Launch of first-ever independent federation of food workers in Indonesia

14 February 2018 News

On February 2 and 3, sixteen independent unions came together in Yogyakarta to form the first ever independent union federation of food workers in Indonesia, FSBMM, a historic step in building independent and democratic union power in the food and beverage sectors in Indonesia.

Nestlé workers from France demonstrate in Switzerland

13 February 2018 News

GaldermaDemo5smallNearly 200 workers from the Nestlé-Galderma research centre near Nice in the south of France travelled overnight by bus to demonstrate in front of Nestlé headquarters in Vevey.

Outsourced Holiday Inn workers in France end their strike with important gains

12 February 2018 News

nonalasoustraitanceRoom cleaners and other outsourced workers at the Holiday Inn in Clichy, France ended their 111-day strike on February 8 by signing an agreement with the hotel's subcontractor Héméra which brings important gains.

International unions press Algerian government to respect trade union rights

5 February 2018 News

solidaritywithsnategs2On February 5, an international trade union delegation of representatives of the IUF, our sister internationals PSI and IndustriAll and the ITUC delivered a letter to the government of Algeria at the country's Geneva embassy condemning the ongoing repression of independent trade unions.

Haft Tapeh sugar workers in Iran now over 6 months without wages!

29 January 2018 Urgent Action

HaftTapehPayourWagesWorkers at the Haft Tapeh sugar complex in Sush last received their wages on July 11. Local police and government authorities, rather than acting to ensure payment of wages and social security benefits, are enforcing wage theft and brutality. The workers and their union, an IUF affiliate, continue to hold work stoppages and demonstrations.

Fast food workers in Thailand win first collective bargaining agreements

29 January 2018 News


Fast food workers at one of the largest, nation-wide KFC franchises in Thailand have won their first collective bargaining agreements. 

Under Iceland’s new equal pay law employers must prove compliance or face fines

25 January 2018 News

Gender-based wage discrimination has long been illegal in Iceland, as it is in many countries around the world. But the gender pay gap persists. Under the Equal Pay Standard law which came into effect on January 1, employers now must prove that they are paying equal wages for the same work or work of equal value, and can be fined for non-compliance.

New government attacks on independent union in Algeria

24 January 2018 Urgent Action

The government of Algeria has further escalated its attacks on the independent energy union SNATEGS, which organizers workers at the state energy company SONELGAZ. SNATEGS is affiliated to the IUF through its catering workers. CLICK HERE to send a message to the authorities.

Union push brings new safety standard for hotel housekeepers in California

23 January 2018 News

CalOSHAThe California government agency responsible for workplace health and safety unanimously adopted on January 18 a specific set of standards intended to reduce the occupational injuries affecting hotel housekeepers, capping a 6-year drive by the IUF-affiliated UNITE HERE.

International support for outsourced workers on strike at Holiday Inn France

22 January 2018 News

soustraitanceThe workers who clean the rooms, wash the dishes and perform other outsourced low wage tasks at the 4-star Holiday Inn in Clichy, France have been on strike since October 19 last year. On January 20, they brought their struggle to Geneva and the parent company Intercontinental.

Coca-Cola brings the taste of zero rights to the 2018 Winter Olympics!

22 January 2018 Urgent Action

CokebearsSince March 2015 Coke's exclusive bottler for Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific, Coca-Cola Amatil has been busy bashing rights at Coca-Cola Indonesia. The Coca-Cola Company has taken no significant action to remedy these abuses - and is a major sponsor of this year's Winter Olympics. CLICK HERE to tell Coke there's no place for the taste of Zero Rights at the Olympic Games!

Brazil: another rural worker and rights defender murdered

18 January 2018 News

Brazil_0The toll of violence against rural workers, peasants and all those defending human rights, the struggle for land and the rights of indigenous peoples in Brazil continues to rise. On January 9, rural worker and land reform militant Valdemir Resplandes was murdered by gunmen in Anapu, the city in the state of Pará where American activist nun Dorothy Stang was murdered in 2005.

Iran: solidarity in the face of repression

7 January 2018 Editorial

Thousands of Iranians across the country took to the streets as 2017 came to a close to vent their frustration and anger over the poverty, brutality and corruption which blight their lives. At least twenty demonstrators have been killed and over a thousand people are reportedly in detention, facing possible imprisonment, abuse and torture.

Nestlé-Froneri workers in Parma: settlement reached after a tough fight

27 December 2017 News

20172312Presidio_0The long, difficult struggle of the workers at the Nestlé-Froneri ice cream factory in Parma, Italy, backed by their unions FLAI-CGIL and UILA-UIL and the IUF, resulted in a settlement on December 21 which brings provisions the company had persistently refused to consider or negotiate.


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