Advances on precarious work, union rights, discrimination/sexual harrassment at Chiquita

Agreements to eliminate precarious plantation work in Costa Rica, to negotiate an international sexual harassment and discrimination agreement and to explore provision of special employment protection for union representatives were products of the Costa Rica meeting between the IUF, COLSIBA and Chiquita on April 19. Chiquita committed to ending the practice of short-term contracts in ...

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Sexual harassment, safety and health and rights issues top agenda at Chiquita meeting

Meeting in Costa Rica on November 5 2009 in the latest of the twice-yearly meetings to review the operation of the IUF/COLSIBA/Chiquita regional agreement delegates from all three organizations took an in depth look at tackling sexual harassment within the company’s operations. A draft proposal for an eventual addendum to the IUF/COLSIBA/Chiquita regional agreement focussing ...

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We are fighting for equality! For an international convention to end violence against women in the workplace

International Women’s Day, celebrated by IUF affiliates, is again this year dedicated to combating violence against women in the workplace. It is also focused on the need to obtain, at the next International Labour Conference (ILC) in June 2019, an international convention, supplemented by a recommendation, which will give governments a legally-binding framework to enable them to act against and end this form of violence.

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EQUALITY NOW! For an international Convention to stop violence against women at work

IUF_8March_English_NA%20%282%29The International Women's Day celebrated by IUF affiliates this year is devoted to the struggle to end violence against women, violence which is rooted in resistance to equality. Sexually harassing a woman is an insidious reminder that she has no right to be at work. This is why this struggle is everybody's business, and why the trade union role is so vital.

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Sexual harassment rampant in the service sector

Affiliate surveys in North America and the Nordic countries and other information gathering has revealed alarming rates of sexual harassment in the hotel, restaurant, catering and tourism sectors. ...

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