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India: PepsiCo to sell plants, franchisee rights in two states to Varun Beverages 14-08-2017

Varun Beverages reported that its board has approved a plan to acquire PepsiCo India’s previously franchised territories in Odisha and parts of Madhya Pradesh along with three manufacturing units.

Upon completion of this acquisition, Varun Beverages will be a franchisee for PepsiCo products across 18 states and two union territories.
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PepsiCo's Walkers crisp plant in the UK planned for closure 02-03-2017

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On 2 March PepsiCo announced its proposal to close the UK Walkers crisp plant in Peterlee in Country Durham.

The US-headquartered food and beverage giant is shutting its facility in north-east England "In order to improve the efficiency of our UK snacks manufacturing operations" with production transferred to other UK sites.  

Around 400 jobs could be lost as a result of the closure.


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PepsiCo workers from the Frito-Lay plant in Lahore demonstrate against ongoing harassment 01-02-2017

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On 1 February 2017, more than 350 workers at the Frito-Lay plant in Lahore organized through the IUF-affiliated Pakistan Food Workers Federation (PFWF) a demonstration outside the plant against ongoing harassment against union members and particularly women workers.

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PepsiCo women workers protest against harassment at FritoLay plant in Pakistan 16-01-2017

Women%20protest2smallWomen workers from the PepsiCo FritoLay plant in Lahore, Pakistan protested on 13 January against ongoing harassment and threats.
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Pakistan PepsiCo beverage workers in Gujranwala show solidarity with PepsiCrush 05-01-2017

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The Pakistan Food Workers Federation organized a protest action on 3 December in front of a PepsiCo beverage plant in Gujranwala. Hundreds of PepsiCo union members and community supporters showed their solidarity for the international IUF campaign in support of workers in Pakistan, India and Guatemala struggling to secure their basic human rights.

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IUF Asia Pacific Conference Affiliates show their support for the PepsiCrush campaign 30-12-2016

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IUF Affiliates at the Asia Pacific Regional Conference in Manila 19-21 October, show their support and solidarity with the 28 unfairly dismissed warehouse workers in West Bengal India. PepsiCo continues its pattern of crushing human rights at the Frito-Lay plants in Lahore, Pakistan and Guatemala City, Guatemala. STOP PEPSICRUSH!


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IUF Africa Regional Conference in support of PepsiCrush Campaign 26-12-2016

PepsiAfricaRegional%20300International delegates to the IUF Africa Regional Conference, that took place in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on 22 and 23 November, showed their support for the PepsiCrush campaign and solidarity with the workers fighting for their human rights in Pakistan and Guatemala PepsiCo operations and a warehouse in India exclusively contracted to PepsiCo. Stop PepsiCrush!

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PepsiCo workers in Pakistan continue fighting for their rights! 05-12-2016

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Workers at PepsiCo's Frito-Lay plant in Lahore continue fighting for their rights and for their union against a management which refuses to recognize their organization and their demands. Hundreds of union members, backed by the Pakistan Food Workers' Federation and community supporters rallied at the factory gate in November to highlight their demand for an end to the harassment of union members and officers, negotiation on their charter of demands and an end to the massive abuse of casual employment. CLICK HERE TO SEND A MESSAGE TO PEPSICO!


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IUF HRCT affiliates say Stop PepsiCrush! 17-11-2016

HRCTPepsiCrush%20300Stop PepsiCrush! International delegates to the IUF's hotel, restaurant, catering and tourism (HRCT) Trade Group Board meeting in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic November 10-11 show their solidarity with workers fighting for basic rights at PepsiCo facilities in Pakistan and Guatemala and the ongoing struggle for justice for warehouse workers at PepsiCo's warehouse provider in West Bengal, India.
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Ukraine: AIWU Women's committee in support of PepsiCo campaign 08-11-2016

Ukraine_0%20300Women's committee of AIWU in Ukraine organized a second meeting on October 10-11, 2016 and joined the solidarity actions taken by the IUF affiliates in support of the workers fighting for their human rights in Pakistan and Guatemala PepsiCo operations and a warehouse in India exclusively contracted to PepsiCo.
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IUF affiliates in Brazil call on their members to show solidarity with IUF campaign to stop PepsiCo attacking rights 14-10-2016

