Our Union to Union programme builds solidarity links between Latin America and West African trade unions at one end of international banana and pineapple supply chains, and British trade unionists at the other.
The Ananas Export Company (ANEXCO) of Costa Rica produces pineapples for export to Europe. According to trade union SINTRAPEM (Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores/as del Sector Privado Empresarial) its members suffer anti-union harassment, persecution, unfair labour practices and discrimination. This despite an agreement brokered by the Ministry of Labour between SINTRAPEM, the banana workers unions’ coordination Read more...
Background: Maria is a non-union member who works in the packing plant on the St Peter plantation, owned by Del Monte Corporation, in the South Atlantic zone of Costa Rica. Del Monte and their subsidiary Pindeco together produce approximately 50% of the Costa Rican pineapples found on European... Read more workers' testimonies...