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Company Response

22 Mar 2019


Fyffes response

There have been two union groups seeking recognition on our farm Suragroh in Honduras. Fyffes is committed to freedom of association and we will enter negotiations with unions that demonstrate they represent a reasonable number of our workers. One of those unions is SITRASURAGROH, which is affiliated with FESITRANH. This union has been in existence for some years and was granted legal personality by the Ministry of Labour in October 2018. We have begun negotiations with this union. STAS is another such union, affiliated with FESTAGRO, which is a recognised union in Honduras but its ‘sub-sectional’ has not been granted legal recognition by the Ministry of Labour as a union on our farms. Despite this, we have written to them in good faith to ask them to begin negotiations. Reports of threats and anti-union activity by the company are not correct. We constantly monitor compliance through regular internal and external audits on human and labour rights standards and have corrective action in place to remediate any non-compliances…

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