Fyffes and UK supermarkets

Fyffes and UK supermarkets

"They never contributed to social insurance and now I will not be able to retire or finally rest after so many years spent on the plantations. I have to continue looking for work to survive." - Maria Gomez (65) who worked for nearly 30 years as a supervisor at Melon Export SA

“They never contributed to social insurance and now I will not be able to retire or finally rest after so many years spent on the plantations. I have to continue looking for work to survive.” – Maria Gomez (65) who worked for nearly 30 years as a supervisor at Melon Export SA

We believe that supermarkets have a responsibility for ensuring ethical standards are respected throughout all of their supply chains. Most supermarkets in the UK buy some, or all, of their bananas through Fyffes. We, therefore, believe that these supermarkets have a responsibility for raising our concerns about labour rights with Fyffes. We have contacted all the UK supermarkets and the majority have responded and are in dialogue with Fyffes. But two supermarkets – Asda and Lidl – have not responded to our communications. For this reason, the email to Fyffes, that you can sign below, will be copied to these two supermarkets, in the hope that they can use their influence to encourage Fyffes to respect labour standards, wherever they operate.

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