200 days and still fighting! Brewery workers across India support struggle at AB InBev's Budweiser plant

6 September 2018 News

September 6 marked the 200th day of continuous protest action in front of AB InBev's Budweiser plant in Sonepat, India. Brewery workers from other AB InBev sites and Carlsberg joined the protest action in solidarity with the Haryana Breweries Limited Mazdoor Union (HBMU).

UK: Workers at TGI Fridays in holiday walk out

28 August 2018 News

TGIFridayUKsmallWorkers at TGI Fridays restaurants in the UK held a new series of strike actions in their on-going dispute over tipping and minimum wage abuses. The strike from August 23 to 26 was timed to coincide with a UK public holiday.

ILO's corporate partnerships put global standards at risk

26 August 2018 News

The IUF and ITUC have requested an urgent meeting with the ILO Director General to discuss corporate partnerships following the ILO decision to partner with Fast Food giant McDonald's through the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth.

Unions call for peace, solidarity and the protection of livelihoods as Cameroon sinks deeper into violence

17 August 2018 News

IUF affiliates in West and Central Africa have affirmed their determination to defend workers' livelihoods and work together for a peaceful resolution to the worsening crisis in Cameroon.

Workers strike at Spanish luxury hotel over outsourcing and precarious jobs

17 August 2018 News

HotelBeLiveThe housekeepers and valets of the upscale Hotel Be Live Experience in Lanzarote, in Spain's Canary Islands, are on strike against outsourcing and precarious jobs. Workers are required to clean up to 26 rooms per shift in addition to cleaning other areas, compelling them to work up to 10 hours a day without stopping to eat to complete their assignments.

IUF members spotlight company's serial human rights offenses at Coca-Cola flagship store in Las Vegas

17 August 2018 News

1734On August 13 members from IUF affiliates, including supporters from the IUF's affiliate BCTGM from across the USA and Unite Here's Las Vegas Local 226, put the spotlight on The Coca-Cola Company's multiple human rights abuses in an action outside the flagship Coca-Cola store on the Las Vegas strip.

New law brings paid leave for victims of domestic violence in New Zealand

15 August 2018 News

New legislation adopted by New Zealand's Parliament provides victims of domestic violence 10 days paid leave to allow them to ensure their personal safety. Under the law, which comes into effect in April 2019, victims will not be required to provide proof of violence and will have access to flexible work arrangements to facilitate their safety.

Jury finds Monsanto guilty of concealing glyphosate risks in landmark California trial

14 August 2018 News

The jury in the Dewayne Johnson v. Monsanto Co. court trial has found the company guilty of concealing the dangers of glyphosate, the world's most widely-applied herbicide, and awarded the terminally ill groundskeeper total damages of USD 289 million.

IUF Young Workers celebrate International Youth Day 2018

13 August 2018 News

IUF%20young%20workers%20banner%20EN%20-%20CopyIUF Young Workers are organizing and taking back power: actions took place across the IUF regions on August 12, International Youth Day 2018.

No rights for workers at Marriott's Bali paradise

13 August 2018 Urgent Action

1124Global hotel giant Marriott's 5-star W hotel in Bali-Seminyak, Indonesia promises guests a "stay in paradise". But there's trouble in paradise for workers at the hotel who attempt to exercise their basic rights. CLICK HERE TO SEND A MESSAGE TO MARRIOTT

Zimbabwe: the crocodile bites

10 August 2018 Editorial

ZCTUGovernment repression in the wake of disputed election results has intensified following the army's indiscriminate use of live ammunition which killed at least 6 protestors in the capital Harare on August 1. Amnesty International has denounced "a vicious campaign of torture, intimidation and suppression of dissenting voices."

Tea workers strike for living wage in West Bengal

8 August 2018 News

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Tea workers in West Bengal held a three-day strike on the tea plantations August 7-9 in response to a deadlock in wage negotiations and the government's refusal to apply the Minimum Wage Act to workers on the tea estates. Tea workers are excluded from the Minimum Wage Act and instead subjected to tripartite agreement at the state level that perpetuates starvation wages.

Rise in deadly violence against land and environment rights defenders

27 July 2018 News

2017 was a year of record violence against environmental and land rights defenders, according to a recent Global Witness report, and agribusiness has surpassed mining as the most dangerous sector.

AMR, Superbugs and the workplace

26 July 2018 News

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) - the development of 'superbugs' resistant to antibiotic treatment - has emerged as a major global threat to public health. Yet worker health and safety has been almost completely ignored in the global fight against AMR.

Monsanto on trial

23 July 2018 Editorial

StopglyphosateThe case of Dewayne Johnson v. Monsanto Co. is now underway in a San Francisco, California federal court, two-and-a-half years after the lawsuit was filed. The presiding judge has ruled that jurors may consider evidence concerning Monsanto's efforts to conceal the potential toxicity of the product in reaching a verdict. The scope of potential liability for glyphosate makers is therefore enormous.

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