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Tesco's US operation accused of bullying staff

Author: Stephen Foley, Independent [UK], Published on: 2 September 2010

European companies…are facing criticism from [Human Rights Watch]…for allegedly exploiting weak labour laws in the US and bullying employees to prevent them from joining unions…In a report…the campaign group says that managers at Tesco's…Fresh & Easy, have created an anti-union atmosphere, and that employees who want to organise union activities live in fear for their jobs…Group 4 Securicor (G4S) fired an employee for trying to persuade colleagues to join a union. The pair are on a list of European companies singled out by Human Rights Watch for what the group says is hypocrisy and violation of international standards on freedom of association. [also refers to DHL (part of Deutsche Post), T-Mobile (part of Deutsche Telekom), Saint-Gobain] [includes statements by G4S, Tesco]

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Related companies: Deutsche Post Deutsche Telekom DHL (part of Deutsche Post) G4S Saint-Gobain T-Mobile (part of Deutsche Telekom) Tesco