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Nestlé Workers News
Strike at Nestlé Tunisia 08/10/2012 - 13:08

Workers at Nestlé Tunisia have gone on strike on 8 and 9 October 2012 in protest against management refusal to open discussions on their long-standing demands.
Following an action last July (wearing red armbands), the union - affiliated to the FGAT-UGTT - sent a letter to the general manager informing him of the suspension of the action and calling for talks. Rather than reply, management issued a press release

Nestlé Perugina: Bye-bye “generational pact” 02/10/2012 - 23:00

Nestlé's proposed "generational pact" with older workers to facilitate the employment of their children (strictly on a part-time basis) has been taken off the bargaining table following an agreement reached on September 6 between the union committee, the trade unions and the company.

Industrial action averted, pay talks completed at York factory 17/09/2012 - 16:34

After many months of difficult negotiations, a settlement has been reached at the Kit Kat factory in York providing for a 3.25% salary increase

Important collective bargaining win at Nescafé Switzerland 05/09/2012 - 18:23

Trade union tenacity and fear of having to open the books for an economic expertise broke Nestlé's resistance to a wage increase at the Nescafé factory in Orbe.

Organizing successes at Osem-Nestlé in Israel 17/08/2012 - 11:54

The Histadrut has recently organized a number of factories and distribution centres belonging to the Osem-Nestlé Group in Israel, thereby extending union representation and CBA coverage throughout the company.

Nestlé: 2012 Half-Year Results 13/08/2012 - 16:18
Italian unions slam Nestlé for cynical employment proposal 09/08/2012 - 14:10

As a solution to an unforeseen rise in production costs at the Perugina chocolate factory, Nestlé has made a proposal to the union committee under the guise of a "generational pact to promote youth employment": Reduce your hours from 40 to 30 and, in return, we'll hire your son or daughter!

US unions beware: Nestlé UK CEO to transfer to the US 07/08/2012 - 16:13

Paul Grimwood, CEO of Nestlé UK & Ireland, has been appointed CEO of Nestlé USA, to succeed Brad Alford when he retires in October 2012.

Turkey: Labour Ministry shuns unions in hazelnut child labour discussions 31/07/2012 - 10:13

IUF affiliated unions in Turkey and Dutch national centre FNV representatives were excluded by the Labour Ministry from a round table conference on child labour in hazelnut harvesting on July 4.

Agency work can kill 23/07/2012 - 18:01

Lax regulations, loose enforcement and employer resistance to union health and safety committees inflict a ghastly toll of illness, injury and death on the job. The grisly death of a contract worker at a US Nestlé plant provides further evidence that agency workers face even greater risks due to their precarious employment status.

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