6-month sentence for Kamal Abbas an ominous warning to Egyptian workers waiting for their spring

08.03.12 Urgent Action

Following legislation last year which criminalizes workplace protests, the struggle for  independent trade unions in Egypt received another blow when on February 26 Kamal Abbas, general coordinator of the Center for Trade Union and Worker's Services (CTUWS) was sentenced in absentia to six months imprisonment for "insulting a public officer" during the 2011 International Labour Conference in Geneva.

Carlsberg Lithuania - 'worst excuse in the world' for union busting

06.03.12 News

Developments in the Baltic countries rarely make the news, but the UK press has given extended coverage to global brewer Carlsberg's use of a court decision declaring beer an "essential service" to block strike action at its Lithuanian brewery.

Accor continues to attack basic rights of pro-union workers in Ontario, Canada

06.03.12 News

In the midst of an unprecedented, nearly month-long series of hearings at the Ontario Labour Board involving unfair labour practices at three Accor Novotel hotels in the province, Accor continues to wage war against the fundamental rights of those who staff their branded hotels.

International Women’s Day 2012 - Good Food, Good Life for Women at Nestlé?

05.03.12 News

On International Women's Day, women workers at Nestlé are fighting discrimination and unequal treatment.

International women's Day 2012 - close the pay gap!

03.03.12 News

No progress has been made for more than a decade in closing the gender pay gap, according to a recent report by the ITUC (Frozen in time: Gender pay gap unchanged for 10 years)

International Women's Day 2012 - ratify ILO Convention 189 on decent work for domestic workers!

03.03.12 News

Domestic workers won one of the best fought and most justified victories ever on June 16 2011 when ILO Convention 189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers was adopted.

Nestlé workers, supporters rally in Indonesia and Pakistan as global support builds - Stop Nespressure!

01.03.12 News

Support at home and abroad continues to build for the struggle for trade union rights at Nestlé factories in Indonesia and Pakistan.

For New York Hotel Workers, Big Raises and Panic Buttons

27.02.12 News

The New York Hotel Trades Council, AFL-CIO has successfully concluded early negotiations for a new Industry-Wide Agreement with the Hotel Association of New York City, Inc. (the organization that represents the city’s hotel owners), covering about 21,000 of the union’s 32,000 members.

Massive union mobilization in Spain against labour 'reform' gutting worker protection and union rights

26.02.12 News

Spain's national trade union centers CC.OO and UGT together brought 1,8 million people onto the streets in 57 cities on February 19 to protest government labour legislation which dramatically weakens collective bargaining and workplace protection and facilitates redundancies.

Israel: Significant breakthrough for contract workers

24.02.12 News

On February 12 the Histadrut, Israel’s national trade union centre ended a four day national strike in support of non-union and exploited contract workers in the country.

IUF Dairy Affiliates sign mutual support agreement

24.02.12 News

Two IUF affiliates, the National Union of Workers in Australia and the New Zealand Dairy Workers Union have signed a cooperation agreement under the auspices of the IUF’s recently established Dairy Division.

Read more from NUW web site here.

Unilever workers and their unions protest in Rotterdam

20.02.12 News

Over 100 European trade union activists gathered at Unilever European headquarters in Rotterdam in the Netherlands on February 16 for a noisy protest against the company's attack on the pensions of workers in the UK.

Unite Meatworkers To Take Strike Action At Vion Foods

17.02.12 News

Unite members at the food firm Vion in Cambuslang (near Glasgow) will walk out on 20th February in the first in a series of walkouts planned in a dispute over terms and conditions.

Tell Mexico to Stop the Blacklisting

15.02.12 Urgent Action

Mexican migrant workers in British Columbia, Canada are being blacklisted for being union supporters. And who is behind the blacklist? Mexico and its consular officials in Vancouver.

European Unilever workers stand together to say ‘Unilever – don’t make workers pay for your profits!’

14.02.12 News

Protest - Rotterdam - 16th February 2012 at 12 noon

European Unilever workers will stand together this week to protest against further cost cutting following attacks by Unilever on UK workers’ pensions.

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