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XPO & systemic exploitation in the logistics supply chains of major consumer goods companies 19-10-2020
Nestlé Switzerland: Unia mobilizes to end stress on the job at Nespresso 12-02-2020
Nespresso has established a '4x8' production regime which has meant reduced staffing on extended clusters of long shifts. Once a month, workers are required to work up to 58 hours a week.
Nestlé Russia union leaders targeted for early dismissal 09-08-2019
The President and Vice-President of the Sales Force Workers Union - a member of the IUF-affiliated AIWUR - have both been laid off in the massive restructuring of Nestlé Russia's sales force. Both are based in the only facility to be closed. The IUF believes that this closure targets the union's leadership.
Nestle workers gather and demonstrate in Perm, Russia in solidarity with Sales Force Employees 05-08-2019
On July 16, 2019, Nestlé workers from all over Russia gathered and held a demonstration outside Nestlé Russia’s Perm Headquarters in support of the dismissed sales force employees.
Nestlé sales force workers across Russia confined to rooms and compelled to resign employment 10-07-2019
On May 14 all Nestlé Russia sales force employees were invited to the company's regional centers in 10 cities across Russia under the pretext of "discussing business results". The workers were confined in locked rooms under security guard, denied access to all communication to the outside world and were given two options – sign a notice accepting their job would disappear within several months, generally by August 31, 2019, or resign immediately "by agreement of the parties".
Nestlé workers at Romanian factory slated for closure reject settlement offer 20-03-2019
Nestlé announced in January its intention to close its Timisoara coffee and confectionery factory in western Romania, which currently employs some 388 workers, by the end of May.
Workers at Nestlé's Osem in Israel demonstrate against the threat of mass dismissal 19-03-2019
On 13 March workers at the Nestlé-owned Osem group in Israel, who are unionised in the Histadrut, started demonstrations on the backdrop of the company’s intentions to carry out significant structural changes which will impact workers’ terms and conditions and lead to mass dismissal.
Agreement follows sustained mobilization against aggressive restructuring at Nestlé Germany 07-01-2019
Commitment and solidarity have resulted in a comprehensive agreement covering workers affected by restructuring.
Nestlé-Froneri: French unions fight for a decent settlement 18-12-2018
Froneri, Nestlé's ice cream joint venture, announced in October its intention to close yet another former Nestlé site, the factory and research centre in Beauvais, France. The unions represented at the factory have reached a settlement for the 317 workers which will provide a decent foundation for their future.
Delegates to Nestlé European Works Council show solidarity with Purina and Froneri workers in France 03-12-2018
Nestlé workers from across Europe attending the Nestlé European Works Council on 27 November 2018 expressed solidarity with workers in France where Nestlé plans to close Purina and Froneri sites.
People - and food safety - before Profit 19-10-2018
Nestlé intends to close the quality assurance laboratory in Germany - the NGG and its members at Nestlé have committed to fight!
Combatting job destruction at Nestlé 10-10-2018
Trade union representatives from 19 unions in 16 countries across the globe met in Geneva on September 27 and 28 to build union strength to defend rights and protect employment at Nestlé.
Hundreds of workers from Nestlé Germany protest at company headquarters in Switzerland with international support 03-10-2018
400 Nestlé workers from across Germany travelled to Vevey, Switzerland, for a mass protest at Nestlé headquarters on October 2 against measures threatening the employment of some 600 workers in Germany.
Workers from Nestlé Germany bring their fight to Switzerland 30-09-2018
Workers from Nestlé Germany take their fight against job cuts and attacks on working conditions to company headquarters in Switzerland.
NGG: Job Destruction at Nestlé - "Reckless greed" 17-07-2018
Following the announcement in mid-June of factory closures, job cuts and payroll cost "improvements", the German food workers union, NGG, had some harsh words for Nestlé: "Reckless greed is behind this…. Everything is secondary to the absurd target of 18.5% profit returns prescribed by the CEO."
Protest and solidarity action at the Nestlé European Works Council meeting 16-07-2018
At the meeting on 25 June, delegates presented Nestlé European management with a "nest" full of lemons in solidarity with workers who are being squeezed for juicier profits.
Switzerland: Nespresso workers under pressure 05-06-2018
At the end of April Nespresso announced the introduction of new shift patterns which will significantly worsen working conditions at the 3 factories in Switzerland.
Trade union interference by Nestlé in Brazil 14-05-2018
Following changes to the labour code in Brazil in 2017 which removed the mandatory deduction of union dues, workers at the Nestlé factory in Cordeirópolis met in general assembly and voted overwhelmingly to have their union dues deducted at source and transferred to their union, STIAL.
Settlement reached at Nestlé-Froneri Germany 04-05-2018
After 8 months of negotiations - punctuated by strikes and demonstrations - a settlement was reached and ratified by a majority of the NGG membership in late April.
Nestlé workers from France demonstrate in Switzerland 13-02-2018
Nearly 200 workers from the Nestlé-Galderma research centre near Nice in the south of France travelled overnight by bus to demonstrate in front of Nestlé headquarters in Vevey.
