Latin America Solidarity Centre

Meeting: Call for justice for Fyffes Workers in Honduras

When

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm, 06/07/2017

Where

LASC , 40 Drumcondra Road Lower, Dublin 9

How Much

Free of charge

Registration

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In May 2017, Fyffes had their membership of the Ethical Trading Initiative, an alliance of companies, trade unions and NGOs that promotes respect for workers’ rights around the globe, suspended. Fyffes is the only current member of the ETI to hold a suspended status. This was on foot of a complaint from the International Union of Food Workers on behalf of a Honduran trade union being upheld. The findings concluded that the actions of the Fyffes-owned Honduran melon plantation at the centre of the allegations… “contravene the open approach to legitimate trade union activities that ETI would expect within the supply chain to an ETI member”. This comes in addition to ongoing allegations of worker abuse on plantations run by Fyffes subsidiaries in both Honduras and Costa Rica documented by the GMB and Banana Link, including unpaid wages and overtime, exposure of workers to hazardous chemicals and non-supply of Personal Protective Equipment, and blacklisting workers who have joined trade unions. Despite the sale of Fyffes to the Sumitomo Corporation in early 2017, Fyffes remain a strong presence in Ireland, with its head office in Dublin. They have also been the main sponsor of League of Ireland champions Dundalk Football Club since 2012.

LASC will be holding an open meeting on Thursday, 6 July at 7.30pm at 40 Lower Drumcondra Road, Dublin to demand that Fyffes take meaningful and practical action to meet the recommendations of the ETI report. We will also be recommending LASC members, consumers and League of Ireland supporters take part in upcoming campaigns to put pressure on supermarkets and Dundalk Football Club to terminate their relationships with Fyffes in light to their treatment of workers.


For more information, you can contact Kevin at kevin.mcparland@gmail.com



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Meeting: Call for justice for Fyffes Workers in Honduras