ETI’s tripartite board of companies, trade unions and NGOs reviewed the suspension of Fyffes’ membership at our board meeting on 14 September 2017.
The ETI Board noted that a process of dialogue is now underway between Fyffes, Sumitomo and the International Union of Foodworkers (IUF).
While the Board recognised this as a constructive step forward, they also considered it too early to say whether the move will address ETI’s concerns about conditions for workers in Honduras.
The Board therefore decided to maintain Fyffes’ suspension for the time being and asked ETI’s Secretariat to continue monitoring developments. The Board will review this position at their next meeting in November.
For previous updates go to:
- Update on Fyffes suspension from ETI (12 June 2017 and updated 31 July 2017)
- Fyffes' ETI membership: ETI’s May 2017 Board meeting decision (5 May 2017)
- Update on a dispute between Fyffes and Honduran plantation workers (30 November 2016 and updated on 9 December 2016, 13 January 2017, 8/9 February 2017 and 27 April 2017)
- Our response to the GMB Union's call for multinational fruit company Fyffes to be expelled from ETI (12 February 2016)