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Justice delayed - Mondelez Egypt lawyers appeal and delay sacked union leaders' legal hearings, cut off medical benefits

In response to allegations of human rights abuses and union-busting in Egypt, Mondelez has publicly stated  that the cases of the five dismissed Cadbury Alexandria union leaders are in the courts and they are "awaiting the Tribunal's decision". At the Tribunal, however, where the company is seeking legal sanction for their dismissals, the court has decided in favour of one of the dismissed union leaders. So company lawyers have appealed the decision, and are working hard to delay procedures in the other four cases.

Paris Hyatt Hotel housekeepers on strike for direct employment and decent work

Some 60 housekeeping staff and valets at Paris prestigious Park Hyatt Paris Vendôme Hotel went on strike and took to the streets Friday under the banner: "The class war starts here."

Editorial China: worker rights and the mirage of ‘reform’

Trade union and NGO statements submitted for the UN’s upcoming Universal Periodic Review of member states’ human rights records give stark evidence of the relentless and systematic repression of worker and trade union rights in the People’s Republic of China.

Hotel workers' courage during Istanbul protests - an open letter from the IUF

During June this year, the whole world witnessed thousands of Turkish citizens holding peaceful demonstrations demanding a more free and democratic State. These legitimate expressions of democracy were brutally repressed by the police forces.

Urgent Action Honduras: Rainforest certification provides cover for rights-busting company – protest now and help banana workers

Rainforest Alliance certification is supposed to provide a guarantee that goods are produced according to strict social standards that guarantee workers' rights but the IUF has evidence that the certification is being used to undermine not advance workers' rights.

Click here to send a message to Rainforest Alliance calling for the decertification of Tres Hermanas.

Press Conference in Cairo features Cadbury 5 Campaign, calls on Government to "Do your duty"

A press conference highlighting the struggles of Egyptian workers punished for exercising their rights took place at the Press Club in Cairo on 14 September 2013.

Accor hotel housekeepers against outsourcing in Madrid

Members of the IUF-affiliated Comisiones Obreras organized a strike on September 16 in front of Hotel Mercure Plaza de España to protest mass layoffs in the housekeeping department.

Death of Ivory Coast union leader Basile Mahan Gahé

With great sadness the IUF has learned of the death on September 16 of the general secretary of Ivory Coast's national trade union center Dignité, Basile Mahan Gahé. Dignité was founded in 1988 and led the fight for trade union independence and pluralism in Ivory Coast, for which the organization and its members often faced violent repression.

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