NGG Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE) production workers win substantial wage increases following warning strikes

19 August 2019 News

NGG members from Jacobs Douwe Egberts' Bremen factory have won an average 3% yearly wage increase following warning strikes on August 7. This is a substantial increase from the 1.4% wage increase originally proposed by JDE. NGG also negotiated economic improvements for apprentices at JDE Bremen as part of the new 2 year collective bargaining agreement with JDE.

A focus on workers' rights at the Mondelez shareholders' meeting

22 May 2019 News

Over 200 trade unionists from IUF affiliates BCTGM and UFCW, along with other labour and community leaders, protested outside of the Mondelez shareholders' meeting on May 15, 2019 delivering a clear message that people must come before profits.

Italy: unions win single national agreement at Mondelez

23 January 2019 News

About 1,000 workers in Italy now have a new collective bargaining agreement with Mondelez following lengthy negotiations between Italian IUF affiliates and the company.

New agreement follows strikes at JDE Netherlands

12 December 2018 News

Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE) workers in the Netherlands and their union FNV have a new collective bargaining agreement following two effective 24-hour strikes in Joure and Utrecht on November 19 and November 22.

FNV and NGG members strike Jacobs Douwe Egberts in the Netherlands and in Germany

23 November 2018 News

Picture%20with%20flagsJacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE) workers in Utrecht, Netherlands and in 7 German locations took strike action on November 22. In Utrecht, workers successfully shut down production at JDE for 24 hours, the duration of the strike. NGG traveled with a group of striking German JDE workers to Utrecht to join some 200 FNV JDE strikers in a show of solidarity.

Successful negotiations at Mondelez Malaysia

31 October 2018 News

Following a fight for the right to negotiate change involving protests
by members and intervention by the IUF to support the demand for good
faith negotiations, Malaysian IUF affiliate FIEU successfully negotiated
a satisfactory outcome concerning the employment impact of the Johor
Baru plant closure.

Attacks on worker rights continue at Mondelez Malaysia

18 October 2018 News

Mondelez%20Malaysia%202018%20%282%29Malaysian IUF affiliate FIEU has now had four meetings with Mondelez in an effort to negotiate over the impacts of the announced Johor Baru plant closure. Local management however continues to act in bad faith.

Broad attack on worker rights at Mondelez Malaysia

29 September 2018 News

Mondelez%20Malaysia%20ResizedMondelez management attempted to unilaterally announce the closure of the Johor Baru plant at the beginning of July 2018, but Malaysian IUF affiliate FIEU intervened to demand negotiations.

Job cuts, now a worker death at Mondelez (Cadbury) India

28 September 2018 News

Mondelez worker Milkhi Ram was killed on September 21 while operating a moulding machine in the company's Baddi, India plant. His death followed a wave of massive workforce reductions accompanied by a "voluntary separation scheme" initiated by Mondelez India management, which workers were pressured into accepting.

Italian unions to strike against job destruction at Jacob Douwe Egberts (JDE)

26 September 2018 News

IUF affiliates in JDE's Italian operations will be striking on September 28 to protest the elimination of 57 jobs with the announced closure of JDE's Andezeno, Italy facility.  FLAI-CGIL, FAI-CISL and UILA-UIL have issued a joint call for JDE to enter into immediate negotiations and to reconsider the company's decision to transfer production and make 57 workers redundant.

Defending decent jobs at Mondelez

10 September 2018 News

6404eTrade union representatives from 18 unions, 13 countries, and 6 continents gathered in Brussels on September 5 and 6 to develop union action to protect their members' futures in Mondelez.


Workers' rights on the agenda at Mondelez Shareholder Meeting

17 May 2018 News

IUF affiliate BCTGM and the IUF Secretariat put workers' rights on the agenda at Mondelez' shareholders meeting on May 16 in Lincolnshire, Illinois (USA).

Subsidizing Mondelez in Canada: the Ontario government's 22 million dollar cash gift

19 April 2018 News

mondelez-sticker-en_Final%20resizedCanada's Ontario government is rewarding Mondelez a cash gift of 22.6 million Canadian dollars for `skills development and capital investment' at its non-union East York (Ontario) facility- a factory which over the past 5 years has taken over production from two union sites which the company has closed.

Conversion of casual to permanent work at Mondelez (Cadbury) Pakistan

18 February 2018 News

At its annual general meeting on February 16, the Mondelez (Cadbury) Progressive Employees Union celebrated the conversion of 94 long term casuals to permanent jobs. The casual workers were employed at the Cadbury plant for several years through corrupt labour hire agencies that exploited workers' insecurity and vulnerability.

Response to Mondelez New Zealand closure shows global brands' fading veneer

25 November 2017 Feature

The gloss is peeling off 'global brands', whose makers have built their marketing and production on the assumption that the brand name alone is sufficiently powerful to efface all interest in where goods are produced, or under what conditions.


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