International Union of Food and Allied Workers (IUF)

IUF, Food Workers and Trade UnionsThe International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers' Associations (IUF) is an international federation of trade unions representing workers employed in agriculture and plantations, the preparation and manufacture of food and beverages, hotels, restaurants and catering services, and all stages of tobacco processing. It also represents domestic workers, and works closely with WIEGO in supporting the International Federation of Domestic Workers (IDWF).

The IUF is currently composed of 400 affiliated organizations in 126 countries representing a combined membership of around 2.6 million workers. It is based in Geneva, Switzerland.

From its founding in 1920, international labour solidarity has been the IUF´s guiding principle. This principle is implemented through building solidarity at every stage of the food chain, international organizing within transnational companies (TNCs), and global action to defend human, democratic, and trade union rights.

Contact: Ms Barbro Budin,
Gender Equality and Projects Officer
Phone:  + 41 22 793 22 33+ 41 22 793 22 33 
Fax:  + 41 22 793 22 38+ 41 22 793 22 38 
Address: Rampe du Pont-Rouge, 8
CH-1213, Petit-Lancy


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