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Pepsico makes progress on bottler acquision against mixed 2009 results

According to media sources, PepsiCo has completed the  next step on the way to take full control of its two biggest bottlers, PepsiAmericas and Pepsi Bottling Group.

Almaty success! Agro-industrial Workers’ Union organises migrant agricultural workers

In 2009, 316 migrant workers, 143 of them women joined the Agro-industrial Workers’ Union (AWU) of Almaty (Kazakhstan).  46 workers of those who joined the AWU Almaty in 2008 returned in 2009 to work for the same employers.

Minutes of the Danone CIC Meeting, 12-14 October 2009

The Danone Comittee for Information and Consultation (CIC) met on October 12, 13 and 14, 2009 at the ILO in Geneva. Click here for the meeting report.

Breaking the myth: We are not alone!

Pepsico is one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world with operations in about 200 countries.

Yet so far,Pepsico workers,when organizing into unions, mainly stay isolated within their countries, and sometimes are confronted with one of the most common anti-union myths – that they are the only ones so audacious as to join into a union in Pepsico. But we know that there are tens of thousands of Pepsico workers organised into trade union already.

In a global company, we should be globally united as workers, as well!

OHS Code update

Work continues to develop a new ILO code of practice on safety and health in agriculture.

World Banana Forum launched

In December 2009, banana workers trade unions, all major banana companies, retailers, academics and some government representatives met in the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Rome to launch the World Banana Forum (WBF).

ILO rural employment update

The ILO is starting to implement the action plan agreed in the 2008 Committee on Rural Employment.

Work has begun to do a review and assessment of ILO activities on rural employment since 1970. The AWTG will be contributing to the document which review will be presented to the ILO Governing Body in March 2010 and will be used to "inform future workplans".

IUF & the UN High Level Task Force on the global food security crisis

The UN High Level Task Force (HLTF) was set up in April 2008 in response to the food crisis sparked by soaring food prices, leading to riots in many countries.

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