International Solidarity

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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.

Find out more about Banana Link's capacity building work with GAWU and FAWU our trade union partners in West Africa and how you can support this programme.

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Make Fruit Fair

Featured story

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...


Donations from union supporters towards Banana Link core funds directly strengthen our capacity to put 'solidarity into action'.   Over the last few years Banana Link has secured direct union‐to‐union funding ‐ including key donations from the UNISON International Development Fund and the GMB... Read more...

Workers' testimonies

Francisca Criollo, a nurse on the Rio Culebra banana plantation, Ecuador - This interview was recorded in May 2002 during a long strike by workers on the Danish owned Río Culebra plantation.  Source (interview and translation): Jan Nimmo –  My name is Francisca Criollo, I’ve... Read more workers' testimonies...