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Kraft responses re alleged anti-union activities in Egypt & Tunisia - Sep-Oct 2012

On 31 May 2013 Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Mondelez (formerly Kraft) to respond to the article below:

Mondelez abuses worker rights in Egypt, Tunisia: unions Agence France Presse 31 May 2013

Excerpt: "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."

Company response

On 31 May 2013 Mondelez International sent the Resource Centre the following response [PDF] Mondelēz International - Egypt and Tunisia Workforce Update

Union rejoinder

On 20 Jun 2013 the IUF replied to Mondelez International; [PDF] International Union of Food Workers rejoinder to Mondelez response

Earlier correspondence on the same matter:

On 3 September 2012 Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Kraft Foods & Société Tunisienne de Biscuits (partly owned by Kraft) to respond to the articles below.  These articles allege that Cadbury workers in Egypt faced dismissal for inciting a labour strike and that Société Tunisienne de Biscuits also sacked a union representative in Tunisia over union activities.

- "Egypt Cadbury workers get backing of global food employees union", Ahram Online, 29 Aug 2012

"Kraft Tunisia: Union leader sacked. His crime? Meeting his members", Intl. Union of Food workers, 6 Aug 2012

Company responses

On 4 September 2012 Kraft Foods sent the Resource Centre the following response: Kraft Foods response [DOC].

Union rejoinder

On 26 September 2012 the Intl. Union of Food workers (IUF) sent the Resource Centre a rejoinder to Kraft Foods’ response: IUF rejoinder [DOC].

Further company response

On 2 October 2012 Kraft Foods sent the Resource Centre a response to the IUF's rejoinder: Kraft Foods response to IUF rejoinder [DOC].

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