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Belgium: ACV-CSC signs a local agreement limiting casual employment at Danone dairy plant 21-02-2019

The IUF-affiliated Food and Services Union (ACV-CSC) successfully negotiated a local agreement with Danone Dairy Belgium on the basis of the IUF-Danone Agreement on Sustainable Employment and Access to Rights. The local agreement provides Danone Rotselaar dairy plant workers with a concrete list of functions which can and cannot be done by agency workers, particularly for safety reasons.

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Morocco: Temporary workers at Danone Centrale protest job losses due to consumer boycott 14-06-2018

Morocco1Workers on short-term contracts at Morocco's Centrale Danone, a subsidiary of French group Danone staged a sit-in in Rabat late on June 5, 2018 over losing their jobs as a consumer boycott now in its second month pressures the company.

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Contract workers win permanent jobs at Danone Netherlands 25-03-2018

As a direct result of successful local negotiations by the IUF-affiliated FNV based on the IUF-Danone Agreement on Sustainable Employment and Access to Rights, 45 long-term contract workers have moved onto permanent contracts at the Danone/Nutricia research center in the Netherlands.

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Yakult workers in Australia take action to fight wage stagnation and inequality 24-03-2018

yakultnuwstrike_0Australia is in the midst of a wage crisis, in an environment where business is making record profits. National Union of Workers (NUW) members at Yakult are taking indefinite strike action from March 19 in order to win the higher wages they need and deserve.
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Danone to shut down its dairy business in India 12-01-2018

Danone has decided to close down its dairy business in India, after three failed attempts to make a mark in one of the world's fastest growing consumer packaged goods markets. With Danone's decision to close down its dairy unit, the company's factory at Rai, Sonipat, near Delhi will stop production.
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Danone awarded €105m damages from Fonterra over botulism scare 04-12-2017

An arbitration tribunal in Singapore has determined Fonterra must pay Danone €105m to cover a product recall linked to a false botulism scare in 2013.

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Spain: IUF affiliate UGT-FICA calls for end to Danone boycott 08-11-2017

UGTDanoneThe IUF-affiliated UGT-FICA which represents Danone workers has called for an end to the boycott of Danone goods, prompted by the independence movement in Catalonia. Last month, the region declared independence, which prompted Madrid to impose direct rule.
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Danone to expand plant-based beverage site in US 27-10-2017

Danone plans to invest as much as US$60m to expand its plant-based beverage facility in Rockingham County in the US state of Virginia.

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Danone restructures leadership team 22-10-2017

Danone has adjusted its executive committee structure to “promote efficient and agile decision-making against a backdrop of fast-moving industry trends,” the company said. The new streamlined executive committee will consist of three businesses and two functional leaders under Mr. Faber’s leadership.
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Danone CEO assumes dual leadership role as chairman Riboud steps down 22-10-2017

Danone veteran Franck Riboud is stepping down as chairman, with Chief Executive Emmanuel Faber taking on both top roles in a move the French group said would ensure continuity in its strategy of focusing on the health-food sector. The change takes effect at the start of December, with Riboud staying on as honorary chairman.
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Danone bids to revive ailing Brazil dairy business 22-10-2017

Danone is reviewing all facets of its dairy business in Brazil in a bid to try to improve its performance, CFO Cécile Cabanis has said, after the Activia maker saw a double-digit decline in its sales in the country during the third quarter.
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Danone launches dairy offensive in France 04-10-2017

Danone has launched a range of fresh dairy products in France in a move the company hopes will arrest the decline in the category in its domestic market.
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Danone 2016 results: New cost-cutting plan after drop in sales 21-02-2017

Danone announced a new cost-cutting plan on February 15, at its full-year group results presentation. The plan, called "Protein", is aimed at reducing costs by EUR 1 billion by 2020.
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New IUF publication: Resisting and Rolling Back Casual & Precarious Employment 10-02-2017

The IUF has produced a 4-page guide to accompany the IUF-Danone Agreement on Sustainable Employment and Access to Rights
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New Zealand Dairy Workers Union continues to organize and grow 03-02-2017

The IUF affiliate, the NZ Dairy Workers Union, has been successful in its strategy to organize workers who work for new employers in their industry and now has members and collective bargaining agreements with Danone, Yili and Yashili as well as with some new smaller domestic companies.
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Turkey: Tekgida-Is signs first agreement at Danone Hayat Waters 26-08-2016

IUF affiliate Tekgida-Is has signed a collective bargaining agreement with Danone Hayat waters in Turkey. The agreement covers the period January 2016 to December 2017.
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IUF affiliate in Malaysia signs first agreement at Danone Dumex 25-04-2016

The IUF-affiliated Food Industry Employees Union (FIEU) in Malaysia signed the first ever collective bargaining agreement at Danone Dumex on March 16 2016. This came after the concerted effort of FIEU built on the IUF's "Organize, Fight and Win" mandate.
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Danone invests in infant formula production in Germany 20-04-2016

Danone has opened an infant formula processing plant in Germany that will process around 90,000 tonnes of formula – or 150m packs – to be exported to 70 countries worldwide.
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IUF and Danone agreement on limiting precarious employment 15-03-2016

The IUF and the French-based food products transnational Danone have signed a ground-breaking Agreement on Sustainable Employment and Access to Rights built around a joint commitment to promote "permanent, direct employment as an essential foundation for a sustainable business anchored in respect for human rights."

