Global Day of Action on 6 of March against Unilever in India

In a case that has lasted almost 15 years, former workers and local residents of Kodaikanal in southern India, have been campaigning for Unilever to compensate and rehabilitate their area from a dumpsite containing tons of mercury. This toxic site was the result of illegal dumping of mercury by a Hindustan Lever factory over a period of 18 years. Unilever has taken no responsibility for this dumped mercury or the illnesses that workers and their families have suffered since 1983. Unions all around the world will stand united on March 6 against Unilever. Once again, examples like this show how companies have no regard for workers’ health and lives in their quest to maximise their profits.