On June 6/7, 2011, the first trade unions’ coordination meeting of Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods, Russia’s leading dairy company took place in Moscow.
Workers’ representatives of the company’s different plants as well as representatives of regional organizations of the Agroindustrial workers’ trade union, its central committee and the International Union of Food workers (IUF) participated in the meeting. Participants discussed the local union’s current issues as well as the changes arising out of the purchase of Wimm-Bill-Dann by PepsiCo.
They compared the situation at different Wimm-Bill-Dann plants in Russia, shared information on their issues, achievements and plans for the future. Information on Wimm-Bill-Dann’s and PepsiCo’s business operations was presented and mechanisms of cooperation between the trade unions within the PepsiCo system in Russia and beyond were discussed.