Submitted by Pepsico Worker on Mon, 06/12/2010 - 17:31
December 2, PepsiCo announced another major acquisition in Russia – namely, dairy and juice producer Wimm-Bill-Dann (WBD).
PepsiCo is acquiring a 66% stake for 3,8 billion USD, subject to regulatory approval, and announced plans to buy the remaining stocks in the future, This follows the acquisition in 2008 of Lebedyansky, another major juice producer in the country.
Submitted by Pepsico Worker on Mon, 04/10/2010 - 17:33
On 8 September 2010, workers of one of the production sites of LLC PepsiCo Holdings in the town of Domodedovo, Moscow region, founded a trade union organization which joined the Agro-industrial workers’ trade union of Moscow and thus became an IUF affiliate.
Members of the trade union said it was management’s standard answer to any question related to labor issues or conditions of work that motivated them to organise – “If you do not like it – you can leave”! The workers are convinced: they have legal rights and those rights should be well defended.
Submitted by Pepsico Worker on Tue, 28/09/2010 - 15:22
Workers of Simba, a South African subsidiary of PepsiCo International producing chips and other snacks, meet at East Cape Training Centre's campus in Port Elizabeth on the 25th September 2010 for their annual general meeting.
130 delegates representing members from all corners of the Republic of South Africa, from Cape Town to Isando and from Pietermaritzburg to Pretoria converged, to assess the impact of the Union’s bargaining and organising strategies as well as its campaign work.
Submitted by Pepsico Worker on Wed, 02/06/2010 - 13:45
Food and beverage workers organised in Polish IUF-affiliate Solidarnosc discussed organising strategies May 26-28 in Lodz, Poland. Workers representatives from a number of TNCs and Polish owned companies including Frito-Lay (Pepsico), Coca-Cola, Bahlsen, Mars, Cadbury, and Odra developed communication and planning capacities to grow union strength.
In the discussions, the rampant casualisation of the workforce, in some cases up to 50% of the workforce, was identified as one of the main obstacles to building union strength and serious violation of workers right to organise.
Submitted by Pepsico Worker on Tue, 30/03/2010 - 13:33
During a training workshop March 17-19, held by IUF and its affiliate FAWU in Johannesburg, South Africa, shop stewards from Pepsico Simba factories and sales & distribution locations discussed their future cooperation as well as questions of national recognition and the extent of the use of labour brokers workers in SIMBA operations.
Submitted by Pepsico Worker on Tue, 12/01/2010 - 12:23
Pepsico is one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world with operations in about 200 countries.
Yet so far,Pepsico workers,when organizing into unions, mainly stay isolated within their countries, and sometimes are confronted with one of the most common anti-union myths – that they are the only ones so audacious as to join into a union in Pepsico. But we know that there are tens of thousands of Pepsico workers organised into trade union already.
In a global company, we should be globally united as workers, as well!
Submitted by Pepsico Worker on Thu, 29/10/2009 - 14:34
The IUF is working on creating an international Pepsico Workers network to exchange information, build cooperation and strengthen unions in one of the most important food and beverage companies, Pepsico, producing and distributing soft drinks and snacks under a number of global brands such as Pepsi, Frito Lay, Walker's, Mirinda, Mountain Dew, Gatorade, 7up, Tropicana, Aquafina, Quaker,and others.
The International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers' Associations (IUF) is an international federation of trade unions representing workers employed in agriculture and plantations; the preparation and manufacture of food and beverages; hotels, restaurants and catering services; all stages of tobacco processing. The IUF is composed of 416 affiliated trade unions in 127 countries representing over 10 million workers.
How to contact the IUF: Email: email@example.com Post: Rampe du Pont-Rouge, 8, CH-1213, Petit-Lancy (Switzerland) Phone: + 41 22 793 22 33 Fax: + 41 22 793 22 38