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Danone reveals investments in Africa 07-03-2016

Danone revealed at the end of February 2016 that it has made two transactions in Africa, a continent the French group dubs "a strategic region" for the company.
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Danone invests EUR240m in a new infant formula plant in Netherlands 02-12-2015

Danone has announced an investment of EUR240m (US$255m) that will see it construct a "state-of-the-art" infant formula facility in Cuijk, the Netherlands. The facility will start production in late 2017 and manufacture Danone's early life nutrition brands including Aptamil and Nutrilon for both standard and specialized products.
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Russia: IUF affiliates sign agreement with Danone providing additional protection in face of economic crises 01-09-2015

signing_danone_agreement_smallOn August 28 2015, two IUF affiliates representing Danone workers in Russia - AIWUR and NOVOIPROF - ratified a new national agreement with Danone Russia. The agreement aims to clarify the provisions of Danone-IUF 1997 agreement applied in case of changes in activities related to employment or terms of employment and interpret it in a way to be fully implemented in line with the national legislation and local context.
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Danone business Brookside Dairy acquires Ugandan dairy SALL 02-06-2015

Brookside Dairy, East Africa’s largest processor with Danone as a 40% partner, has purchased Ugandan dairy SALL (Sameer Agriculture and Livestock Limited).
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Texas Teamsters reach contract agreement with Danone 26-01-2015

Teamsters Local 997 members at Danone`s Fort Worth, Texas, plant have ratified an agreement with the company, gaining participation in the Western Conference of Teamsters pension fund, the largest multi-employer pension plan in the United States. The three-year agreement also includes wage increases and health care protections.
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IUF members oppose closure of 3 Danone plants in Italy, Germany and Hungary 19-06-2014

Danone's intention to close 3 European factories producing dairy products - in Italy, Germany and Hungary - will destroy a total of 325 jobs and will seriously threaten the job security of workers at warehouses, logistics and related companies that service those Danone plants.
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Yogurt production to leave Antioch for Danone Fort Worth Texas 14-02-2014

Brown Cow Yogurt owned 80% by Danone will shut down its Antioch operation and move production of yogurt from its current location in Antioch, California to a facility in Texas within Groupe Danone. The IUF affiliated Teamsters let the negotiations for its members to be effected by the closure with the support of the IUF.
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Danone to Sue New Zealand's Fonterra Over Baby Formula Recall 09-01-2014

On August 2, 2013, Fonterra issued an alert concerning a possible contamination of certain ingredients supplied to Danone. Additional tests revealed later on that it was in fact a false alert.
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Danone Rotselaar employees go back to work after a deal is reached following 8 days of strike against restructuring 22-11-2013

The employees of dairy producer Danone in Rotselaar at a staff meeting on November 19 approved the draft agreement regarding restructuring and redundancies that management and unions had achieved. After an 8 days of strike majority of workforce started production again on November 20.
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Danone Signs Deal to Invest in Russian Dairy Farms 04-11-2013

French food group Danone signed a deal recently to co-fund the construction of dairy farms alongside Russian firm Damate to try to secure long-term milk supplies in the fast-growing Russian market.
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Starbucks and Danone Team Up to Take on Growing U.S. Yogurt Market 24-07-2013

Danone Ecosystem Fund Newsletter- Issue 10 23-04-2013

New Danone baby nutrition union formed in India 14-04-2013

Outcome of IUF/Danone Extraordinary Meeting for information and consultation for European members 18-03-2013

Danone Ecosystem Fund Newsletter 23-09-2012

Updated activites of Danone Ecosystem projects 09-09-2012

USA: Teamsters organizing win at Danone's YoCream plant 30-07-2012

Danone Reports 5.9% Growth In Sales In H1 2012 27-07-2012

FRANCE: Danone to "fight" for southern Europe 20-06-2012

USA: Two Teamster union wins on the same day 01-06-2012

Danone Eyeing Latam Assets Post Nestle-Pfizer Deal 01-06-2012

2012 Annual General Meeting of Danone 03-05-2012

IUF/DANONE New Agreement on Health, Safety, Working Conditions and Stress 14-10-2011

Danone Ecosystem Fund 15-06-2011

Union at Schreibers in India obtains permanent jobs for contract workers 04-03-2011

Danone signs an agreement to acquire YoCream 24-11-2010

Mass dismissal of contract workers and political repression at Schreiber-Dynamix Dairies India 28-05-2010

Minutes of the Danone CIC Meeting, 12-14 October 2009 01-02-2010

IUF/Danone Group Launch International Union/Management Meetings 28-10-2009