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26 Mar 2019

Author:
Paul O’Donoghue, The Times

Fyffes expelled from ETI over failure to address alleged labour abuses at melon plantation in Honduras

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"Union row costs Fyffes its ethical recognition", 25 March 2019

...The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI), a UK state-funded body that promotes workers’ rights, yesterday announced that it had terminated the Irish fruit multinational’s membership due to concerns over the treatment of workers at a melon plantation in Honduras.

Peter McAllister, the ETI’s executive director, told The Times that Fyffes was the second company to ever be expelled from the body in its 21-year history.

The company was expelled due to the ETI’s concerns about freedom of association. Mr McAllister said that workers at the plantation, which is owned by Fyffes, faced barriers when attempting to join a local union called STAS...

 

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