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Mondelez squeezes suppliers by extending payment to 120 days - who's next? 27 Aug 2013 | 04:46 pm
As of July, major suppliers to Mondelez must wait a staggering 120 days for payment. An August 15 article in Fortune (A snack maker's unsavory business practices, available online to subscribers), cal...
Chicago: International delegation supports blacklisted UK unionists 26 Aug 2013 | 05:28 pm
In London contracting companies working for the major transport infrastructure project Crossrail have been caught blacklisting union members, effectively illegally denying them employment. read more
Hotel workers in India denounce repression in Fiji 26 Aug 2013 | 04:44 am
The IUF-affiliated Hotel Employees Federation of India (HEFOI) held a demonstration in Delhi as part of the "Destination Fiji" campaign to restore democracy and worker's rights. read more
Sugar Workers in India denounce plans to send strike breakers to Fiji 25 Aug 2013 | 05:23 am
Sugar workers in Karnataka and Maharashtra in India are holding rolling demonstrations to protest the announcement by the Fiji Sugar Corporation (FSC) that sugar mill engineers will be brought to Fiji...
Domestic violence clause in AMWU agreement with Heinz 22 Aug 2013 | 08:27 pm
The Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union [AMWU] has recently concluded a collective agreement with the transnational food company Heinz that includes a domestic violence clause. read more
German Food Workers fighting to end meat industry abuses 20 Aug 2013 | 06:32 pm
The German Food and Allied Workers Union NGG has long demanded a legal minimum wage of EUR 8.50 in its campaign to end wage dumping. Meat packing companies, in particular, exploit the absence of a leg...
Russian sugar workers fight for their factory, wages and homes 20 Aug 2013 | 04:59 pm
With support from the IUF and sugar unions around the world, workers and their union at the Timashevsky sugar factor in Timashevsk, Russia are fighting against the closure and sale of their factory an...
Palm oil: Bloomberg report reveals terrible working conditions 16 Aug 2013 | 06:21 pm
The IUF has welcomed a report in Bloomberg BusinessWeek which focuses on the appalling working conditions on palm oil plantations. read more
Bananas: new agreement on zero tolerance of sexual harassment in Chiquita operations 16 Aug 2013 | 05:25 pm
As part of the Regional Framework Agreement with Chiquita, the IUF and COLSIBA have signed a new appendix which commits all three to ”developing a joint understanding on sexual harassment, so that thi...
Malawi: UN rapporteur calls for living wages and more collective bargaining 16 Aug 2013 | 04:10 pm
UN special rapporteur, Olivier de Schutter, has called on the Malawian government to give “serious consideration ..to the intrinsic relationship between wages and the right to adequate food” and to t...