Published: 23/08/2016
Nepal2Over the past 18 months the IUF-affiliated Nepal Independent Hotel, Casino & Restaurant Workers Union (NIHWU) and Union of Trekking-Travels-Rafting Workers (UNITRAV) have been organizing and campaigning to ensure a more responsible, ethical and sustainable tourism industry emerges from the rubble of the devastating earthquakes of April 2015. At the heart of this strategy for sustainable tourism is the need to organize young workers.

In conjunction with IUF Asia/Pacific activities in the region, NIHWU and UNITRAV promoted the right to a living wage and secure jobs for young workers on August 12, International Youth Day. Through a series of seminars and outreach activities the unions recruited more young workers in restaurants, bars, spas and hotels as new members.