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Collective bargaining negotiations in Omsk, Russia deadlocked once again

Unilever management at Russia’s biggest ice cream factory in Omsk, Russia has again driven the collective bargaining process into deadlock despite the patience and good will shown by IUF Novoprof members. Earlier this year, the union suspended its campaign for

Posted in Collective bargaining, Ice cream, Uncategorized

Unilever UK takes an axe to wages, hours, pensions and union rights at Purfleet

Management at the Purfleet spreads factory has presented Unite with what amounts to an ultimatum to accept devastating reductions in employment, pay and benefits, an increased working week with reduced possibilities for meaningful time off, large redundancies and a reduction

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Posted in Collective bargaining, Food, Spreads, Trade union rights, UK

FAWU on strike at two Unilever South Africa sites

Members of the Food and Allied Workers Union (FAWU) at the Unilever Foods Solutions and tea factories in Pietermaritzburg have been on strike since January 17 in disputes over wages and the company’s unilateral job reclassification scheme, which will move

Posted in Collective bargaining, South Africa

Unilever Omsk workers mobilize in fight for wage negotiations

In May 2012 women workers packing ice cream at Unilever’s Inmarko factory in Omsk (Siberia) struck for 3 days demanding union recognition and a return to direct employment. Their jobs had been outsourced to an agency but they continued performing

Posted in Collective bargaining, Ice cream, Russia, Trade union rights