Nestlé workers travel from France to defend their research center from threatened closure 08-02-2018
In September 2017, Nestlé announced a "strategic reorientation" of its dermatology division, Galderma, leading to the announcement of the closure of the R&D center which employs some 500 people.
We stick together! 29-01-2018
An article in the NGG magazine "Einigkeit" featuring Michael Königsfeld, chairperson of the works council at Purina in Euskirchen.
Nestlé-Froneri workers in Parma: settlement reached after a tough fight 27-12-2017
The long, difficult struggle of the workers at the Nestlé-Froneri ice cream factory in Parma, Italy, backed by their unions FLAI-CGIL and UILA-UIL and the IUF, resulted in a settlement on December 21 which brings provisions the company had persistently refused to consider or negotiate.
Solidarity strike in Parma in support of Nestlé-Froneri workers 22-12-2017
On 15 December more than two thousand workers and supporters joined the strike in Parma called by the provincial organizations of FLAI-CGIL and UILA-UIL in support of the Nestlé-Froneri workers and their struggle for jobs and a decent future.
Solidarity with Nestlé-Froneri workers in Parma 19-12-2017
On 11 December, the German Foodworkers Union, NGG, visited the "red tent", the site of the workers' permanent protest in front of the factory gate in Parma.
Froneri ice cream workers take their fight from Italy to Nestlé headquarters in Switzerland 30-11-2017
A delegation of 50 Froneri workers and their trade union representatives from FLAI-CGIL and UILA-UIL travelled on 29 November from Parma in Italy to Switzerland to carry their fight against the closure of their ice cream factory to Nestlé's doorstep.
Italian ice cream workers to demonstrate at Nestlé headquarters in Switzerland 27-11-2017
A large delegation of workers and their trade union representatives from Nestlé's joint-venture Froneri ice-cream factory in Parma, Italy will be travelling to Vevey and demonstrating at the Nestlé headquarters on Wednesday, 29 November.
Nestlé-Froneri workers continue fighting job destruction in Germany & Italy 16-11-2017
The IUF is calling on affiliates to show support!
Nestlé-FRONERI workers on strike in Germany! 09-10-2017
188 jobs at risk because of Nestlé's thirst for profits.
Workers fight job destruction at Nestlé and FRONERI in Italy 09-10-2017
Rally in the city of Perugia on 7 October.
Solidarity with Nestlé workers fighting job destruction in Italy 04-10-2017
The IUF is calling on affiliates to show their support!
Brutal attack on jobs and working conditions at Nestlé joint venture FRONERI 04-10-2017
One year after the creation of the FRONERI ice cream joint venture by Nestlé, the company has launched a full-blown attack on workers throughout Europe.
Nestlé-FRONERI announces plant closure in Italy; Unions announce a fight 28-09-2017
Workers at the former Nestlé factory in Parma have been informed that the company intends to close the factory and dismiss 180 workers.
NGG fights job cuts at Nestlé ice cream joint venture FRONERI 26-09-2017
Workers at the former Nestlé factory in Uelzen, in northern Germany, have been informed that the company intends to slash jobs and terms and conditions.
Collective bargaining wins at Nestlé 27-06-2017
IUF affiliates in Nicaragua, Switzerland and Germany have negotiated significant wins at Nestlé
Nestlé announces job cuts in the UK - Unions announce a fight 03-05-2017
Workers and their union representatives learned on 25 April of Nestlé's proposal to change terms and conditions and cut jobs at four factories producing chocolate and confectionery in the UK.
Unifor demands permanent jobs at Nestlé confectionery plant in Toronto 03-05-2017
More than 360 workers set up picket lines at a Nestlé Canada manufacturing plant in Toronto on May Day after contract negotiations between Unifor Local 252 and the food processing giant broke down as the IUF affiliate demanded an end to temporary workers being employed in permanent jobs.
Unions at Nestlé march on May Day 01-05-2017
Unions meet to coordinate Nestlé work in the United States 10-04-2017
Five unions representing Nestlé workers in the United States met with members of the IUF Secretariat in Kansas City, Missouri, on March 30 to discuss coordination in organizing and bargaining with the company.
RWDSU-UFCW organize Nestlé distribution centre 10-04-2017
Workers at Nestlé's logistics and shipping centre in McDonough, Georgia voted on April 5 to be represented by the IUF U.S. affiliate RWDSU-UFCW.
New IUF affiliate at Nestlé in Chile 08-02-2017
The trade union of Nestlé Chile's Los Angeles factory officially joined the IUF on January 1, 2017.
New agreement between the Histadrut and Nestlé reinforces workers' rights 02-02-2017
Nestlé workers in Israel are now covered by a collective agreement which
confirms and enhances the rights previously negotiated site-by-site.
Germany: Nestlé workers fight and win! 22-12-2016
Thanks to their willingness to fight, the workers at the Nescafé Factory in Mainz will now have a decent foundation for their future.