BrazilLeaders of the Federation of Food Workers of São Paulo(FTIASP) distributed the leaflet of the IUF campaign to the workers of PepsiCo plant at Campinas, São Paulo State. The leaflet calls on PepsiCo to remedy the rights violations in Pakistan and India. The union asked workers to support their co-workers in Pakistan and India. Similar actions are planned at PepsiCo Sorocaba plant and IUF affiliates in Brazil will continue to mobilize their members in the beverage sector in support of trade union rights for workers in Pakistan and India.
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IUF affiliates representing workers in tobacco growing salute the fights in Pakistan and India 14-10-2016

tobaccoDelegates to the IUF meeting of unions representing workers in tobacco growing and tobacco processing met in Malawi on October 10-11 and expressed their solidarity with the ongoing fights in Pakistan and India and signed the postcards in support of the IUF international campaign.
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EFFAT Youth Committee stands with fights in Pakistan and India 13-10-2016

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The IUF's European regional organization EFFAT's Youth Committee members have signed the postcards that are prepared in support of workers in Pakistan and India to call on PepsiCo to remedy the human rights abuses at PepsiCo snacks plant in Pakistan and the warehouse exclusively contracted to PepsiCo in India.
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IUF dairy affiliates support struggles of workers in Pakistan and India against PepsiCo's violations 13-10-2016

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IUF affiliates representing dairy workers shared their solidarity with PepsiCo workers in Pakistan and warehouse supplier workers in India who are fighting for their human rights violated by PepsiCo.
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IUF Mondelez unions call on PepsiCo to respect trade union rights in India and Pakistan 23-09-2016

MondelezDelegates to the IUF Mondelez International Trade Union Meeting  held in Chicago, USA on September 20&21, 2016 showed their solidarity with the ongoing fight of workers for their union rights at the RKFL warehouse in India contracted exclusively to PepsiCo and at the Frito-Lay plant in Pakistan.
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Belgium: FGTB-Horval displays STOP PEPSICOmplicity campaign at Manifiesta 19-09-2016

manifiestaThe IUF-affiliated FGTB-Horval in Belgium joined the Manifiesta, an international and critical analysis of the conflicts on the planet, as well as a show of solidarity with oppressed people, on September 17-18 and expressed solidarity with the “STOP PEPSICOmplicity!” international union campaign of the IUF. More than 18,000 people visited the festival this year. The union called on PepsiCo to remedy the right abuses in India and Pakistan and distrubuted the leaflet of the campaign to the activists who have joined the festival.
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Unions call on PepsiCo to end violation of rights in India and Pakistan! 19-09-2016

PepsiComeetingwebPepsiCo is complicit in violating the rights of a courageous group of workers at a warehouse in India, who formed a trade union and were fired as a result. Whilst unfairly dismissed workers at this warehouse contracted exclusively to PepsiCo in India continue their fight for rights, the newly formed PepsiCo Workers' Union in Pakistan is fighting against forced transfers, harassment and targeting of union officers by management and the company's move to register a fake union at national level.
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IUF Executive Committee calls on PepsiCo to stop its complicity in human rights abuses! 08-09-2016

stoppepsicomplicity4The IUF's governing Executive Committee met in Geneva, Switzerland September 7-8 and supported the “STOP PEPSICOmplicity!” international union campaign in support of trade union rights for workers at the RKFL warehouse in India contracted exclusively to PepsiCo.
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PepsiCo responds to formation of new union in Pakistan by attacking rights 08-09-2016

pepsipakistan2PepsiCo management at the company's Frito-Lay plant in Lahore, Pakistan has responded to the formation and official registration of a trade union with 650 members by harassing and transferring union officers and seeking to violate the union's collective bargaining rights by creating a bogus union. CLICK HERE TO SEND A MESSAGE TO PEPSICO!
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IUF Brewery Workers say STOP PEPSICOmplicity! 16-08-2016

BeerconfAn International Brewery Workers' Conference held in Istanbul, Turkey with the participation of 60 delegates from 24 countries included a discussion about the ongoing fight in India and delegates to the conference signed the postcards in support of “STOP PEPSICOmplicity!” international campaign.
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IUF affiliates in Ukraine support PepsiCo warehouse supplier workers' fight 16-08-2016

UkraineShop stewards and union officers of the IUF-affiliated unions in Ukraine joined an IUF seminar in Donetsk region and saluted the ongoing and determined fight of 28 PepsiCo warehouse supplier workers in India.
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IUF Nestle unions stand with PepsiCo warehouse supplier workers in India 16-08-2016

NestleIUF affiliates representing Nestle workers shared their solidarity with PepsiCo warehouse supplier workers who are still fighting to win back their rights in India supported by the IUF international union campaign, “STOP PEPSICOmplicity!”.
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IUF Dairy Conference in solidarity with the PepsiCo international campaign 16-08-2016

dairyconfsDelegates to the IUF Dairy Conference held in Cape Town, South Africa expressed their solidarity with the dismissed workers at a warehouse supplying PepsiCo in India.
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New PepsiCo Frito-Lay workers union in Pakistan wins collective bargaining recognition 25-07-2016

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Whilst PepsiCo workers elsewhere in Asia are struggling to exercise their basic rights, on July 23 the new PepsiCo Workers' Union in Pakistan took a step forward when it was officially granted collective bargaining status by government authorities.


