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12 May 2020

Honduras: 6,500 workers on Fyffes’ melon plantations report ongoing labour abuses, chemical exposure & union busting; Incl. company responses

In April 2020, International Labor Rights Forum, Fair World Project, and the International Union of Food Workers published a report alleging ongoing labour rights violations faced by 6,500 workers on Fyffes’ melon plantations in Honduras since 2016....

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11 May 2020

Albertson's response

Author: Albertsons

...We have previously engaged with Fyffes, the International Labor Rights Forum... and the Fair World Project... regarding concerns raised... [I]t is our understanding that since the initial allegations in 2017, Fyffes has continued to make changes to...

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9 April 2020

USA: Albertsons partners with United Food & Commercial Workers International Union in push to classify employees as first responders

Author: Áine Cain, Hayley Peterson, Business Insider (USA)

A major grocer is pushing to classify its employees as first responders, giving them priority for testing and protective gear, 7 April 2020 ...

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12 February 2020

Thailand: Intl. seafood buyers urge govt. to stay strong in transition towards ethical & sustainable fishing sector

Global retailers and buyers sourcing seafood from Thailand have called on the government to safeguard major reforms in the fishing industry amidst fears of back-tracking. Signatories of an open letter to the Thai government, which include Aldi, Lidl,...

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14 January 2020

USA: Private equity firm Cerberus and supermarket Albertsons agree to pay $575M to pension plan, called for by United Food & Commercial Workers Union

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10 January 2020

Response from Albertsons

Author: Albertsons

... We are proud to be a unionized Company that takes care of our employees... A key point of focus in our negotiations is the funding of multiemployer defined benefit pension plans.  The two Pension Plans to which we currently contribute are extremely...

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22 October 2019
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En octobre 2019, Oxfam a publié un rapport dénonçant des abus des droits de travailleurs impliqués dans les chaînes d'approvisionnement de certains supermarchés internationaux. La recherche de l'ONG s'est concentrée sur la production du thé et de...

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21 October 2019

Oxfam reveals poverty pay, harsh working conditions & gender discrimination in intl. supermarkets' food supply chains; Includes company responses

Oxfam has released new research, which included in-depth interviews with workers in India and Brazil and a survey of workers in five other countries, revealing widespread labour rights allegations - including poverty pay, harsh working conditions, and...

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18 October 2019

Albertsons' response

Author: Albertsons

As a food company that carries thousands of products from around the world, we recognize our responsibility to ensure that our suppliers adhere to our strict policies pertaining to worker rights. We are committed to conducting business in a lawful and...

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3 July 2019

Oxfam releases 2nd scoring of US & European supermarkets’ global food supply chains

Oxfam has assessed 16 large supermarkets across the US and Europe on their policies and practices in their food supply chains. The supermarkets were assessed on publicly disclosed policies and practices in four key areas: supply chain transparency;...

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