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Labour coalition says workers' rights abuses persist on Dole plantations in Latin America

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Company response
6 November 2009

Dole response to 2009 report on labour & human rights issues in Latin America

Author: Dole Foods

All the allegations posted in the 2006 report, when referring to Dole farms or farms producing for Dole...have been discussed with our local stakeholders on the ground in order to identify the real problems and to implement corrective actions, if necessary. Dole will continue its dialogue with the union organizations...

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Article
1 October 2009

[PDF] Dole… Behind the Smoke-screen… What is new since our report on the company’s plantations in Latin America in 2006 ?

Author: Jean-Paul Arpi & Maude Feral - Peuples Solidaires / Action Aid; Helge Fischer - Banafair

In 2006, a group of civil society organisations published a report about Dole and their suppliers in Latin America...[which] uncovered violations of trade union freedom and workers’ rights in the plantations that produce Dole bananas... Three years on, it is time to assess the progress made..., but also to consider the numerous issues that remain unresolved... This is the purpose of this document...[which] is based on contributions from plantation workers and their trade unions in banana producing countries. [also refers to Standard Fruit (part of Dole), Dole-Ubesa (part of Dole), Compagnie Fruitière, Acon Group]

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