Food & beverage

India: Workers alleged they were dismissed by PepsiCo warehouse for joining a trade union - includes PepsiCo response
IUF, 25 Jun 2013

Unions allege that Mondelēz is seriously abusing the rights of workers to organize in Egypt and Tunisia
Agence France Presse, 31 May 2013

USA: Report alleges anti-union activities by Palermo's - includes statement by company; law firm also criticised in report did not respond
Worker Rights Consortium, 5 Feb 2013

USA: Report raises concerns about IMO-certified Theo Chocolate's alleged anti-union activities; IMO & Theo Chocolate respond
Intl. Labor Rights Forum, Feb 2013

USA: Labour board issues complaint against United Natural Foods over alleged anti-union activity - company denies claims
Press-Enterprise (USA), 6 Feb 2013

USA: Report alleges anti-union activities by Palermo's - includes statement by company; law firm also criticised in report did not respond
Worker Rights Consortium, 5 Feb 2013

Union & NGO file criminal charges against Nestlé in Switzerland alleging it failed to prevent death of trade unionist in Colombia - company denies all allegations
Basler Zeitung (Switzerland), 6 Mar 2012
    Nestlé response
    Nestlé, 7 Mar 2012

New Zealand: Meat processor Affco to lock out union leading to concerns that employers are trying to "deunionise" workplaces - includes company comments
ONE News (New Zealand), 26 Feb 2012

Guatemala: Coca-Cola Co. Denies Involvement in Murder and Rape, Blames "U.S. Judicial System"
Eric Michael Johnson, Huffington Post, 11 Mar 2010

Guatemala: Coca-Cola Hit with New Charges of Murder, Rape, Torture
Grassroots Net, 1 Mar 2010

Coca-Cola sued in US by Guatemalans over anti-union violence including death threats & killings
Partricia Hurtado, Bloomberg, 27 Feb 2010

So. Africa: Union says members shot with rubber bullets while protesting lock-out by Ali Baba Foods – includes company response
Dominique Swartz, Food and Allied Workers Union, 7 Oct 2008

Colombia: Excerpt of book alleging bottling plants supplying Coca-Cola are linked with killings of trade unionists
Mark Thomas, Guardian (UK), 20 Sep 2008

Colombia: Amnesty Intl. fears for safety of foodworker unionists following death threats, abduction
Amnesty Intl., 11 Oct 2007

UK: Private equity company Lion Capital, owners of Kettle Foods, employs US consultancy to dissuade workers from unionising
David Hencke, Guardian (UK), 1 Oct 2007

Colombia: Lawsuit filed in USA against Nestlé for alleged complicity in killing of trade unionist
Jane Bussey, Miami Herald (USA), 28 Oct, 2006

Complaint to Swiss OECD NCP over allegations that Nestlé Japan discriminates against union members
National Confederation of Trade Unions (Zenroren), Hyogo Prefectural Confederation of Trade Unions, Central Executive Committee, Nestle Japan Labour Union (NJLU), 29 Jun 2006

BusinessWeek in-depth articles on Coca-Cola's labour rights record in Colombia
Bloomberg, 23 Jan 2006

Polish unions rally against anti-union harassment including dismissals for union activity at PepsiCo Frito-Lay - includes company response
Intl. Union of Food workers (IUF), 19 Jan 2006

Nestlé Philippines Union Leader Murdered - Government Must Act Now!
Intl. Union of Food workers (IUF), 26 Sep 2005

Colombia: United Steelworkers of America president writes to Coca-Cola & Colombian president calling for investigations into murder of trade unionist
Pittsburgh Business Times (USA), 6 Sep 2002

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25 June 2013

India: Stop PepsiCo's brutal attack on fundamental human rights [India]

Author: IUF

Workers who are members of Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) at West Bengal warehouses exclusively contracted by PepsiCo are fighting for fairness and justice in the face of mass dismissals as a result of exercising their right to join a...

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31 May 2013

Mondelez abuses worker rights in Egypt, Tunisia: unions

Author: Agence France Presse

Global food giant Mondelez is seriously violating the right of workers to organise in Egypt and Tunisia, unions said Friday, lamenting that the company's actions were undermining hard-won advances during the Arab Spring uprisings. Mondelez, which...

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4 March 2013

Worker Rights Consortium report re alleged anti-union activities of Palermo's [USA]

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Jackson Lewis to respond to the concerns raised in the report by the Worker Rights Consortium, but it did not do so.] On 5 February 2013 the Worker Rights Consortium released a report about Palermo...

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27 February 2013

USA: Report raises concerns about IMO-certified Theo Chocolate's alleged anti-union activities; IMO & Theo Chocolate respond

Author: Intl. Labor Rights Forum

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited IMO and Theo Chocolate to respond to concerns raised in the Intl. Labor Rights Forum report. Response provided.] In February 2013, Intl. Labor Rights Forum released a report raising concerns about...

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6 February 2013

Labor: Moreno Valley warehouse charged with harassing union [USA]

Author: Jack Katzanek, Press-Enterprise [USA]

The National Labor Relations Board...has issued a complaint against a Moreno Valley food distribution center concerning the company’s actions during a 2012 election...other allegations brought by...Teamsters remain under investigation...The dispute...

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7 March 2012

[DOC] Nestlé response re suit alleging its complicity in murder of Colombian trade unionist

Author: Nestlé

We condemn any form of violence and reject any accusations that attempt to link Nestlé to violent acts. We categorically reject the allegations of the plaintiffs and the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights and will mount a vigorous...

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6 March 2012
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Author: European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights

El European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights y el sindicato colombiano SINALTRAINAL presentaron ayer ante la Fiscalía de Zug en Suiza una querella contra Nestlé S.A. y varios de los Directores ejecutivos del consorcio. Se les acusa de ser...

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6 March 2012

Murder of a union member- a complaint against Nestlé

Author: Basler Zeitung [Switzerland]

[Unofficial translation from the German original by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre] [H]uman rights advocates accuse the food group of being complicit in the violent death of a trade unionist in Colombia. A Berlin-based legal group has...

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6 March 2012
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Author: European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights

ECCHR et le syndicat colombien Sinaltrainal ont déposé...une plainte contre Nestlé SA et certains de ses dirigeants auprès du Ministère public de Zoug. Ils leur reprochent de ne pas avoir pris les mesures de protection nécessaires à l’encontre de...

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26 February 2012

Union calls for mediation ahead of indefinite lockout [New Zealand]

Author: ONE News

The union representing 762 meat workers set to be locked out by their employer is calling for a mediation session to resolve the issue…Meat Workers Union…said the company is trying to "starve workers" into accepting major changes to its collective...

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