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India: PepsiCo Channo union members say STOP PEPSICOmplicity 06-05-2016

IndiaPepsiCoThe IUF-affiliated PepsiCo Channo factory union members call on PepsiCo to engage in serious and good faith discussions with the IUF to reinstate the 28 dismissed workers with full back pay and guarantees that they can exercise their right to form or join a union without fear of reprisal.
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Hotel Chitthu Township Labour Organization in Myanmar shoulder to shoulder with warehouse workers fighting for human rights 06-05-2016

MyanmarHLOBThe IUF-affiliated Hotel Chitthu Township Labour Organization in Myanmar shared their solidarity with 28 workers who are determined to win back their rights at the RKFL warehouse in India contracted exclusively to PepsiCo.
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Pakistan sugar mills workers join STOP PEPSICOmplicity campaign 06-05-2016

PakistanSugarMills2 The IUF-affiliated Pakistan Sindh Sugar Mills Workers Federation and All Sindh Agriculture Research Regional Employees Union support the STOP PEPSICOmplicity campaign.
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GSK Nabha Union members in India stand with dismissed warehouse workers 06-05-2016

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Pakistan Food workers in solidarity with warehouse workers in India 06-05-2016

PakistanFoodThe IUF-affiliated Pakistan Food Workers Federation members from Lahore, Rahim Yar Khan, Faisalabad & Multan joined the IUF's STOP PEPSICOmplicity international union campaign in support of trade union rights for workers at the RKFL warehouse in India contracted exclusively to PepsiCo. IUF members marched with the campaign banners in their international Workers' Day celebrations.
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Indonesia Lampung Workers' Unions support STOP PEPSICOmplicity campaign 06-05-2016

FSBLThe IUF-affiliated Federation of Lampung Workers' Unions joined the May Day rally with STOP PEPSICOmplicity banners and showed solidarity with the ongoing fight of the unfairly dismissed warehouse workers in India contracted exclusively to PepsiCo.
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USA: UFCW stewards in solidarity with dismissed PepsiCo warehouse supplier workers in India 02-05-2016

UFCWsStewards of the IUF-affiliated UFCW support trade union rights of the dismissed workers at the RKFL warehouse in India contracted exclusively to PepsiCo.
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PepsiCo complicit in ongoing rights violations at Indian warehouse supplier 26-04-2016

995Global drink and snacks giant PepsiCo is complicit in ongoing human rights violations by a warehouse provider in the Indian state of West Bengal. Since 2013, IUF members have been supporting a courageous group of warehouse workers who are unemployed as a consequence of insisting on their right to form a trade union. The company which dismissed them - Radhakrishna Foodland Pvt. Ltd (RKFL) - operates a warehouse contracted exclusively to PepsiCo. STOP PEPSICOMPLICITY! CLICK HERE TO SEND A MESSAGE TO PEPSICO!

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Uganda : Pepsi lays off 55 workers 18-04-2016

Crown beverages limited, the bottler of Pepsi Cola in Uganda has undertaken a workforce restructuring that has affected 55 members of the workforce, mostly from the sales and marketing functions.
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Brazil: CNTA ends outsourcing at PepsiCo's Elma Chips packaging in Sao Paulo 18-04-2016

Legal Representatives of the CNTA affiliated Sitac union and PepsiCo signed an agreement to regularize 300 agency workers at the packaging department of PepsiCo's Elma Chips in Campinas in Sao Paulo state.
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Sub-regional IUF conference in Ukraine salutes dismissed warehouse workers in India 13-04-2016

odessaDelegates to the sub-regional IUF conference on social impact of the EU partnerships held in Odessa, Ukraine expressed their solidarity with the dismissed workers at a warehouse supplying PepsiCo in India.
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PepsiCo campaign to re-launch for justice for PepsiCo warehouse supplier workers 11-03-2016

