After more than six years, negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement between the IUF affiliate Beverage and Related Industry Workers’ Union (STIBYS) and PepsiCo’s bottler La Reyna in Honduras remain at a standstill.
- No new agreement means the denial of the right to collective bargaining as well as no wage increase in the last six years
- No new agreement is an active attempt by the company to eliminate the union
- La Reyna/PepsiCo continues to outsource distribution and sales to supermarkets like Walmart, Price Mart and other third parties; as a result, small retail customers buy products from supermarkets at a lower price than products bought directly from PepsiCo which are delivered by trucks that employ permanent unionized workers, a further attack on the Honduran labor movement
IUF General Secretary Sue Longley stated, “The IUF requests that PepsiCo corporate management intervene and rectify the situation in Honduras to ensure that La Reyna concludes a fair collective bargaining agreement with STIBYS. PepsiCo can use its good offices to guarantee PepsiCo workers’ full access to their internationally recognized rights in Honduras. The IUF and its members will continue to support STIBYS until a collective bargaining agreement is signed.”