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.
All nine members of the executive committee of the SITETSA (Sindicato De Trabajadores Empresa Talsa) union were sacked in February this year by their employers, the agribusiness company TALSA in Peru. Two former union members were also dismissed. TALSA denies the legal existence, not only of the union committee, but also of the FENTRAIR federation (Federacion Nacional De Trabajadores Del Sector Agrario, Industria 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...