement claims 45th victim

1 February 2012 News

The two-year war against thousands of peasant families and their organizations fighting to defend their lands and cooperatives and to reclaim land stolen by large oil palm growers in the northeast Honduran region of Bajo Aguán has taken a new innocent life. On January 20 two gunmen on motorcycles murdered Matías Valle, former vice president of the United Peasants Movement of Aguán (MUCA).

Savage Lockout at Grenada Breweries!

23 January 2012 Urgent Action

Grenada, an island in the southeastern Caribbean Sea, can be heaven for tourists but Grenada Breweries Company turned it into a hell for workers as 125 of them were locked out just before Christmas on December 19, 2011.

Unite releases Unilever film to kick off new strikes over snatched pensions

17 January 2012 News

The UK's Unite has launched a film to kick off the second round of national strike action with rolling strikes at 12 Unilever sites across the UK, including manufacturing plants, R&D and informational technology centers. The strikes are set to run from January 18 to 28.

Compass Algeria - IUF and company agree settlement

16 January 2012 News

Following a series of discussions, including mediation talks under the auspices of the OECD UK National Contact point, the IUF and the Compass Group have reached a settlement on issues raised by the IUF relating to Eurest operations in Algeria.

Coca-Cola workers protest against closure of their factory in Lodz, Poland

13 January 2012 News

Despite heavy snow fall, about 100 protesters gathered in front of the Coca-Cola factory in Lodz January 13th to denounce management’s plans to close the factory in a sudden brutal move. Despite the bad weather conditions, some workers had brought their families and kids.

Carlsberg's attacks on trade union rights supported by Lithuanian court decision to declare beer an 'essential service' !

12 January 2012 Urgent Action

Brewery transnational Carlsberg is attacking trade union rights in Lithuania with the support of the country's legal system, which has declared beer production an "essential service".

New strikes loom as UK Unilever unions step up fight to restore 'snatched' pensions

11 January 2012 News

Following the successful first-ever 24-hour national strike at Unilever UK last December 9, unions at Unilever's 13 UK sites have voted to launch a new round of strikes lasting up to 12 days beginning January 17 in the escalating fight to reclaim their final salary-based pension scheme - and showed their resolve with an energetic protest outside the company's London headquarters January 10.

IUF pledges full support to striking Nigerian affiliates

9 January 2012 News

Late last year the Federal government of Nigeria gave a hint that it would deregulate the downstream of the oil sector by removing subsidy from the sales for local consumption. The labour movement and civil society opposed the move calling for prior measures to be put in place to protect the masses of the country.

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