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Union busting at the Chiquita plantation

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 13th March, 2013 | No Comments

chiquita_hondurasJoin Global Exchange and our partners at the International Labor Rights Forum as we call on Chiquita banana supplier, Tres Hermanas, to bargain with SITRAINBA, the legally-recognized union on its three banana plantations in southern Honduras.

Introducing Weekly Fair Trade Round Up

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Fair Trade Roundups, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign, Global Exchange Store Updates on 9th February, 2011 | 3 Comments

hersheykisscard-1What started as a once-in-a while blog post has turned into a weekly series. There’s lots going on in the Fair Trade movement, so look to our weekly Round Ups for current updates. And now, on to this weeks’ round up.

White Gold and Child Labor

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views on 18th October, 2010 | 1 Comment

cotton_fieldThe central Asian country of Uzbekistan is currently one of the world’s largest exporters of cotton, selling over 800,000 tons of this ‘white gold’ a year. However, behind this ‘white gold’ lies a dark story of widespread government-sponsored forced child labor and harrowing working conditions.