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.
Day in and day out, hundreds of sales workers ("merchandisers") ensure the growth of the company's sales and profits in South Africa, but are paid poverty wages and denied the right to join a union.
This was the most recent in a series of actions organised by FAWU to press Nestlé into accepting responsibility for sub-standard working conditions and low pay of these workers who are employed by Nestlé through labour brokers. The march started at the Mandela Bridge and went on to the provincial offices of the Department of Labour in Braamfontein.