On Thursday, January 7, the International Union of Food Workers (IUF) and its affiliates, representing
2.5 million workers in 126 countries, affirmed their solidarity with Mondelēz International workers across the globe. IUF affiliates represent the vast majority of Mondelēz manufacturing employees in more than 30 countries from Alexandria, Egypt to Chicago, Illinois; and since 1920, the organization has been instrumental in driving policy reforms and institutional changes for workers’ rights and protections.
This statement of global solidarity and commitment to mutual action against Mondelēz International, maker of Nabisco branded products, comes in reaction to a growing pattern of company actions that have “profoundly negative consequences for the rights and livelihoods of IUF members around the world. The IUF and its affiliates…will take all practical measures to provide mutual support to protect the rights and welfare of our members who work either directly for the company or in outsourced employment or facilities.”