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Fairtrade Responds to ARTE documentary

06 August 2013

On August 6, ARTE aired a documentary called, “Der faire Handel auf dem Prüfstand/Le business du commerce equitable”. We watched the documentary and we take the issues addressed very seriously. We recognise that a commitment to...

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Statement of concern regarding implementation of migration law by Dominican government

21 June 2013

In its public statement of May 13, 2013 Fairtrade International expressed concern about flaws in the new immigration legislation of the Dominican Republic that could cause harm to workers in the Dominican Republic of Haitian...

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Fairtrade’s position on the new immigration law of the Dominican Republic

13 May 2013

Fairtrade certified bananas form a large percentage of the total volume of exported Dominican bananas. For many years we have been working with banana producers in the Dominican Republic extending Fairtrade benefits to small...

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Fairtrade International part of new coalition to address low wages in the tea industry

02 May 2013

Fairtrade International has long been championing and advocating for industry-wide change in the tea sector. Today we welcome the Oxfam and Ethical Tea Partnership report Understanding Wages in the Tea Industry and are committed...

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Joint statement concerning workers’ rights in Fiji

21 September 2012

Fairtrade International, ITUC, IUF and TUC have released a joint statement today on the status of workers' rights in Fiji. Click here to read the statement (PDF) For more information, please contact: Reykia Fick, Media...

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New brochure for workers available

16 August 2012

We are proud to announce that our new brochure for workers is finalized and available online.

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Supporting Workers to Have Power Over Their Lives

20 June 2012

Next Steps in Implementing Fairtrade’s new Workers Rights Strategy

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