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From Catcher to Counter

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24.6.14 Workers lambast Citra Mina for human rights violation - Global unions launch campaign

Today hundreds of workers belonging to SENTRO swooped down on Citra Mina outlets around the country to lambast the company for union busting. Read more >>

29.5.14 Global unions demand justice for Philippines fishery workers

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Global unions the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) and IUF (International Union of Food, Agricultural and Hospitality Workers) today demanded the reinstatement of  78 unfairly sacked workers at Philippines seafood supplier Citra Mina – and promised the workers their continuing support. Read more >>

17.4.14 Global unions applaud NZ ‘slave ships’ progress

Global unions the ITF (International Transport Workers' Federation) and IUF (International Union of Food, Agricultural and Hospitality Workers) today applauded the steps forward made in preventing often shocking abuse of crews on fishing vessels in New Zealand waters. Read more >>



 The Uilapesca website contains a number of important documents on IUU fishing and decent work. View them here >>

Catcher to Counter is a joint programme by both the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the International Union of Food Workers (IUF). It seeks to address the lack of regulation, union activity and illegal fishing that is rife in the sector today.

The programme seeks to address the fishing industry as whole – from “catcher to counter” – and to achieve the following objectives:

  • Increase union membership
  • Increase union power
  • Standardising conditions across multinational companies
  • Work to improve terms and conditions
  • Guarantee conditions of workforce
  • Put workers at the centre of the campaign
  • Establish process to assure that fishing is not illegal, unregulated and unreported

To guarantee an effective organising programme, we depend on the active participation and agreement of ITF and IUF affiliates to work with the programme leader collecting and collating information.

A key part of this trans-industry initiative is a quick survey that we urge all ITF/IUF affiliates in the fishing industry to complete.

Read about the background to the Catcher to Counter campaign.

Read about how the Global unions fight for safety in the treacherous fishing industry >>

For more information please contact:

Liz Blackshaw, ITF/IUF Fisheries programme leader on:
Blackshaw_liz@itf.org.uk
Tel: +44 207 9409290

Complete the survey >>

 
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