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.