Hungary -1997 global agreement between Danone and unions put to the test -June 19, 2014

A 1997 agreement between Danone and global food, farm and hotel workers union IUF that regulates major employment changes anywhere in the world, is being put to the test as Danone announces its intention to close three plants in Germany, Hungary and Italy. In Hungary, the cuts are expected to lead to the layoff of 155 workers, while total job cuts in all three countries would amount to 325 jobs.

A 1997 agreement between Danone and global food, farm and hotel workers union IUF that regulates major employment changes anywhere in the world, is being put to the test as Danone announces its intention to close three plants in Germany, Hungary and Italy. In Hungary, the cuts are expected to lead to the layoff of 155 workers, while total job cuts in all three countries would amount to 325 jobs. According to the agreement, any reorganisations need to be put off for at least three months in order to ‘enable union organisations to present alternative proposals to the management's plan’. IUF and its local affiliates have started opposing the closure of the three plants, referring to the 1997 agreement.

English: http://www.iuf.org/w/?q=node/3464

http://www.bbj.hu/business/updated-danone-to-close-plants-in-hungary ...  

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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