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.
Gilbert Bermudez, Coordinator of the Coordinating Body of Latin American Banana and Agro-industrial Worker Unions, addressed delegates at the annual GMB congress in Dublin earlier this month. His speech highlighted the labour rights abuses faced by workers in much of the world and by those working on plantations in particular. "In many plantations, working hours, are still excessively long persecution and sacking Read more...
Background: Aquilles is an organiser for the trade union SITRAPINDECO (Union of Pindeco Workers) and worked on a plantation owned by the Del Monte Corporation subsidiary, Pindeco, in the South Pacific zone of Costa Rica. Del Monte and their subsidiary ‘Pindeco’ together produce approximately 50% of... Read more workers' testimonies...