In February 2013, the IUF and the London-based NGO Tourism Concern agreed to cooperate in investigating the impact of "All-inclusive" tourism on workers and their families. The research is now completed and was presented at a launch event at the UK House of Commons on March 24.

The findings of this research reveal that the tourist sector in the countries studied is characterised by precarious work, low wages, long working hours and unequal opportunity. While these problems exist in a range of hotels, and are the result of inadequate labour law, minimal or no labour inspection, extensive subcontracting and low levels of union density, the impacts are greatest in all- inclusive hotels.

Read more about the research and find the report here


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The Nordic Union for Hotel, Restaurant, Catering and Tourism sector, is an association of unions in Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark, all of which unionise workers of the HRCT industry. The member unions have all made collective agreements with employers organizations and companies in the NU HRCT.

All in all NU HRCT covers seven unions with a total of about 115,000 members.