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Fyffes accused of disrespecting plantation workers’ rights

Fyffes accused of disrespecting plantation workers’ rights

The GMB trade union has called for Fyffes to be thrown out of the UK Government’s Ethical Trade Initiative, which promotes labour rights, over reports of abuses by subsidiaries of Fyffes in Costa Rica and Honduras.

Banana Link, also an ETI member, has said “We absolutely hear the frustration from unions on the ground. We’re keen to engage in dialogue with Fyffes in the hope that they’ll speak to unions on the ground.”

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/feb/11/fyffes-accused-disrespecting-workers-rights

Photograph: Martin Godwin for the Guardian