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Post date: 04/15/2016 - 10:17

SABMiller Honduras Brewery champion in outsourcing

After almost 17 months of negotiations for a new collective agreement between the IUF-affiliated Union of Workers of the Beverage Industry (STIBYS) and Cervecería Hondureña SA, owned by SABMiller transnational, recently acquired by the Belgian-Brazilian AB InBev beer giant, workers reported a worrying upturn of outsourcing in the company.

After almost 17 months of negotiations for a new collective agreement between the IUF-affiliated Union of Workers of the Beverage Industry (STIBYS) and Cervecería Hondureña SA, owned by SABMiller transnational, recently acquired by the Belgian-Brazilian AB InBev beer giant, workers reported a worrying upturn of outsourcing in the company.

In August last year, almost a year after looking for ways to unlock negotiations marked by the dilatory and uncompromising attitude of the company, STIBYS decided to terminate the direct settlement stage and requested mediation.

"So far during the mediation stage we have signed 17 clauses of a total of 45. However, the remaining 28 clauses are those containing core issues for workers, such as outsourcing," said Rel Francisco Javier Oviedo, spokesman for the committee negotiating for the STIBYS.

"Honduran Brewery knows what problems are occurring and what our demands are, however they still delay the negotiation process by asking for long breaks," he said.

Oviedo said the British-South African transnational in Honduras also has the franchise to produce Coca Cola and has been promoting and implementing policies deepening outsourcing.

"We are taking routes to higher volume customers and deliver them to third parties. This is not only causing unrest among the crews, but is generating more instability and job insecurity", he added.

"At this point we will not retreat one millimeter, because it would mean legitimizing something that we have been fighting for many years," he added.

Despite the difficulties, Francisco Oviedo said that workers are firm in their purposes.

"The workers remain vigilant and encourage us to move forward and we will end the mediation stage due to the irresponsible attitude of the company", he said.

Clink the following link for the original Spanish story : http://www.rel-uita.org/index.php/es/sindicatos/item/7301-cerveceria-hon...