Toronto – August 17, 2022 – UFCW Canada, an affiliate of the IUF, expresses solidarity with striking digital platform workers who are highlighting unfair and hazardous working conditions throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
The newly formed union of digital platform workers recently commenced strike action to put an end to arbitrary and unfair suspensions, terminations, and a call for accident insurance coverage.
Digital platform workers across the Philippines are increasing organizing efforts throughout the pandemic as their services are deemed vital to local economies. Despite their essential status they continue to experience stress and uncertainty as a result of malicious complaints, unfair punishment and unexplained changes in earnings.
The IUF is actively organizing digital platform workers alongside restaurant and fast food workers as a means to increase collective bargaining power and secure safe, stable and decent incomes that essential workers deserve.
To learn more about the IUF and their work to organize digital platform workers, click here.