UNI Global Union: Amazon's Snooping Affair Should Concern Us All

2 September 2020 -- Richard Elliott


The following statement on Amazon's snoooping affair should be attributed to Christy Hoffman General Secretary of UNI Global Union.

“The recent information about Amazon’ s willingness to spy on and attack workers’ rights provides a glimpse into how deep-seated its anti-union ideology is,” said Christy Hoffman General Secretary of UNI Global Union.     


Qatar's New Labour Reform, Key to Dismantle the Kafala System

31 August 2020 -- Richard Elliott

The Government of Qatar announced on Sunday a historic labour reform package that includes the adoption of a non-discriminatory minimum wage and the end to the outdated requirement for migrant workers to obtain permission from their employers to change jobs. “UNI Global welcomes this important step to continue dismantling the last remains of the kafala system in Qatar and congratulates all the parties involved in making change possible in the Gulf State,” said Christy Hoffman General Secretary of UNI Global Union.


Fresenius workers moving forward in Colombia

8 July 2020 -- Carolina.Gonzalez

Workers at Bogotá´s Clínica de la Mujer announced today the creation of a new union at the Fresenius-owned Quirónsalud clinic.  This step takes the campaign by Colombian care union SINTRASASS to improve working conditions in health centers to new heights. Clínica de la Mujer is the fourth QuirónSalud clinic where workers have started SINTRASASS unions.


FMC Korea Union secures first collective bargaining agreement with German multinational Fresenius

5 June 2020 -- Richard Elliott

This week, the FMC Korea Union announced a historic new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with Fresenius FMC. The first of its kind, this agreement is set to improve Korean workers’ lives, guaranteeing union rights and better working conditions for FMC workers in South Korea. 

The new CBA provides a stable framework built on fair wages, benefits, occupational safety, health, and human rights at work including protection from harassment and gender equality. It also secures the right to organize by allowing union activists to exercise their union rights on “company time”.  



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