Act Now: Stop Exploitation on Honduran Melon Fields
"Those melons are contaminated by exploitation,” said a Honduran melon worker employed by Fyffes.
Fyffes is one of the largest fruit companies in the world and the largest supplier of melons (sold under the SOL label) to the U.S. market. Workers on their melon plantations in southern Honduras suffer from job insecurity, poverty wages, inhumane working conditions, gender-based discrimination, and denial of healthcare and social security. When workers organized a union in January 2016 (STAS, Honduran Agricultural Workers Union) to improve their working conditions, they were met with a violent anti-union campaign from Fyffes’ local management. Union members have been subjected to blacklists, intimidation, threats, bribes, and denial of contracts that continue to this day.
Join us in demanding that Fyffes and its parent company Sumitomo:
- End discrimination and the anti-union campaign against the independent farmworker union STAS’ members by local management.
- Rehire the local STAS union’s General Secretary, who has been blacklisted since 2016.
- Negotiate an agreement with STAS that adequately resolves the Honduran workers’ long-standing concerns over the labor rights violations.
We know that Fyffes will only listen when its consumers demand action. Send an email to Fyffes/Sumitomo to demand they respect universal human and labor rights!
You can read more about this case here.