Thursday, 21 January 2010

Oppression of Union activists


I recently read this at Socialist Unity,

Sadly the oppression of Union activists is nothing new and even goes on in the "free world". But in other corners of the world brave working men and women face horrors that make the Met's handling of the pit closures seem like an afternoon picnic as a brief gander at Colombia illustrates.

The story of the crackdown by the Iranian government on the sugar workers union(along with five others) highlights the special vulnerabilities of the food and drinks and workers.That's why I feel its important to highlight the work of the International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers or IUF. The IUF a global federation of Unions in the food and drink and service industry has been in the process of launching a number of campaigns -a list can be found here- to end some frankly appalling injustices to Union members around the world.

I wish it and Trade Unions around the world every success.

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