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USA: Protesters ask Wendy's to join Fair Food programme to improve respect for workers' rights on tomato farms

Author: Erika Ferrando, KPLC (USA), Published on: 2 September 2014

"Protesters ask Wendy's to join Fair Food Program", 1 Sep 2014

Protesters targeted a Wendy's in Lake Charles joining a nation-wide protest claiming the fast food chain should do more to stop what they call modern day slavery...They're demanding the corporation joins The Fair Food Program. It's an organization that asks companies to pay 1.5 cents more per pound to ensure workers in tomato fields in Southern Florida are protected from injustices...Wendy's told KPLC, "We do not believe that it is appropriate for us to compensate individuals who work for another company...[All] of our tomato suppliers in Florida have signed and abide by the Fair Food Code of Conduct which covers worker health and safety, complaint investigation and more." ...Other fast food corporations that have joined include McDonald's, Subway, Burger King, and Taco Bell [part of YUM! Brands].

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