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Germany: NGG wins employment guarantees, gains for temporary workers at Coca-Cola

IUF affiliated NGG concluded a very successful collective bargaining agreement after 11 rounds of negotiations and 2 weeks of nationwide warning strikes at Coca-Cola Germany to stop job cuts.

Agreement ends strike with improved compensation for outsourced Netherlands Unilever workers

FNV Bondgenoten members who will be outsourced to Sodexo on May 1 ended their strike on April 9 with a spirited demo at Unilever headquarters while a new international support action by South African IUF members was taking place in at Unilever Food Services Pietermaritzburg. After an unprecedented 6 weeks of industrial action in the Netherlands Unilever finally agreed to negotiations and the strikers approved the settlement on April 12.

New Danone baby nutrition union formed in India

A union was organized for the first time at the Nutricia baby nutrition plant in Lalru, Punjab, a year after the plant was acquired by Danone through its purchase of Wockhardt Ltd.

Women tobacco workers win historic wage increase in Ahmedabad, India

More than 15,000 women workers employed as home-based beedi (cigarette) workers in Ahmedabad in the north western state of Gujarat have won a 15% wage increase through collective bargaining. The women beedi workers are members of the IUF-affiliated Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA).

Urgent Action England and Wales: Help agricultural workers defend their pay & conditions - save the AWB

Despite massive national and international opposition, the UK Government is pushing ahead with its plans to abolish the Agricultural Wages Board (AWB) which sets minimum pay and conditions for farmworkers.

Geneva - workers thrown on scrapheap while hotel gets overhaul

Workers at Hotel Capitole in Geneva went on strike today to protest against lay-offs during the temporary closure of the hotel for renovation. Meanwhile, their employer, Capitole Management SA, is in advanced talks with Accor, French transnational hotel operator, for a management contract at the re-opening.

Agency workers at Nestlé Perm get direct employment

160 union members - former agency workers - will soon be on the company's payroll at Nestlé confectionary in the Russian city of Perm following the signing of an agreement that ended the union campaign against the growing use of precarious employment at the factory.

Workers' rights in Thailand - the real cost of 'cheap fruit juice'

Cheap supermarket "own label" products often come at a high price. In Thailand that can include forced labour, illegally low wages and dangerous working conditions.

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