The IUF-affiliated union at the Mondelez facility in Alexandria, Egypt was formed following a major international conflict that ended successfully in August 2014. Building on the solid trade union rights base built at the end of that IUF campaign, the union became the first legally registered independent union in the private sector in Egypt in April 2018. The union has now taken a further significant step in signing the first collective bargaining agreement at Mondelez Egypt on January 23, 2020.
The agreement secured increases in benefits upon retirement, improved the quality and coverage of medical benefits and a number of additional financial benefits. The agreement, which runs to the end of 2022, will also extend to the other two Mondelez plants operating in Egypt. The union negotiating team had been supported through training provided by the IUF Secretariat.