Across the globe over 1 billion women and men work in agriculture to produce our food. 450 million are waged workers.
Established in 1994, the IUF Agricultural Workers Trade Group unites agricultural and plantation workers worldwide in order to grow union density in the sector, to defend agricultural workers’ rights and interests, and to build international solidarity. The IUF’s priorities include occupational health and safety, the right to food, and the elimination of child labour in agriculture. We are also campaigning to ban hazardous pesticides and for sustainable agriculture based on agro-ecology.
We participate in the development of the ILO labour standards and campaign for the universal application of these standards to guarantee that all agricultural workers can access the same labour and social protection rights as workers in other industries. We promote women’s equality at work and in society, and we fight for equal rights for migrant workers.
International Officer: Agriculture & Plantations
An ILO Convention has for the first time been ratified by all 187 member states. The IUF calls for renewed...
Rural areas, already faced with an unprecedented economic crisis, are now being hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Tens of thousands...
The IUF has called for the urgent intervention of the ILO to help secure unpaid wages owed the 5,000 workers...
The COVID-19 pandemic has ruthlessly exposed the corporate food system’s reliance on extended, fragile chains of migrant labour. But for...
Sustained organizing and engagement by our Italian agro-food affiliate FLAI-CGIL has won landmark government action to protect the rights, health...
Yes, it is possible to protect agricultural workers and mitigate risk in a pandemic – SINTRAINAGRO shows how it’s done
On March 25 the IUF-affiliated SINTRAINAGRO in Colombia negotiated an agreement covering 22,000 banana workers on comprehensive measures to mitigate...