The COVID-19 pandemic continues to reshape all IUF sectors including the food processing sector where changes in consumption patterns and consumer demand are transforming food production with important implications for workers and unions.
- Shifts in consumer consumption patterns due to lockdowns and the increase in home dining. These include consumers in developed markets returning to ‘comfort foods,’ convenience products, frozen meals and are snacking more
- Shutdowns and labour shortages linked to worker sickness
- Food security concerns connected to the pandemic’s economic devastation including job losses
- Negotiating essential/recognition pay
The IUF wants to continue hearing from you about your experiences in the food processing sector. We invite affiliates to complete our online survey: