UNI demands Cencosud Peru treat its workers with respect
UNI Global Union has written to Cencosud Peru condemning its anti-union practices towards workers and demanding management creates the conditions for workers to organise and collectively bargain. UNI also stated that Cencosud workers should be able to exercise their right to strike without fear of persecution.
UNI and its 20 million members stand in full solidarity with SUTRAGRUCEP, the Cencosud Group Workers' Union in Peru. The union has been trying for 20 months to reach an agreement with the company to improve working conditions.
Head of UNI Commerce, Alke Boessiger said, “We call on Cencosud Peru to follow the example of serious social dialogue and constructive labour relations in its operations in Argentina, Brazil and Chile and to change its ways in Peru.”
Many of UNI’s affiliates from countries as widespread as Tunisia, Japan, France Turkey and Fiji have sent messages of solidarity.
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