General Mills USA: Iowa workers vote to join RWDSU

21.01.19 News

Over 500 production, maintenance and sanitation workers at the General Mills facility in Cedar Rapids, Iowa will now be represented by the IUF-affiliated RWDSU/UFCW following elections on January 9 in which a majority voted for union representation.


Union members among the victims of Nairobi terrorist attack

21.01.19 News

Four members of the IUF-affiliated KUDHEIHA who worked at the DUSITD2 hotel complex in Kenya's capital Nairobi were among the victims of the January 15 terrorist attack which killed at least 21 people. Hospitality workers again find themselves in the front line of such attacks.


Unions, student groups in Ireland pledge support to the IUF's Coca-Cola Zero Rights campaign

18.01.19 News

Following on the visit to the UK by an international IUF Coca-Cola 'Zero Rights' delegation, campaign meetings were held in Ireland with the IUF-affiliated SIPTU, with the Irish Congress of Trade Unions and with organizations representing high school and older students.


'Behaviour-based safety' programs undermine safe workplaces and worker solidarity

16.01.19 News

A new paper from the IUF Food Processing Division explains how and why ‘Behaviour-based safety’ programs are designed to shift responsibility for maintaining a safe workplace from employers onto workers, how they undermine solidarity and organization based on collective bargaining and how unions can fight back against them.

International delegation to the UK builds broad support for Coca-Cola Zero Rights campaign

15.01.19 News

An international IUF delegation highlighted the ongoing human rights attacks by Coca-Cola in Haiti, the Philippines, Indonesia, Ireland and the USA with activities in the UK and in Ireland in December.


Building our unions: the power of young workers

08.01.19 News

Organizing and mobilizing young workers is a key task for all IUF affiliates.

Denmark: 3F organizes for a collective agreement for Tivoli Gardens fast food workers

03.01.19 News

The IUF-affiliated 3F (United Federation of Danish Workers) is organizing to bring under a collective agreement a group of fast food restaurants in Copenhagen's famous Tivoli Gardens many of whose primarily young workers are employed under precarious conditions and denied basic benefits including pension contributions.

Fair trade certification for Fyffes' union-busting melons revoked under pressure

21.12.18 News

Suragroh4Fair Trade USA, in response to organized pressure, has revoked the fair trade certification for melons sold in the US produced by Irish fresh fruit giant Fyffes on their Suragroh plantations in Honduras. Suragroh-Fyffes workers have faced continuous retaliation for joining STAS, the Honduran union organizing workers on fruit, sugar cane and palm oil plantations.

Myanmar: Police arrest protest marchers after destroying Hotel Tharabar Gate workers’ solidarity camp

12.12.18 News

TharabarCampDestroyed1smallPolice acting on the orders of local authorities have destroyed the solidarity camp continuously maintained on public space since October 12 by union members at the Hotel Tharabar Gate together with family members and supporters. A union march to the regional government authority protesting this attack was then dispersed and 13 trade union members were arrested.

New agreement follows strikes at JDE Netherlands

12.12.18 News

Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE) workers in the Netherlands and their union FNV have a new collective bargaining agreement following two effective 24-hour strikes in Joure and Utrecht on November 19 and November 22.

IUF international delegation brings the Coca-Cola Zero Rights campaign to Coke workers in Europe

06.12.18 News

SwedenAn international IUF campaign delegation made up of union leaders representing Coca-Cola workers in Indonesia and the Philippines visited IUF affiliates organizing Coca-Cola workers in Germany, Belgium and Sweden from November 28 to December 3.

San Francisco Marriott workers return to work with important gains, ending nationwide US hotel strikes

06.12.18 News

MarriottSFsettlementStriking members of UNITE HERE at 7 Marriott San Francisco hotels voted overwhelmingly to approve a new agreement after two months on the picket line, closing 9 weeks of strikes at Marriott involving close to 8,000 workers across the country.

Global confectioner Perfetti Van Melle is attacking rights in Bangladesh

27.11.18 Urgent Action

1133 UPDATE  - On January 14, 2019, the Perfetti Van Melle BD Pvt. Ltd. Employees' Union finally secured legal registration despite massive management interference. The company must now recognize the union and negotiate a first collective agreement. 

Dutch-based confectioner Perfetti Van Melle, makers of Mentos, Chupa Chups and Alpenliebe among other global brands, doesn't believe workers in Bangladesh have the right to form a union, and is aggressively attacking workers attempting to form one. CLICK HERE to send a message to the company!

Indonesia: Coca-Cola workers resisting anti-union dismissals take their struggle to company headquarters

27.11.18 News

CokeBandungCaravanMembers of the independent union at Coca-Cola in Bandung took their fight for rights to the company's national office in Jakarta on November 19 following a week-long collective refusal by victimized workers to leave the factory.


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