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Fyffes expelled from Ethical Trading Initiative

Thursday, March 28, 2019

U.K.-based Ethical Trading Initiative has terminated the membership of Ireland-based fruit company Fyffes, after a year after it suspended the company.

Fyffes’ initial suspension in May 2018 followed formal complaints made by the NGO Banana Link and the International Union of Foodworkers in March 2016 over the alleged treatment of workers at a Fyffes’ farm business in Honduras.

The Initiative said that Fyffes was encouraged to develop solutions to the complaint by giving farm workers the to be represented by a union of their choice. However, the decision this week was that Fyffes was still failing to resolve the substantive concerns raised, Fresh Fruit Portal reports.