On 26 April 2014, about 200 people gathered in Cloppenburg to protest against the abuses of outsourcing contracts and to denounce the unacceptable working conditions and life, imposed detached and seasonal workers. Organized by Mida (network for human dignity at … Continue reading →
In 2012, about 58 million pigs, 3.6 million cattle and 1 million sheep were slaughtered in Germany. The German meat industry is so effective that the country has become the slaughter of Europe, but also on the way to becoming the world’s largest meat exporter. With the start of the barbecue season, Lidl offers 20% per kilo of pork loin or € 3.99 per kilo. This award is achieved through the exploitation of workers, mostly East European countries. This with the help of the directive on the posting of workers to principles rather vague, leaving room for all kinds of abuse from shady supplier. Matthias Brümmer, head of the local branch of Oldenburg union for food and catering (NGG) explains how the business of cheap meat.
Common declaration – April 2014 UAWC, PNGO, BDS, LRC, PFU, Confédération paysanne Ramallah, Tuesday April 1st, 2014, Following a year of common work on the theme of migrant and seasonal farm workers in Palestine between UAWC and the French farmers’ … Continue reading →
27.02.2014 Press Release of ECVC (European coordination Via Campesina) Working group on migrant agricultural workers In recent years, the working group related to the issue of migrant agricultural workers in ECVC has gone through important moments of political and human … Continue reading →
Posting of workers: Social Europe and agricultural Europe can no longer ignore eachother.
The Posting Worker’s Directive is at the heart of discussions at the European Summit of Ministers of Social Affairs on Monday. The current negotiations should result in enhanced control tools to ensure compliance with the law. France will show its commitment to protect employees. A willingness laudable but ineffective without questioning the search for competitiveness at all costs and industrialization of agriculture.
After nearly 3 months in Germany to work on migrant agricultural seasonal and the state of the peasant farming, I saw through the windows of my car monocultures of any kind, intensive breeding supply mega-installations, and funny big white bubble … Continue reading →
The Italian social movement of the 20th century is characterized by duality. While northern Italy, urban and industrialized, was shaken by the challenge of labor organizations, southern, rural Italy, lived to the rhythm of the mobilizations of agricultural workers. Since … Continue reading →
Summary: Rosarno looks like a disaster site, modeled by the violence of neoliberalism. Numerous seasonal workers go daily on the “piazza” hopping an hiring for the day. Outside these times the city seems dead, there are no public places where … Continue reading →
Communiqué de presse du 17 mars 2011 La Confédération paysanne a conduit une mission en partenariat avec plusieurs organisations européennes du 11 au 17 mars 2011 dans le Sud de l’Italie, en Calabre. Un an après la révolte des travailleurs … Continue reading →
Socle commun de la Coordination européenne Via Campesina (ECVC) Nous considérons que l’emploi agricole et rural en Europe et dans le monde doit être une priorité des politiques agricoles. La politique européenne agricole actuelle, liée aux intérêts de l’OMC et … Continue reading →
En janvier 2009, un séminaire européen « Précarité de la main d’œuvre saisonnière et agriculture industrielle » d’informations sur la condition des travailleurs en agriculture, en particulier migrants s’est déroulé au Parlement européen. Il visait à porter nos analyses et … Continue reading →