Anti-union company Fyffes dismisses two union executives, in retaliation.

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Costa Rica sets new record in banana exports

The value of banana exports also reaches an all-time high of $986 million. Productivity rises from 2,339 to 2,800 boxes per hectare per year. BY MARVIN BARQUERO S. mbarquero@nacion.com Banana growing is centred on the cantons of Sarapiquí, Pococí Siquirres, Guácimo, Matina, Limón and Talamanca on the Carribean coast, and in Parrita, Corredores and Palmar Sur […]

Costa Rica – Record banana exports: The role of the workers

Albino Vargas opinion@laprensalibre.cr 986 million dollars! Yes, that’s right! Dollars! Converting it into colones, using the current exchange rate of around 566 colones to the dollar, gives us the gigantic sum of 558.076 billion colones! Or, expressed in figures: 558,076,000,000. This massive figure amounts to almost two percentage points of the country’s current Gross Domestic […]

Freedom & Fairness for Fyffes workers campaign marks International Women’s Day

“We do not want flowers, we want rights!” International Women’s Day 2017 was marked by a demonstration outside the office’s of Fyffes’ subsidiary in Cholutecca, Honduras yesterday, by women workers suffering violations of their labour rights, including non-payment of minimum wages and social security, non-recognition of their union by the company, and sackings of workers […]