International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers' Association
The International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers' Associations
) 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 2017, the IUF was composed of 430 member organisations in 130 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 and Latin America.