The IUF Asia/Pacific team is working hard to support our members across the Asia-Pacfic region at this very difficult time. This includes providing information that will help workers and their unions in the fight to defend our collective rights in the COVID-19 crisis and build a better world.
By the beginning of April, COVID-19 had affected 204 countries and territories around the world. The tourism industry around the globe has been brought to a standstill by the closing down of entire cities and countries. The hotels and restaurant sector has almost collapsed. Few hotels are still operating. This affects the livelihoods of millions of workers, their families and whole communities.
a message to food, farm & hotel workers in the Asia/Pacific region in the COVID-19 crisis
The International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations (IUF)
We are an international federation of trade unions representing workers in:
– Agriculture and plantations
– The processing and manufacture of food and beverages
– Hotels, restaurants, tourism and catering services all stages of tobacco processing.
The IUF Asia/Pacific team supports members in over 100 affiliated unions in 21 countries in the region.