UNIA Geneva: Decent Work for Nestle Workers Worldwide!
On October 7th - the World Day fo Decent Work, a group of trade union activists and supporters from UNIA, Switzerland's largest inter-professional union, put up banners and handed out leaflets in front of the Nespresso shop in Geneva in support of the Nestlé Panjang workers’ struggle for trade union rights.
Nestlé's Merchandisers March in Johannesburg for Dignity and Decent Pay
Nestlé’s merchandisers marched through the city of Johannesburg on October 5th, 2010, demanding a ban on the use of contract and agency labour.Continue reading "Nestlé's Merchandisers March in Johannesburg for Dignity and Decent Pay"
The 'Nescafé Plan': Buyer Beware
Nestlé has announced with typical media fanfare a 10-year "Nescafé Plan" to help the company "further optimize its coffee supply chain". Nestlé plans to double the amount of Nescafé coffee purchased directly from farmers over the next five years. There's also a specific Nespresso component to the plan - unsurprising, since Nespresso is Nestlé's fastest-growing brand. Read more
European Works Council: Report of Meeting, 31 May-2 June 2010Continue reading "European Works Council: Report of Meeting, 31 May-2 June 2010"
Nestlé Defends Anti-Union Practices in Indonesia with…Nestlies
How many times can a company lie in the course of attempting to undermine a union? It is difficult to say if Nestlé, the world's largest food company, holds the record (the competition is stiff), but it is certainly an over-achiever…Continue reading "Nestlé Defends Anti-Union Practices in Indonesia with…Nestlies"
NGG fordert faire Verhandlungen mit der Gewerkschaft SBNIP
Die Teilnehmer an der Betriebsrätekonferenz der Nestlé Deutschland am 23.-24. Juni 2010 haben einen offenen Brief unterschrieben und an Konzernchef Paul Bulcke und an die Nestlé Deutschland geschickt. Die Betriebsräte äusserten ihre Besorgnis über die Vorgänge in Indonesien und machten deutlich, dass das Vorgehen der Unternehmensseite der Marke Nestlé schadet.Continue reading "NGG fordert faire Verhandlungen mit der Gewerkschaft SBNIP"
Germany: NGG calls for bona fide negotiations with SBNIP
Participants in the Nestlé Germany Works Council Conference, organised by the German Food Workers Union NGG on 23-24 June 2010, put their signatures on an open letter addressed to Nestlé CEO Paul Bulcke, in which they expressed their concern over events in Indonesia and the damage the company's actions were doing to the Nestlé brand.Continue reading "Germany: NGG calls for bona fide negotiations with SBNIP"
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Nestlé Waters Russia bows to pressure: union vice-chair reinstated
Management of Nestlé Waters Russia has declined to appeal the court-ordered reinstatement of Sergei Strykov, Vice-Chair of the union formed last year who was fired on January 27. Strykov has also been compensated for wages lost from January through May, while the union was fighting his illegal dismissal.
Brazil: Ministry of Labor fines Nestlé for imposing long working hours
It doesn’t come as a surprise to see Nestlé breaching its own agreements. The transnational corporation has become a typical example of corporate cynicism. What’s truly surprising is that this time Brazil’s Labor Ministry has levied a fine of US$ 320,000 on Nestlé for violating an agreement with its workers.Continue reading "Brazil: Ministry of Labor fines Nestlé for imposing long working hours"