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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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10 May 2020

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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
12 January 2017

Analysis: Lofty goals… or empty promises?

Author: Coalition of Immokalee Workers (USA)

...[There's] nothing resembling...market consequence[s] with real teeth — yet — built into the produce industry’s recently released “Ethical Charter.”  Genuine, informed worker participation and real enforcement mechanisms will be imperative going...

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15 December 2015

Are slaves peeling your shrimp? Here's what you need to know

Author: Associated Press

Q: How do I know if my shrimp or other seafood is tainted by labor abuses?...

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2 September 2014

USA: Fair Food Coalition urges Ahold, Publix, Wendy's & others to sign pact on tomato farm workers' rights

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers and its allies have long urged companies that source from Florida tomato farms to sign the Fair Food agreement, which gives workers greater protections against forced labour and other abuses, and guarantees them a...

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Article
28 March 2014

Women Charge Bias and Harassment in Suit Against Sterling Jewelers [USA]

Author: Susan Antilla, New York Times

…Sterling [part of Signet], the largest retail jewelry company in the United States...is accused of gender discrimination in its pay and promotion practices…[The] accusations…[include] sexual harassment…If the class [action] is certified, about 44,000...

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23 January 2014

Dignity for Farmworkers [USA]

Author: Kerry Kennedy, president of RFK Center for Justice & Human Rights, letter to editor of New York Times

The tactics of the business-backed Worker Center Watch and its ilk seem more desperate than ever. This month, Walmart joined the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ Fair Food Program to advance farmworker rights...[The] people who harvest our food are paid...

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15 May 2013

UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights 'Impressed' With Fair Food Program

Author: Greg Asbed, Co-founder of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, in Huffington Post Blog

"The [UN] Working Group [on business & human rights] was impressed by how...governance gaps relating to labour issues were addressed by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers"...The UN statement comes as the latest in a series of strong, high-level...

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1 September 2012

Fair Food Program helps end the use of slavery in the tomato fields [USA]

Author: [opinion] Holly Burkhalter, International Justice Mission, in Washington Post

Since 1997, the Justice Department has prosecuted seven cases of slavery in the Florida agricultural industry — four involving tomato harvesters — freeing more than 1,000 men and women. The...catalogue of horrors: abductions, pistol whippings,...

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