Nestle workers gather and demonstrate in Perm, Russia in solidarity with Sales Force Employees
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.
The demonstration was organized within the framework of the trade union solidarity campaign and supported by Nestlé Russia trade unions, the IUF-affiliated AIWUR union, the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia and the IUF.
Management at the local Perm factory tried to dissuade the union and workers at the factory from joining the solidarity demonstration ‘for the sake of the factory’s future’.
In May Nestlé Russia management invited all the sales force employees to their local regional centers under the pretext of ‘discussing business results’ – instead, they were confined to rooms and compelled to resign their employment. Full details of the worker rights abuses can be read here.