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Several countries report problems with trade union recognition, refusal to negotiate (sometimes despite court orders) and attempts to cut pay or terms of service. The most notorious and on-going cases, such as Colombia and the Philippines, have dedicated sections - follow the menu links.

For updates on workers fighting for their basic human rights and Nestlé's pattern of breaching them around the world see the International Union of Food Workers site.

In the UK, when Nestlé moved production of some famous Rowntree brands from their historic home of York to countries with cheaper labour, it then tried to force remaining staff to accept cuts in pay and conditions - see the AMICUS site.

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Nestlegate: Successful civil lawsuit against NESTLE and SECURITAS

Press release issued by ATTAC Switzerland, 26 January 2013

(English translation provided by ATTAC Switzerland - click here for German version)

ATTAC Switzerland has taken notice with great satisfaction of the civil court's president Jean-Luc Genillard's decision of 25 January 2013 in the case «Nestlegate». The Court has convicted NESTLE and SECURITAS AG of spying activities directed at ATTAC. It has recognized that these parties conducted illegal infiltrations. The claimants have been entitled to a financial compensation, since their personal rights have been violated. NESTLE and SECURITAS AG have been ordered to pay a financial compensation of 3,000 Swiss francs (3,238 US dollars) per claimant (a total of 27,000 Swiss francs = 29,145 US dollars = 18,570 pounds sterling).