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.
Trade Union Solidarity
Fairtrade International has published a new Hired Labour Standard. This follows a long process of consultation – including 18 workshops in 14 countries with workers – and significant engagement with trade unions and labour rights organisations, with guidance and support from the Fairtrade’s Workers’ Rights Advisory Committee. "Banana Link welcomes the inclusion of a Freedom of Association Protocol and a Right to 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...