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Mondelez rejects US government offer to mediate disputes over allegations of human rights abuses 30-10-2013
Mondelez has refused a US government offer of mediation to resolve disputes with the IUF over anti-union practices in Egypt and Tunisia which the IUF claims violate the OECD’s Guidelines on Multinational Enterprises.
McDonald's New Zealand has sacked union delegate Sean Bailey for helping to expose the company's repeated failures to provide meal breaks for many staff working more than a four-hour shift as required by law, and for giving critical testimony on this issue to a parliamentary committee. CLICK HERE TO SEND A MESSAGE TO MCDONALD'S
Transnational cereal maker Kellogg's has locked out 220 members of the IUF-affiliated BCTGM since October 22 at its factory in Memphis, Tennessee to force union acceptance of a plan to radically increase the use of casual workers.
Turkish Airlines: reinstate the 305! 24-10-2013
Since June 2012 aviation workers in Turkey have been in dispute with Turkish Airlines (THY) over their right to strike and the dismissal of 305 workers who took industrial action on May 29, 2012 to protest the government's plan to ban strikes in the aviation sector. Turkish Airlines responded by sacking these workers via text message and email. CLICK HERE TO SEND A MESSAGE TO TURKISH AIRLINES.
Mondelez turns a blind eye to human rights while 'smart shelf' technology watches consumers 23-10-2013
Mondelez can't seem to catch abusive human rights practices in its own operations but is preparing to photograph shoppers on their way to the checkout counter to deliver targeted advertising to stimulate impulse buying. "Smart shelf" technology will stream massive quantities of data back to Mondelez headquarters but the company is not equipped to gather and evaluate relevant information based on international human rights standards.
The past decade, over which private equity buyouts went from mega-boom to bust, brought about a dramatic change in the ownership structure of the hospitality industry.
Where trade union rights are concerned, the election of Hassan Rouhani as President of Iran has brought no changes.
The food workers union of the Histadrut has negotiated a new collective agreement for some 1,000 workers in Israel's flour milling industry. The agreement provides for a wage increase of NIS 186 (approximately US$53), which, for workers earning the minimum wage, amounts to an almost 5% increase in monthly wages.
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