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Revised Fairtrade Standard for Hired Labour bolsters support for workers

14 January 2014

Grounded firmly in the daily reality of Fairtrade workers across the globe, the new Standard offers greater support for freedom of association, important steps toward living wages, greater autonomy in decision-making and more.

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What the Other Bale Earns

13 December 2013

A new website imagines how life would be if one of the world's highest paid footballers was a Colombian banana farmer instead. And invites readers to take part.

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Weighing in on New Fairtrade Minimum Prices for Bananas

25 October 2013

The most recent review of the Fairtrade Minimum Price for bananas took place over the summer, and the Fairtrade Standards Unit – led by Jose Paredes – set out to make the process more collaborative than ever. One of the biggest...

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Study Highlights Mature Industrial Relations on Colombian Banana Farms

29 August 2013

During the first years of the 21st century the Urabá region of Colombia was still notorious for violence fed by conflict between paramilitary and guerrilla groups, and dangerous for trade unionists. In the last decade significant...

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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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Banana Growers Benefit from Dutch-Colombian Partnership

13 October 2011

Over 700 Colombian banana and plantain farmers and workers will benefit from a new public-private partnership between Colombia and the Netherlands to improve the standard of living of small producers. As part of the partnership,...

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