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Fourth Nestlé India Union in Recognition and Bargaining Win 15/01/2010 - 19:49

On January 5 the union at Nestlé Pantnagar, the company's largest and newest (2006) plant in the country, signed a first collective agreement on wages and benefits, joining its 3 sister unions in the IUF-affiliated Federation of All India Nestle Employees in finally winning the right to negotiate terms of employment previously declared "secret" by management.

Nestlé India unions win recognition and wage bargaining rights 04/01/2010 - 15:04

In a major win in the closing weeks of 2009, unions representing more than 1,200 workers at Nestlé India’s factories in Moga, Ponda and Bicholim signed collective bargaining agreements on wages and benefits for the first time - marking a major achievement in their year-long struggle for the right to wage bargaining. The agreements also include wage scales and wage information that previously were declared ‘secret’ by management.

Nestlé Workers in Tunisia Continue Industrial Action After Secret Sale of Ice Cream Factory 30/12/2009 - 17:34

Update 1 Feb 2010: Negotiations have taken place between the Nestlé union and Nestlé Tunisia management under the auspices of the Labour Inspectorate. Details will follow shortly.

Workers, their union and the Federation of Food and Tourism Workers of Tunisia (FGAT) are demanding to know the facts behind Nestlé's secret sale of an ice cream factory.

Strike at Nestlé Tunisia after secret sale of ice cream factory 07/12/2009 - 10:08

On 17 November 2009, workers at the Nestlé ice cream factory in Carthage were informed by a bulletin board notice that their factory had been sold to a consortium of local companies active in the food industry.

"In conformity with its policy of social responsibility," the notice read, "Nestlé has expended all efforts to preserve jobs, the rights of the workers concerned, and maintain the production site."

Nestlé Hong Kong still refuses union recognition, steps up casual hiring 26/10/2009 - 17:16

Eight months after strike action against union-busting forced Nestlé Hong Kong management to agree to union recognition and formal negotiations, the IUF-affiliated Hong Kong Nestlé Workers Union is still denied these basic
rights.

Nespressure Mounts at Nescafé Indonesia - Act Now to Defend Trade Union Rights! 23/10/2009 - 11:04

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Nestlé's Corporate Business Principles claim to "respect the right of employees to form representative organisations and to join – or not to join – trade unions, provided this right is freely exercised, and establish a constructive dialogue with these unions."

Should employees need some guidance on this issue management is there to help.

Nestlé, Corporate Blackmail and the Arrogance of Power 21/09/2009 - 21:45

Nestlé Chairman Peter Brabeck has publicly, pointedly threatened to pull the world's largest food company out of Switzerland in response to discussions within the government on legislation to cap executive pay. Interviewed by the weekend Sonntag on September 13, Brabeck said Switzerland "may not be the right location for us", calling legislation on pay "the beginning of the end".

Stop Nespressure: UNIA and IUF demand global rights for Nestlé workers world-wide 17/09/2009 - 23:00

The IUF and the Swiss union UNIA organised a joint press conference in the Swiss capital of Bern on 10 July to launch the "Stop Nespressure" campaign in Switzerland and call on Nestlé to Stop the Nespressure and respect fundamental trade union rights!

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