World Federation of Agriculture and Food Workers (WFAFW)

Fédération mondiale des travailleurs de l'agriculture et de l'alimentation (FEMTAA)
Federación Mundial de Trabajadores de la Agricultura y la Alimentación (FEMTAA)
Weltföderation der Agrar- und Lebensmittelarbeiter (WFALA)
Wereldfederatie van Landbouw- en Voedingsarbeiders (WFLVA)

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Founded

1982-12 Bogota Colombia

History

Dec 1982, Bogota, by merger of H-XC1881 - World Federation of Agricultural Workers (WFAW-CMT), set up 27 Apr 1921, The Hague (Netherlands), and H-XH1499 - World Federation of Workers in Food, Tobacco and Hotel Industries - WCL (WFFTH-WCL), formed 10 Oct 1948, Marche-en-Famenne (Belgium). One of the U-XF6111 - International Trade Federations (ITF) (a World Secretariat for Trade Action) of H-XA3490 - World Confederation of Labour (WCL). Also referred to as World Federation of Agriculture, Food, Hotel and Allied Workers -- Fédération mondiale des travailleurs de l'agriculture, de l'alimentation, de l'hôtellerie et annexes. Ceased to exist following merger of WCL with H-XA1667 - International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) to form A-XM2085 - International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), Nov 2006.

Aims

Defend rights and liberties of workers and peoples of every continent; integrate women and young workers and new leadership so as to improve union movement quality and interpret the interests of agriculture, rural, food, agroindustry and hotels and entertainment workers in both formal and informal sectors of the economy; lobby governments to ratify and implement ILO conventions and recommendations regarding work and social protection in plantations, rural labour, environmental protection, hotel services and the granting of union freedom and the right of association, and to implement food security standards and FAO recommendations on agriculture and food; intensify relations with international and subregional organizations in the sectors represented and defend people's participation and the major role of civil society; combat all expressions of oppression, especially neo-liberalism; condemn policies adopted by governments under IMF pressure and World Bank conditions which freeze salaries and payments while increasing the cost of living and the profits of multinational companies; promote leadership training by national and regional members to enable them to represent their interests before public and private organizations; strengthen grassroots organization and regional bodies and call upon unaffiliated organizations to join so as to become a union power incorporating women and young workers in the struggle for dignity and the improvement of the working class in general.

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Structure

World Congress (every 5 years); World Board; Executive Committee, consisting of President, Secretary-General and 5 Vice-Presidents (Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and Hotels); Professional Committees for Food and Agriculture.

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

XC3671

Last News

2013

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