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IUF Tells UN Precarious Work is Undermining Human Rights!

The IUF has made an official submission to the United Nations' Special Representative on Business and Human Rights, Professor John Ruggie, drawing attention to the many ways in which precarious employment is being systematically used to undermine trade union organization and bargaining power.

Pearl Continental Workers End Sit-in, Hunger Strike as Crisis Forces Management Response

Two hundred union members occupying the basement of the Pearl Continental Karachi Hotel ended their 25-day sit-in on Saturday night, March 20 when a direct representative of the hotel's owner directly intervened in the conflict for the first time ever in the more than 8-year history of the conflict.

IUF Global Dairy Conference Builds Global Solidarity, Cooperation

The IUF Global Dairy Conference held in Buenos Aires and Sunchales, Argentina March 9-12 brought together 120 union representatives from 22 countries to map a united trade union approach and action in response to the common problems facing dairy workers globally.

Urgent Action Tension Escalates at Pearl Continental Karachi as Workers Contest New Management Brutality

Tension is building to a crisis point at the notorious Pearl Continental Hotel in Karachi, Pakistan, as 4 elected union leaders continue to resist their illegal dismissal on February 24 by refusing to leave the hotel and union members and supporters maintain a vigil outside.

Call for Action from UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food: Over Half the World's Hungry are Food Producers

The right to food is grounded in key human rights instruments (declarations, conventions, covenants) which oblige governments not only to protect this fundamental right but also to actively ensure that the right to food is effectively realized.

International Women's Day 2010 - Rights and Recognition for Domestic Workers

Domestic workers around the world are organizing to challenge the harsh, abusive, often slave-like conditions in which they work. They are organizing unions and support networks, and they are mobilizing in support of an international Convention that will finally recognize them as workers and establish their rights in international law.

Agreement in Colombian Palm Plantation Struggle Ends 67-Day Strike

An agreement between the Colombian rural workers union SINTRAINAGRO and Palo Alto Gnecco Espinosa Investments has brought a successful first round conclusion to a long, bitter struggle at the company's palm plantation in Ciénaga district, Magdelena.

Urgent Action Zimbabwe Union Leaders Arrested, General Secretary Forced into Hiding

GAPWUZ, the agricultural and plantation workers union in Zimbabwe is again under attack. General secretary Gertrude Hambira is currently in hiding and at least one official under arrest.

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