IUF Asia/PACIFIC

defending the rights & livelihoods of food systems workers

DEFENDING RIGHTS & LIVELIHOODS IN THE COVID-19 era

Please visit our COVID-19 blog to learn more about how we are supporting food, farm & hotel workers in the COVID-19 crisis.

WOMEN, UNIONS & POWER

The strength and resilience of trade unions depends on the active involvement of women as members and leaders and the priority given to gender equality and the elimination of all forms of discrimination, sexual harassment & violence. Please join our Women, Unions & Power Initiative.

THE RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION

Every worker has the right to form or join a trade union. Only through freedom of association can workers collectively improve their wages and working conditions; secure a safe workplace; promote gender equality; end discrimination, harassment & violence; overcome vulnerability & insecure jobs; and live a life worthy of human dignity.

OUR UNION, OUR POWER

taking action against all forms of injustice & oppression so that workers and their families & communities can live and work with dignity

FOOD SYSTEMS WORKERS

our members work throughout the food supply chain, from plantations & farms, to food processing & beverage factories, hotels & tourism resorts, restaurants, food services & food delivery, food logistics, as well as being home-based workers and street vendors in the informal sector 

TRAINING & EDUCATION

working together to provide structured education & training to build resilient trade unions with the understanding, commitment and collective power to fight for economic, social & environmental justice 

 

ABOUT IUF ASIA-PACIFIC

The International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tourism, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations (IUF) was established in 1920. As a result of the struggle to organize independent, democratic trade unions in Asia and the Pacific with international solidarity, these independent unions established the IUF Regional Organization for Asia and the Pacific in 1962. The IUF Asia-Pacific is a regional organization of the global IUF and has its own constitution and rules. Every 5 years a Regional Conference of delegates representing affiliates in the region elects the Regional Secretary, Regional President and the Regional Committee.

14th IUF Asia-Pacific Regional Conference 2022

The next statutory Regional Conference of the IUF Regional Organization for Asia and the Pacific will be held in October 2022. Members are invited to login here for documents related to the Regional Conference.