From the TUC

End the violation of women’s rights on Chiquita, Dole and Del Monte plantations!

09 Mar 2011, By

I was just this moment reading Eric Lee from Labourstarts blog and saw this, I urge you to please pledge your support.

On the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, the Coordinating Body of Latin American Banana and Agro-industrial Workers’ Unions (COLSIBA) calls on the three biggest multinational fruit companies – Chiquita, Dole and Del Monte – to put an end to their discriminatory policies towards women.There are numerous examples, including discriminatory employment policies, compulsory pregnancy tests before hiring, limited access to maternity leave and sexual harassment and abuse. Whether it be in Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Peru or Honduras, such problems are daily evidence that the rights of women workers are far from being respected. COLSIBA calls for international solidarity in denouncing these practices and demands a specific commitment by these companies to end violations of women workers’ rights.

Click here to read more about the violations of women workers rights on Chiquita, Del Monte and Dole banana and pineapple plantations.

Click here to download updated Banana Link information leaflet on Women in the Banana Trade.

TAKE ACTION! Send a message to: Manuel Rodriguez – Director of Chiquita Latin America; Jose Antonio Yock – Vice President of Fresh Del Monte Central America; Richard A Harrah – President of Dole Latin America:

http://www.makefruitfair.org.uk/get-involved/appeals/end-violation-women-s-rights-chiquita-dole-and-del-monte-plantations