Russia: IUF affiliates sign agreement with Danone providing additional protection in face of economic crises

01.09.15 News

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.


Danone business Brookside Dairy acquires Ugandan dairy SALL

02.06.15 story

Brookside Dairy, East Africa’s largest processor with Danone as a 40% partner, has purchased Ugandan dairy SALL (Sameer Agriculture and Livestock Limited).

Texas Teamsters reach contract agreement with Danone

26.01.15 News

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.

IUF members oppose closure of 3 Danone plants in Italy, Germany and Hungary

19.06.14 News

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.

Yogurt production to leave Antioch for Danone Fort Worth Texas

14.02.14 News

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.

Danone to Sue New Zealand's Fonterra Over Baby Formula Recall

09.01.14 News

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.

Danone Rotselaar employees go back to work after a deal is reached following 8 days of strike against restructuring

22.11.13 News

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.

Danone Signs Deal to Invest in Russian Dairy Farms

04.11.13 News

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.

Starbucks and Danone Team Up to Take on Growing U.S. Yogurt Market

24.07.13 News

Starbucks Coffee Company, the world's leading coffee retailer and roaster of specialty coffees, and Danone, the world's leading producer of fresh dairy products announced a strategic agreement to offer a jointly created and developed selection of new, healthy specialty yogurt products in participating Starbucks stores and in grocery channels on July 24,2013.

This will advance Danone’s ambition to expand yogurt consumption in the U.S., while growing Starbucks health and wellness offerings for its customers under the company’s Evolution Fresh brand.

Danone Ecosystem Fund Newsletter- Issue 10

23.04.13 News

Please find here the Newsletter of Danone Ecosystem Fund covering topics like sourcing,territory, recycling, distribution and caring services.

New Danone baby nutrition union formed in India

14.04.13 News

A union was organized for the first time at the Nutricia baby nutrition plant in Lalru, Punjab, a year after the plant was acquired by Danone through its purchase of Wockhardt Ltd.

Outcome of IUF/Danone Extraordinary Meeting for information and consultation for European members

18.03.13 News

A meeting for European members of the Danone Committee for Information and Consultation (CIC) took place on 19 February 2013 with some 40 trade union delegates representing Danone workers from 13 European countries. The meeting was called in connection with the company's announcement of a proposed cost-cutting plan affecting employment in Europe.

Danone Ecosystem Fund Newsletter

23.09.12 News

Please find the link to Danone Ecosystem Fund Newsletter in English and French.

Updated activites of Danone Ecosystem projects

10.09.12 News

Danone published a presentation consisting of updated activities on Danone Ecosystem projects since January 2012.

The ongoing projects vary from responsible farming to educational programs, caring services and sustainable sourcing. 41 active projects carried in 11 countries together with 31 partners create 51 000 jobs.

Please find more details and the full presentation here.

USA: Teamsters organizing win at Danone's YoCream plant

30.07.12 News

Dairy workers with YoCream, a division of French food group Danone, voted overwhelmingly to join IUF-affiliated Teamsters Local 305 in Portland, Ore., seeking better conditions and a voice at work.


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