Toxic herbicide banned amid calls for halt to pineapple expansion in Costa Rica

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New research aims to improve women’s participation in the banana industry

Banana Link has just published the results of research we have undertaken to analyse the participation of women workers and small producers in the global banana industry. The working papers, documenting the research findings, include statistics on women’s’ participation in the industry, an analysis of the potential causal factors for this varying level of participation, […]

Armed attack on trade union organiser at Fyffes subsidiary in Honduras

The news report below has been translated and reproduced from – http://informes.rel-uita.org/index.php/sindicatos/item/no-nos-van-a-inti… The global Freedom and Fairness for Fyffes workers! campaign is currently calling on the company to respect the rights of workers in its global supply chains. “They will not intimidate us” General Secretary of STAS’s sub-branch at Fyffes denounces the criminal attack By […]

Peru flooding: trade unionists desperately need your help

Members of Banana Link’s Peruvian trade union partner, SITAG (Sindicato De Trabajadores Agrarios Del Peru), and SITETSA (Sindicato De Trabajadores Empresa Talsa) trade union in Peru desperately need financial help to rebuild their homes, offices and their lives following recent devastating floods and landslides in Peru. Communication withe affected areas is difficult due to power […]

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 […]

International delegation gathers further evidence of labour rights violations at Fyffes subsidiaries in Costa Rica and Honduras

“The pineapple that the consumer eats, they should know that they are consuming the sacrifice we make with our lives” – Cruz Urvina Lopez, worker at Anexco, Costa Rica Between 21 and 25 January an international delegation of representatives from Banana Link, the GMB union, the International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF), 3F (General Union of […]