The IUF and Mondelez International have welcomed the settlement of the dispute at Alexandria, Egypt, around the status of five executive committee members of an independent union who were suspended in July 2012.
Mondelez in Egypt has now reinstated all five executive committee members under their former conditions with no negative consequences to them and with full retroactive wages and benefits guaranteed.
Elections for the new term of the union executive committee at the plant will take place shortly. All five former union executive committee members will be entitled to stand.
This brings the long-running labour conflict in Alexandria to an end. Both local parties have committed to seek to resolve future challenges in a good-faith and constructive manner and, beyond Egypt, Mondelez International and the IUF have agreed to discuss the lessons learnt from this conflict.