IUF – latest news from Pak/Iran/HK/Indonesia

Unilever, IUF Settlement Resolves Conflict over Precarious Work at Lipton Pakistan

A negotiated settlement between Unilever and the IUF has resolved the long, difficult conflict over the rights of precarious workers at the company’s directly-owned Lipton/Brooke Bond tea factory in Khanewal, Pakistan.

http://www.iuf.org/den6281

Sugar Union Leaders Sentenced to Prison in Iran – Act Now!

In a drive to destroy the independent union established last year by workers at the giant Haft Tapeh plantation/refining sugar complex in southern Iran, a court on October 12 sentenced 6 union leaders to immediate prison terms on charges stemming from October 2007. Three leaders convicted for their union activity last year for “endangering national security” in connection with worker action in 2008 had their sentences overturned on appeal in September.

Two union officers, president Ali Nejati and communications officer Reza Rekhshah, both of whom face lengthy prison sentences, were still awaiting the outcome of their appeal when the court in the city of Dezful sentenced the six leaders on the similar 2007 charges.

Send a message to the government of Iran – freedom for the Haft Tapeh leaders!

http://www.iuf.org/den6280

Nestlé Hong Kong still refuses union recognition, steps up casual hiring

Eight months after strike action against union-busting forced Nestlé Hong Kong management to agree to union recognition and formal negotiations, the IUF-affiliated Hong Kong Nestlé Workers Union is still denied these basic rights.

http://www.iuf.org/den6279

Death by outsourcing

http://www.iuf.org/den6276

Support the Nestlé Indonesia workers!
http://www.nespressure.org

Ron Oswald
General Secretary, IUF

International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations (IUF) 8, rampe du Pont-Rouge 1213 Petit Lancy, Switzerland

Tel: +41 22 793 22 33
Fax: +41 22 793 22 38

web-site: http://www.iuf.org

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