Industry parties have been saddened to hear of the recent passing of Marie Fiankan, a representative of the International Union of Foodworkers (IUF) in Côte d’Ivoire.
In a tribute to Marie, Claudelle Kouadio of the Autonomous Trade Union of SCB Workers, said:
“Marie was a tireless fighter. Throughout her life, she fought for workers’ rights in all areas of work. From banana plantations, to hotels, to male and female domestic workers. It must be remembered that she never stopped working towards social justice for women.”
“Marie always said ‘I’m fine. I am well’, even when it seemed to us that she was frail.”
“Marie fought until the very end.”