Tell AB InBev to respect union rights in Mexico

Eric Lee
IUF
May 13, 2014

AB InBev is a giant transnational food company which claims to support human rights in the workplace.  In fact, it's a member of the United Nations Global Compact which calls on companies to guarantee freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining.

But in Mexico, those rights are being violated at Industria Vidriera del Potosí, a subsidiary of Grupo Modelo-AB InBev where in 2008  220 workers were dismissed for forming an independent trade union.  Since 2008, the company has unfairly dismissed a further 600 workers for supporting their independent union and consistently pressured workers to join an alternative organization. In addition, the dismissed workers and their families have been blacklisted because of efforts to defend their employment and human rights. 

Two global union federations -- the IUF and IndustriALL -- are calling on AB InBev to reinstate the sacked workers, respect their union rights, recognize their union and end harassment of union members.  Please take a minute to support their campaign:

Click here to read more and sign a petition in support of this campaign.


Be the first to comment

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.
Get Advice Join TDU Donate

Recent News

Carhaul Contract Votes Finally Revealed

One month after the fact, the Hoffa administration has finally revealed the local-by-local vote results on the Jack Cooper contract vote of September 12. It took them one month to tally 25 numbers?

Members Elect Reformers to Rebuild 71

After Voting No against contract givebacks, members have voted out pro-Hoffa officers in Charlotte Local 71.  Members elected TDU activist Willie Ford and the Rebuild 71 Slate to lead their local. Ford beat the incumbent president by 757 to 286.

View More News Posts