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May 17: International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia - LGBT rights are workplace issue - violence and discrimination widespread

A survey conducted of around 93,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from all across the EU and Croatia has found has that a quarter of respondents had been subjected  to attacks or violent threats in the past five years.

Urgent Action Support Unite's fight against Molson Coors' destruction of jobs and rights in UK

The IUF-affiliated Unite the Union and its members at Molson Coors breweries in UK are standing up against the company's proposals which include pay cuts for half of the union members, forced excessive shift hours and the unilateral tearing up of an agreement by the employer to be replaced by terms dictated solely by them.

Mondelez Pakistan, where 'outsiders' create 'delicious moments of joy'

Mondelez Pakistan has informed the government that the vast majority of those who make its products are "outsiders" beyond the scope of legal industrial relations protection, and that those who challenge this abuse should be stripped of their rights.

Nestle workers in Sao Paulo fight for equal pay and conditions

Workers employed by Nestle Purina in the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil have had enough of inferior wages and conditions. The food trade unions of Sao Paulo (FETIASP) are in the midst of a round of collective bargaining with employers.

Mondelez looks to boost gum sales while stuck in the swamp of human rights abuses

“We’re not sitting by and accepting dismal gum sales” says Mondelez CEO Irene Rosenfeld while refusing to acknowledge the human rights abuses when 5 union leaders were dismissed from its chewing gum factory in Alexandria, Egypt.“The IUF is not sitting by and accepting the arbitrary dismissal of union leaders for exercising their rights” says IUF General Secretary Ron Oswald.

UK Cadbury workers link with Egyptian union to stand up against Mondelēz human rights abuses

Members of UNITE at UK Cadbury are joining forces with fellow workers in Egypt to challenge human rights violations by Cadbury’s parent company Mondelez International. On May 2-3 Unite hosted two sacked workers from the Alexandria Cadbury plant - Nasr Awad and Hussein Ahmad - who were among the 5 founding members of an independent union dismissed last year as part of the company’s drive to crush the union.

Indian Milk Food Factory Workers Union wins fight against union busting, restores rights

After 62 days of continuous protests the IUF-affiliated Milk Food Factory Workers Union in Punjab, India, won a crucial victory against union-busting and the erosion of working conditions by profit hungry GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Consumer Healthcare.

Russia: Valentin Urusov awarded with Arthur Sensson international union rights prize

The Committee for the Arthur Svensson International Prize for Trade Union Rights (in honour of Norwegian trade unionist Arthur Svensson) has announced that its fourth international prize will be awarded to IUF’s nominee Valentin Urusov.

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