Members of UNITE at UK Cadbury are joining forces with fellow workers in Egypt to challenge human rights violations by Cadbury’s parent company Mondelez International. On May 2-3 Unite hosted two sacked workers from the Alexandria Cadbury plant – Nasr Awad and Hussein Ahmad – who were among the 5 founding members of an independent union dismissed last year as part of the company’s drive to crush the union. They met with union activists and politicians at the Council House in Birmingham and addressed the Birmingham Trades Union Council.
This was followed by a meeting with Mondelez shop stewards and a twinning ceremony at Cadbury Bourneville Club. UNITE members at all UK Mondelez sites in the UK have pledged to ‘twin’ with the Egyptian union to build worker solidarity across the company. UNITE national officer Jennie Formby commented: “Our members take this unjust attack on fellow sisters and brothers in Egypt very seriously and they will not stand by.”
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