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Story
12 May 2020

Honduras: 6,500 workers on Fyffes’ melon plantations report ongoing labour abuses, chemical exposure & union busting; Incl. company responses

In April 2020, International Labor Rights Forum, Fair World Project, and the International Union of Food Workers published a report alleging ongoing labour rights violations faced by 6,500 workers on Fyffes’ melon plantations in Honduras since 2016....

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Company response
11 May 2020

Albertson's response

Author: Albertsons

...We have previously engaged with Fyffes, the International Labor Rights Forum... and the Fair World Project... regarding concerns raised... [I]t is our understanding that since the initial allegations in 2017, Fyffes has continued to make changes to...

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Report
21 April 2020

Honduras: Report reveals labour abuses faced by 6,500 workers on Fyffes’ melon plantations, incl. union-busting, harassment & toxic pesticides exposure

Author: International Labor Rights Forum, Fair World Project, and the International Union of Food Workers (IUF) Latin America Regional Secretariat

"Fyffe´s farms exposed: The fight for justice in the Honduran melon fields", April 2020...

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Article
9 April 2020

USA: Albertsons partners with United Food & Commercial Workers International Union in push to classify employees as first responders

Author: Áine Cain, Hayley Peterson, Business Insider (USA)

A major grocer is pushing to classify its employees as first responders, giving them priority for testing and protective gear, 7 April 2020 ...

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Article
20 March 2020

Union wins $575M pension deal from Albertsons, Cerberus Capital

Author: Josh Kosman, New York Post

Cerberus Capital Management — the buyout fund that owns grocery giant Albertsons — has made surprise concessions in a deal with the US government, agreeing to pay $575 million to shore up a massive, troubled pension plan covering some 50,000...

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Story
12 February 2020

Thailand: Intl. seafood buyers urge govt. to stay strong in transition towards ethical & sustainable fishing sector

Global retailers and buyers sourcing seafood from Thailand have called on the government to safeguard major reforms in the fishing industry amidst fears of back-tracking. Signatories of an open letter to the Thai government, which include Aldi, Lidl,...

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Article
12 February 2020

Albertsons' response to UFCW Local 400's rejoinder

Author: Albertsons

We already have addressed the allegations made by Local 400 concerning Safeway's contribution obligations. Simply put, Safeway does not have the contribution obligation Local 400 asserts. We believe Local 400 is aware of this. As a result, months ag...

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Item
6 February 2020

Intl. seafood buyers' open letter supporting Thai govt. fishery reforms

Author: Albertsons Companies, Aldi Nord, Aldi South, Cargill, EDEKA, Ethical Trading Initiative, Kroger, Lidl International, Morrisons, REWE Group, Sainsbury’s, Seafood Ethics Action Alliance (SEA Alliance), Tesco, Waitrose, Whole Foods

"International Buyers’ Open Letter on Preserving Thailand’s Fishery Reforms", 6 February 2020...

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NGO rejoinder
5 February 2020

UFCW Local 400's rejoinder to Albertsons' response to the NY Post article

Author: UFCW Local 400

The public statement issued by Albertsons on January 30, 2020 is inconsistent with the prior statements issued by Albertsons in recent weeks, as it now acknowledges at least some of its pension promises, which it previously denied. But its descripti...

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Article
30 January 2020

Albertsons' response to UFCW Local 400 rejoinder & NY Post article

Author: Albertsons

Albertsons Companies, Inc. (“Albertsons”) is responding to significant inaccuracies in a January 27, 2020 article in the New York Post concerning Safeway’s potential liabilities to the Food Employers Labor Relations Association and United Food and C...

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