European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions
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Unilever commits to guaranteeing union rights and signs memorandum with the IUF and IndustriALL


On 31 October the general secretaries of the IUF and IndustriALL Global signed, with the CEO of Unilever, a joint memorandum on union rights.

In the text the parties agree on the establishment of a permanent platform for ensuring that throughout Unilever's worldwide operations workers can freely exercise their internationally recognized rights and in particular their rights to union membership and collective bargaining without fear of retaliation, repression or any other form of discrimination.

The statement continues: “In the memorandum, Unilever recognizes its obligation to act to ensure that these rights are similarly respected by enterprises and their subcontractors providing products, operations and/or services to Unilever.

Link to text here.

EFFAT is the European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions. As a European Trade Union Federation representing 120 national trade unions from 35 European countries, EFFAT defends the interests of more than 22 million workers towards the European Institutions, European employers’ associations and transnational companies. EFFAT is a member of the ETUC and the European regional organisation of the IUF.