International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers' Association
|Full name||International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers' Associations|
|Key people||Ron Oswald, General Secretary
Hans-Olof Nilsson, President
|Office location||Geneva, Switzerland|
The International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers' Associations (IUF) is a global union federation of trade unions, founded in 1920. The organisation traces its history to 1889 when the International Federation of Tobacco Workers was founded and which merged into the IUF in 1958. In 2005, the IUF was composed of 336 member organisations in 120 countries, representing more than 12 million workers.
The organization represents workers employed in agriculture, the preparation and manufacture of food and beverages, hotels, restaurants and catering services and in tobacco processing.
The international headquarters of IUF is located in Geneva, Switzerland. Within the organization, there are autonomous regional organizations for Africa, Asia/Pacific, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America and North America.
- IUF official website
- IUF Facebook page
- IUF Eastern Europe and Central Asia website
- IUF Latin America website
- On the history and policy of the IUF -- comprehensive information on the IUF and its predecessors in PDF (3MB): a brief history of the IUF, an interview with Dan Gallin (General Secretary of the IUF 1968-97) and an inventory of records and reports of the IUF and its predecessors in the library of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES).
- Interview with Dan Galin, IUF General Secretary 1968-1997 -- web version of interview printed in FES history document.
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