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.


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.

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