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Fairtrade International Announces New Workers’ Rights Strategy

26 April 2012

Fairtrade is changing its approach to hired labour. The Board of Fairtrade International unanimously approved a new global workers’ rights strategy at its March meeting, based on recommendations from partners within the Fairtrade...

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Banana Union Leader Wins Top Award

23 February 2012

A woman union leader has won a prestigious award for her struggle to support banana plantation workers in Honduras. Iris Munguia, a former banana worker herself, will receive a Silver Rose prize from SOLIDAR, a network of...

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Helping South African Workers Know Their Rights

11 November 2011

Though the days of South African apartheid may be over, the effects linger on. For many people this means, among several issues, poor or no access to information on their rights as workers. However, through Fairtrade...

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Harkin-Engel Cocoa Protocol – 10th Anniversary

26 September 2011

Monday, 19 September 2011 marked the ten-year anniversary of the signing of the Harkin-Engel Protocol, an agreement by the largest chocolate companies to eliminate unacceptable child labour practices in the growing and...

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Workers rights workshop in East Africa

31 August 2011

Union leaders working on Fairtrade flower farms in East Africa shared valuable information about how to best protect workers’ rights at a workshop held on August 9-10 in Arusha, Tanzania. Fairtrade International and the IUF...

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Fairtrade Project on Workers’ Rights

03 August 2011

The Fairtade Standards protect workers’ basic rights according to the International Labour Organization (ILO) conventions. This means bonded and illegal child labour is prohibited, health and safety standards must be...

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