Germany - Unions call ‚foul’ on World Cup sponsor - June 24, 2011

Two global union federations will show the red card to Women’s World Cup sponsor Deutsche Post/DHL, in a campaign targeting its involvement in the tournament which is taking place in Germany from 26 June to 17 July. UNI global union and the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) accuse the German-based multinational’s subsidiary, the logistics giant DHL, of committing fouls against its own team. UNI and the ITF say that Deutsche Post is using the Women’s World Cup to present itself as a company that fights for human rights, equality and fairness. Yet, they allege, employees around the world report that DHL regularly violates these principles. Ingo Marowsky, ITF organising globally coordinator, said: “Once again we press the company to ensure that all its 470,000 workers receive decent treatment, and that the reported abuses in some of its operating countries are eliminated immediately.”

English: http://www.uniglobalunion.org/Apps/UNINews.nsf/vwLkpById ...;

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO1106/S00609/unions-call-foul-on-world ...

 

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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