International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers Associations (IUF)

Union internationale des travailleurs de l'alimentation, de l'agriculture, de l'hôtellerie-restauration, du tabac et des branches connexes (UITA)
Unión Internacional de Trabajadores de la Alimentación, Agricolas, Hoteles, Restaurantes, Tabaco y Afines (UITA)
Internationale Union der Lebensmittel-, Landwirtschafts-, Hotel-, Restaurant-, Café- und Genussmittelarbeiter-Gewerkschaften (IUL)
Internationella Unionen för Livsmedels-, Njutningsmedels- och Lantarbetareförbund Samt Förbund Inom Hotell- och Restaurangbranschen (IUL)

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History

Founded 1920, Zurich (Switzerland), by merger of International Secretariats of bakery, brewery and meat workers. Further mergers: in 1958, with International Federation of Tobacco Workers, set up in 1886, Brussels (Belgium); in 1961, with International Union of Hotel, Restaurant and Bar Workers, formed in May 1908; on 1 Jan 1994, with International Federation of Plantation, Agricultural and Allied Workers (IFPAAW), formed Dec 1959, Brussels, itself replacing Plantation Workers' International Federation, formed in 1957, and having subsequently merged with European Landworkers' Federation (ELF), set up Aug 1920, as International Landworkers' Federation (ILFA) -- Fédération internationale des travailleurs agricoles -- Europäische Landarbeiter Föderation.

IUF has formerly been known as: International Union of Food and Drink Workers (IUFD) -- Union internationale des fédérations des ouvriers et ouvrières de l'alimentation (UIA) -- Internationale Union der Organisationen der Arbeiter und Arbeiterinnen der Lebens und Genussmittelindustrien; as International Union of Food and Drink Workers' Associations -- Union internationale des syndicats des industries alimentaires -- Unión Internacional de Asociaciones de Trabajadores de Alimentos y Bebidas -- Internationale Union der Gewerkschaften der Lebens- und Genussmittelbranchen; as International Union of Food and Allied Workers Associations -- Union internationale des travailleurs de l'alimentation et des branches connexes (UITA) -- Unión Internacional de Trabajadores de la Alimentación y Afines (UITA) -- Internationale Union der Lebens- und Genussmittelarbeiter-Gewerkschaften (IUL) -- Internationale Union af Levneds- og Nydelsesmiddelarbejder-Forbund (IUL); and as International Union of Foodworkers. Current title adopted 1 Jan 1994, on merger with IFPAAW. Statutes adopted 29 Jan - 1 Feb 1973, Geneva (Switzerland); amended: 1977, 1981, 1985, 1989, 1993, 2002, 2007.

Aims

Defend the general and specific interests of workers of all countries employed in food and allied industries by: aiding affiliated unions in organization, education and efforts to improve living and working conditions of members; establishing unions in areas where none exists; assisting coordination of policies engaging in common projects. Promote national legislation and international agreements in the interests of members or of the working population as a whole; promote organization of the world's food resources for the common good of all; seek participation of labour and consumer interests at all stages of national and international policy making.

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Activities

Guidance/assistance/consulting; conflict resolution; advocacy/lobbying/activism; events/meetings; knowledge management/information dissemination; training/education.

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Languages

English, French, German, Spanish, Swedish.

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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Ros C); Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 11 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 127 countries
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

UIA Org ID

B2719

Last News Received

18. Oct 2018
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