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Wu Guijun, a migrant worker employed for 9 years making furniture at the Diweixin Product Factory in Shenzhen (southern China), has been detained since May 23 and faces criminal prosecution for defending the rights of his co-workers. SEND A MESSAGE TO THE GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES DEMANDING HIS RELEASE!
UK Bakers beat back zero-contract hours 02-10-2013
Militant action by the IUF-affiliated Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union has defeated the use of zero-hours contracts at the Hovis bakery in Wigan.
Hotel and tourism workers in Korea call for sustainable jobs, denounce rampant outsourcing 30-09-2013
On World Tourism Day (September 27) the IUF-affiliated KFSU held a press conference in front of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism to bring attention to the harsh realities faced by hotel workers in Korea today - where luxurious hotels are increasingly characterized by appalling working conditions.
Agricultural workers across Bangladesh conducted rolling strikes for five days to demand an end to precarious employment as well as improved retirement benefits, paid leave and maternity rights.
On World Tourism Day (September 27) hotel workers held mass demonstrations in Bali and Jakarta to protest unilateral plans to terminate over 350 workers at Bali Hyatt Hotel.
On World Tourism Day (September 27) unions in Korea rallied in defence of worker and trade union rights in Fiji and denounced the military dictatorship.
On United Nations-designated World Tourism Day, 27 September, IUF-affiliated UNITE has organised protest action outside two of London's top hotels - the Radisson Edwardian May Fair and the Holiday Inn Mayfair - to highlight the plight of low-paid hotel staff, many of whom are women and from ethnic minorities.
Under pressure from the German Food Workers Union, NGG, the four largest meat companies in Germany have agreed to start negotiations on a minimum wage.
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