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Solidarity campaign for Lipton tea workers in Pakistan grows: actions in Australia, Philippines, Russia and South Africa

Author: AsianFoodWorker.net, Published on: 1 October 2009

In Sydney...on 1 October, Unions NSW (the peak body representing trade unions in the state of New South Wales) led a protest at the Australasian headquarters of Unilever as part of the Casual-Tea campaign for Litpon tea workers in Pakistan...activists from the Philippines Alliance of Progressive Labour...demonstrated their solidarity with the struggle against disposable jobs at Unilever’s Pakistan tea operations...The All-Russian Confederation of Labour (VKT) showed solidarity with the Casual-T campaign...On September 11, despite strong management pressure to prevent union action, more than 70 members of CEPPWAWU, an affiliate of the International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers’ Unions (ICEM) demonstrated outside the Unilever Maydon Whaft plant in Durban to demand a halt to management violence against the Khanewal workers.

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Related companies: Lipton (part of Unilever) Unilever