Nestlé: 'Pattern of Systematic Human Rights Abuses'

'Pattern of Systematic
Human Rights Abuses'

IUF Global campaign

Fellesforbundet and the NNN, the IUF's Norwegian affiliates with membership in the food sector, together with the national trade union center LO, have publicly called on the Finance Ministry to conduct an evaluation to determine whether the State Pension Fund's investment in Nestlé is compatible with the Fund's ethical investment guidelines. The letter, co-signed by IUF General Secretary Ron Oswald, draws attention to a "pattern of systematic human rights abuses" by Nestlé, including the company's insistence on excluding the negotiation of wages from collective bargaining (most recently in Indonesia and India). The Fellesforbundet press release announcing the letter describes this as "a clear violation of ILO Conventions on the right to organize and bargain collectively and also a clear violation of the ethical guidelines of the State Pension Fund."

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