Fyffes re­jects al­le­ga­tions of worker abuse

The Irish Times - Business - - BUSINESS NEWS - PETER HAMIL­TON

Fyffes has re­jected al­le­ga­tions of abuse at a Hon­duran melon plan­ta­tion, say­ing the safety of its work­ers is a “core value”.

The Times Ire­land edi­tion re­ported yes­ter­day that Fyffes had its fair-trade cer­ti­fi­ca­tion sus­pended after al­le­ga­tions that work­ers had not been paid the min­i­mum wage, were ex­posed to haz­ardous chem­i­cals and were not al­lowed to form unions.

The news­pa­per added that a UK work­ers’ rights body, the Eth­i­cal Trad­ing Ini­tia­tive (ETI), threat­ened to ex­pel Fyffes after it found aspects of a com­plaint it in­ves­ti­gated to be “ro­bust”.

Fyffes said the ETI was sat­is­fied there was “no fur­ther ac­tion re­quired re­gard­ing the is­sue of min­i­mum wage and the is­sue of worker health and safety”. –

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