Death toll rises in Bangladesh fire at factory supplying packaging to consumer multinationals 19-09-2016
At least 34 people are so far known to have been killed in the September 10 explosion and fire at the Tampaco Foils factory near Dhaka in Bangladesh. The factory produced packaging for local and multinational companies, including British American Tobacco and Nestlé - companies which will now need to again examine how they monitor and enforce their supplier codes and how they plan to meet their clear obligations as customers of this factory.
Nestlé UK: unions successfully defend the pension scheme 23-08-2016
UNITE and GMB have successfully defended the defined-benefits pension scheme which Nestlé intended to close and replace with a defined-contribution scheme.
Strike at Nestlé Turkey ends with collective bargaining success 22-07-2016
Following an 11 day strike, IUF affiliate Tekgida-Is signed a collective bargaining agreement with Nestlé to apply at its multi-product site at Karacabey in the province of Bursa, Turkey.
Workers strike at Nestlé factory, Turkey 22-06-2016
Striking members of IUF affiliated Tekgida-Is employed at the large multi product site at Karacabey in Bursa province Turkey, are demanding a substantial improvement in their low wages that better reflects their living costs and recognizes their contribution to company profits.
Nestlé unions in Europe adopt statement on refugees 30-11-2015
The statement underlines the values of unity and solidarity which underpin the trade union movement and the central role of trade unions in promoting equity, fairness and inclusiveness.
Recruiting action by union members at Nestlé Russia 13-10-2015
Members of the Nestlé Moscow Medical Representatives' Union organised a leafletting action on October 12 to inform their co-workers about workplace issues and union activities and the benefits of joining the union.
IUF raises inadequate maternity provisions with Nestlé - significant improvement announced 07-07-2015
In meetings with Nestlé corporate management on gender issues, the IUF had consistently pointed out to Nestlé that there was a need to raise its global standards on the issue of maternity protection at least to the level of ILO Convention 183. In a welcome move Nestlé has now acted.
NGG reaches first collective agreement at Nestlé Wagner in Germany 03-06-2015
The first-ever collective bargaining negotiations at pizza manufacturer Nestlé Wagner - begun in September 2014 - were successfully concluded on 20 May 2015. The German food workers union, NGG, has negotiated a collective agreement for the approximately 1,700 employees, which comes into force on 1 September.
Nestlé defies Korean Supreme Court and provokes strike 13-11-2014
Workers at the Nestlé/Lotte joint venture went on strike on 13 November after the company refused to accept a Supreme Court decision from December 2013 that declared that regular bonuses should be calculated as part of ordinary wages. The decision was further formalized by a Corrective Order issued by the Ministry of Employment in October this year. Other TNC's have complied with the ruling.
Nestle dismisses 28 workers in Turkey after protest at collective bargaining outcome 29-10-2014
IUF affiliate Tekgida-Is protested the dismissal of 28 workers by the Swiss based food and beverage giant, Nestle, outside the Swiss Consulate in Istanbul on October 22.
Nestle Chairman misleads public to promote trade and investment agreements 25-06-2014
"As far as I know, no one has died in the United States from eating American products. If that is our fear then we also shouldn't go on holiday in the United States."
Expansion and realignment in global dairy industry 30-05-2014
Nestle and Fonterra swap assets in Latin America while Arla increases its presence in the lucrative UK market.
Nestlé workers in Finland fight against agency labour 15-02-2014
Workers at Nestlé's baby food plant in Turku, Finland, went on strike on 6 days in December 2013 to protest company plans to transfer directly-hired temporary workers to a staffing agency.
Nestlé eliminates 26 more jobs in Switzerland 26-11-2013
After eliminating 28 jobs in August 2012, Nestlé plans to eliminate 26 more jobs by March 2014.
Nestlé disposes of two regional water brands in France 29-07-2013
Nestlé Waters France has sold the Carola and Saint-Lambert spring water brands.
Restructuring at Nestlé Waters Germany 19-06-2013
Nestlé Morocco workers celebrate May Day 05-05-2013
New CBA at Nestlé Panjang Indonesia 25-04-2013
Nestlé 2012 results 27-02-2013
NGG fights for permanent jobs at Nestlé 10-01-2013
Planned job cuts at Nestle Waters Germany 03-12-2012
Strike at Nestlé Tunisia 08-10-2012
Nestlé Perugina: Bye-bye “generational pact” 02-10-2012
Nestlé: 2012 Half-Year Results 13-08-2012
Agency work can kill 23-07-2012
Pakistan: Union secures hundreds of permanent jobs for casual workers at Nestlé Kabirwala 04-06-2012
IUF Congress to launch 'We are the 53!' campaign as next stage in global fight for justice for fired Nestlé Indonesia unionists 09-05-2012
Arrest warrant issued for Nestlé Pakistan labour contractor as shareholders prepare to meet in Switzerland 11-04-2012
Nestlé workers, supporters rally in Indonesia and Pakistan as global support builds - Stop Nespressure! 01-03-2012
Nestlé Pakistan continues to flout the law - human resources boss in high court for serial violations of reinstatement orders! 10-02-2012