Compass Group

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2 April 2010

Food giant Aramark agrees to pay increase for tomato farmworkers [USA]

Author: Amy Bennett Williams, Fort Myers News-Press [USA]

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers [CIW] has scored another victory... Food service giant Aramark agreed to pay extra for Florida tomatoes produced under a strict code of conduct... The odd man out in the food-service industry is Sodexo, the only one...

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22 February 2010
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Author: Fédération internationale des ligues des Droits de l'Homme (FIDH)

Meryem Medhi, cadre abusivement licenciée par la multinationale British Gas [BG Group], poursuit une grève de la faim de plus de 70 jours. L’entreprise se tait, les autorités laissent faire. Mais Meryem est le symbole de la souffrance de milliers de...

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17 November 2009

At Florida Tomato Protests, Backlash [USA]

Author: Barry Estabrook, Atlantic [USA]

For the past several weeks the CIW [Coalition of Immokalee Workers] has been holding demonstrations at stores operated by Publix Super Markets.. Publix has been unresponsive to years of requests that it join the coalition's Campaign for Fair Food, a...

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17 October 2009

Farmworkers picket Publix wanting grocery chain to pay more for tomatoes [USA]

Author: Liz Freeman, Naples Daily News [USA]

About 50 farmworkers and supporters of Immokalee farmworkers picketed a Publix in Naples on Saturday morning, calling for the Florida-based grocer to pay more for tomatoes and take a stand against inhumane conditions for tomato pickers... The...

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29 September 2009

Editorial: Publix should join agreement

Author: Fort Myers News-Press [USA]

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers has concluded a three-way agreement with East Coast Growers and Compass, the world's largest food-service company, to improve Florida tomato pickers' pay and working conditions... Money pledged by earlier signatories...

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29 September 2009

USA: Immokalee, Florida farmworkers protest to demand Publix supermarkets agree to living wage & decent working conditions - Publix responds

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25 September 2009

Farm Workers' Wages to Increase Under Labor Agreement

Author: Jane Black, Washington Post

In what Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis called a "huge victory" for farm workers, one of the country's largest food service companies announced Friday that it will buy winter tomatoes only from growers that pay a fair wage and offer good working...

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14 September 2009

USA: Report finds number of companies with top ratings for lesbian & gay policies increased 20% despite recession

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13 September 2009

[PDF] "Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index 2010:A report card on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality in Corporate America."

Author: Human Rights Campaign

305 businesses achieved the top rating of 100 percent this year, compared with 260 businesses in the previous year. This accounts for 58 businesses that reached 100 percent for the first time and 13 no longer on the list, for a net increase of 45...

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10 September 2009

Politics of the Plate: Has Chipotle Saved the Tomato Slaves? [USA]

Author: Barry Estabrook, Gourmet Magazine [USA]

For the first time, a major Florida tomato producer, East Coast Growers and Packers, has implemented the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’(CIW) “Fair Food” program, breaking ranks with the dozen or so Florida companies that raise and ship most of the...

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