Global confectioner Perfetti Van Melle is attacking rights in Bangladesh!

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Global confectioner Perfetti Van Melle is attacking rights in Bangladesh

Dutch-based confectioner Perfetti Van Melle, makers of Mentos, Chupa Chups and Alpenliebe among other global brands, doesn't believe workers in Bangladesh have the right to form a union, and is aggressively attacking workers attempting to form one.

After a large majority of workers at the company's plant in Gazipur formed the Perfetti Van Melle BD Pvt. Ltd. Employees' Union and applied for legal registration of their organization on November 11, workers were told by management to withdraw the application. Union officers were rescheduled and denied access to the plant. And the company is visiting workers in their homes pressuring them to withdraw their union membership and to sign a form stating they were forced to join the union, a common tactic used by employers in South Asia seeking to claim that the union has no real members.

The union has responded that workers have a legal and constitutional right to form a union, and that it is an internationally recognized human right.

Perfetti Van Melle apparently doesn't believe that such a right exists.

CLICK HERE to send a message to Perfetti Van Melle management calling on the company to ensure that management in Bangladesh fully respects trade union rights, stops interfering with trade union registration and victimizing union officers and engages in good faith negotiations with
the workers' trade union representatives NOW.

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