March 8, International Women's Day: Fight Sexual Harassment, Anti-Union Aggression at PepsiCo Poland

Author: IUF (International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers' Associations), Published on: 4 March 2006

...[T]he case of 8 victimized women workers [at PepsiCo's Frito-Lay snack food plant in Grodziesk] – all union members – is being heard [in a Warsaw court] in an ongoing legal process. These women, who were victims of, or witnesses to, sexual harassment by a supervisor at the plant, were either dismissed or forced under pressure to resign in late December 2004. When the women, with the support of the union, filed charges of sexual harassment against the company in January 2005, the company launched an escalating series of attacks on the union which has been seeking to defend them, the Food Secretariat of NSSZ Solidarnosc.

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Related companies: Frito-Lay (part of PepsiCo) PepsiCo