This is not first protest made against Nestle in Warsaw. They have bad record, the broke promises to some workers in other companies, they made big reductions to increase the profits and they don't tolerate the unionists who speak out. They made a big problems a few years ago at Goplana factory. We remember about Goplana, we know about the struggles of the workers and unions in Nestle in other countries.Read more!
Action in Switzerland:
We are asking people to send solidarity faxes to Nestle HQ. Below is a sample letter. For more facts about the case, see:
Past problems with management: www.multiwatch.ch/fileadmin/Nachrichten/080722_Nestle_Polen.pdf
SEND BY FAX OR E-MAIL TO ONE OR ALL OF THE BELOW:
Fax:41-21-944 30 19
Nestlé Polska Sp.zo.o.
Fax: + 48-22 607 2222
Fax: 22-607 22 76
ul. Gen. Stanisława Maczka 1
fax. (017) 875 33 22
ul Cybernetyki 7
Fax 022 607 30 42
In fall 2008 the Chairman of Solidarity at Alima Gerber in Rzeszow, Poland , Jacek Kotula,
was dismissed on the basis of art. 52 of the Labour Code, despite the fact that he was protected by law. This is an attempt do intimidate and to gag unionists in your company.
Union representatives are protected by law since it is their job to protect the rights of workers, not just support the management. Jacek Kotula had to confront management on
different issues relating to the violation of the Labour Code, ranging from unpaid overtime work, work in dangerous conditions and mobbing at work. The reasons for dismissing Mr. Kotula seem like a convenient pretext to get rid of this unionist.
We are also aware that the company had been trying to hinder Mr. Kotula's union activity in the past.
We demand that Alima Gerber and Nestle stop it's anti-union activity and reinstate Mr. Kotula immediately.