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Union-Employer cooperation in the Colombian banana industry

Union-Employer cooperation in the Colombian banana industry

Trade association AUGURA represents 78% of the total hectares of bananas grown for export in Colombia.
 
They directly employ 35,000 people, and 100,000 indirectly, in Urabá, Antioquia and Magdalena, Guajira.
 
98% of workers on AUGURA plantations are unionised.
 
Both AUGURA and the trade union SINTRAINAGRO recognise the benefits for workers that come from their constructive relationship.
 

¿Por qué es importante el Foro Mundial Bananero?

¿Por qué es importante el Foro Mundial Bananero?

La recién celebrada tercera conferencia del Foro Mundial Bananero atrajo a delegados de más de 42 países de todos los continentes a Ginebra. Todos los principales actores de la cadena, de trabajadores de las fincas y plantas empacadoras, a comerciantes globales, estuvieron muy bien representados. El evento de 4 días fue organizado conjuntamente por la Organización de la Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura, la Organización Internacional del Trabajo y el gobierno federal de Suiza.
 

Why is the World Banana Forum important?

Why is the World Banana Forum important?

The recent third conference of the World Banana Forum attracted over 300 delegates from 42 countries across all continents to Geneva, with all key players along the chain, from plantation and packhouse workers to global retailers, very well represented. The four-day event was hosted jointly by the UN Food & Agriculture Organisation, the International Labour Organisation and the federal government of Switzerland.
 

Labour rights violations at Fyffes in Honduras

Labour rights violations at Fyffes in Honduras

Tomas Membreño, President of the STAS trade union, representing workers sacked at Fyffes' subsidiary in Honduras for joining the union, recently spoke to Banana Link about the violations of labour rights at the company, the plight of the sacked workers, the importance of international support for their campaign, and their hopes now that Fyffes has been suspended by the UK Government's Ethic Trading Initiative as a result.
 

Women taking the lead in promoting safe and healthy working on plantations in Ghana

Women taking the lead in promoting safe and healthy working on plantations in Ghana

A Banana Link education programme in Ghana between 2013 and 2016 has empowered women workers to become active in promoting health and safety on plantations.

Freedom and Fairness for Fyffes workers - Iris Munguia of COLSIBA

Freedom and Fairness for Fyffes workers - Iris Munguia of COLSIBA

Iris Munguia, Coordinator, COLSIBA (the Regional Coordination of Latin American Banana & Agro-Industrial Workers’ Unions) talks to Banana Link about the importance of international support to the mainly women workers facing labour rights violations at subsidiaries of Fyffes in Honduras.
 
 
 

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