FamilydayFor more than two years the IUF has called for the reinstatement and full restoration and guarantees of the human rights of the 28 unfairly dismissed workers at a warehouse run by Radhakrishna Foodland Pvt. Ltd that exclusively supplies PepsiCo in West Bengal.
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Activists in Ukraine in solidarity with PepsiCo warehouse supplier workers 10-03-2016

UkraineThe IUF-affiliated AIWU organized a seminar for union activists in Ukraine, Dnipropetrovsk. Activists salute the ongoing and determined fight of 28 PepsiCo warehouse supplier workers.
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Heineken unions support PepsiCo warehouse supplier workers' fight 10-03-2016

HeinekenIUF affiliates representing Heineken workers shared their solidarity with PepsiCo warehouse supplier workers who are still determined to win back their rights in India.
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Members in Ukraine shoulder to shoulder with workers in India 26-02-2016

ruralsParticipants to the concluding conference of the organizing project in rural areas in Ukraine showed solidarity with the ongoing fight of the unfairly dismissed workers at a warehouse exclusively contracted to PepsiCo in India.
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FGTB Horval members sign Pepsi campaign postcards 26-02-2016

DSC_2662 The IUF-affiliated FGTB HORVAL organized a shop stewards meeting for its West-Flanders region on January 15 2016. Shop stewards were informed about the ongoing fight in India and they signed the postcards in support of “STOP PepsiSqueeze!” international campaign.
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Women's committee in Ukraine stands with warehouse workers in India 26-02-2016

UkrainewomenWomen's committee of AIWU in Ukraine organized a meeting on January 13-14 2016 and joined the solidarity actions taken by the IUF affiliates in support of the unfairly dismissed warehouse workers exclusively contracted for PepsiCo in India.
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Asia Pacific young workers in solidarity with dismissed warehouse workers 26-02-2016

APyoungworkersYoung workers from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Philippines, and Indonesia met in Kaohsiung, Taiwan to work on the preparation of the Asia-Pacific Young Workers Organizing Conference in 2016 and demanded justice for dismissed workers at a warehouse supplying PepsiCo in India.
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Nestle Unions in Russia salute the ongoing fight in India 26-02-2016

NestleRussiaThe First National Conference of Nestle Unions in Russia supports the fight of dismissed workers at a warehouse supplying PepsiCo in India.
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Korea Food union members support PepsiSqueeze campaign 26-02-2016

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Members of KCTWU Dongsuh Foods Union at Chief Chapter members athletic meeting in Incheon stand with "STOP PepsiSqueeze!" international union campaign
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Korean migrant workers express solidarity with dismissed workers at a warehouse supplying PepsiCo in India 26-02-2016

IUF affiliates worldwide say STOP PepsiSqueeze! 03-12-2015

image_0International trade union support at home and abroad continues to build for the struggle for workers at warehouses in West Bengal, India contracted to PepsiCo who were sacked after forming a union in 2013.
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IUF African regional committee members send solidarity greetings to PepsiCo warehouse workers in India 02-12-2015

AfricaRCIUF affiliates from Kenya, Ouganda, Tunisia, Ghana, South Africa, Burkina Faso, Niger, Mali, Bénin, Togo, Nigeria, Cote d'Ivoire, Zambia, Malawi, Senegal and Tanzania present at the IUF African regional committee meeting in Togo show solidarity with the ongoing fight of the unfairly dismissed workers at warehouses in West Bengal, India contracted to PepsiCo!
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India: Hindustan Unilever Employees Union stands with PepsiCo (Frito Lays) Workers Action Committee 02-12-2015

UnileverHindustanHindustan Unilever Employees Union Rajpura Punjab organized a gate meeting with their members to explain about the international union campaign in support of PepsiCo warehouse workers in India and showed solidarity with the workers at warehouses in West Bengal, India contracted to PepsiCo who were sacked after forming a union in 2013
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India: GSK Horlicks Milk Food Factory Workers support PepsiCo warehouse workers in their fight for justice 02-12-2015

IndiamilkfoodGlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Horlicks Factory Workers Union in Nabha in Punjab state  in northwest India, organized a gate meeting where they explained about the IUF's "STOP PepsiSqueeze!” international union campaign and declared their support on November 23, 2015
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Poland: Solidarnosc supports "STOP PepsiSqueeze!” international union campaign 02-12-2015

PolandThe IUF Secretariat organized a workshop with Solidarnosc members on November 24-25, 2015 in Warsaw, Poland and Solidarnosc shop stewards and members joined the actions of "STOP PepsiSqueeze!" campaign in support of PepsiCo warehouse workers in India.
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