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UK Trade Union Congress Calls on Unilever to Halt 'Blatantly Discriminatory' Attacks and Start Negotiating

23.07.2009
In a letter to Unilever CEO Paul Polman, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber has called on the company to seriously enter into good faith negotiations for a settlement to the dispute over disposable jobs at the company's Lipton tea plant in Khanewal. "The global trade union movement is deeply concerned at the employment practices at Unilever's Khanewal factory in Pakistan", writes Barber. "The upcoming [OECD] mediation represents an excellent chance for Unilever to redress these discriminatory practices by providing decent work for all in its supply chains and begin to repair its global reputation." Read more.