France - Unions demand better conditions at Sodexo - April 28, 2011

On 27 April, trade unions from six countries gathering in Brazil launched a global campaign against Sodexo, demanding the French catering and food services giant to respect the rights of employees. Unionists from the United States, France, Colombia, Morocco and the Dominican Republic joined organisations from Brazil at a press conference to highlight what they say are glaring abuses by the company which employs some 380,000 people in 80 countries. “Sodexo must respect the rights of workers to organise, respect the laws of different countries, ” Jean-Michel Dupire, representative of the French CGT union CGT, told a press agency, “We also have demands for decent wages, better working conditions and respect for workers in general.” Just over half of Sodexo's global work force is employed in the six countries from where unions gathered in Sao Paulo.

English: http://www.expatica.com/fr/news/french-news/labor-unions-demand ...

 

This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.


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