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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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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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