Published: 04/05/2017


The IUF convened a national dairy meeting on 22-23 April 2017 in Bangalore, India which was attended by 38 delegates from Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh. Although most of the participants work in the cooperative sector, the unions from the private sector dairies Schreiber Dynamics and Ferrero also contributed to the meeting.

The Dairy Employees Federation of India (DEFOI) held elections for its executive committee and the delegates at the meeting planned for actions to promote and defend the rights of young workers, of women, of contract workers and those working in the private sector and to recruit more of these workers into their unions.

The meeting was attended by the assistant general secretary of the New Zealand Dairy Workers Union, Angus McConnell who pledged his union’s ongoing solidarity support for activities which grow the strength of the unions which affiliate to DEFOI.