Equal Times: Indonesia: global trade unions and NGOs back PepsiCo-linked palm oil workers in their fight for labour rights

Recent reports from the Rainforest Action Network (RAN), the International Labour Rights Forum (ILRF), and local NGOs and unions are painting an increasingly dire picture of work conditions on plantations across the archipelago. According to RAN, labour rights are being routinely violated in several plantations connected to PepsiCo in Indonesia.

“PepsiCo is turning a blind eye as it sources its palm oil from companies who abuse workers on their palm oil plantations, cheating them out of fair pay and benefits, exposing them to toxic chemicals and forcing them to bring their children and spouses to work,” says Pearl Robinson, a national organiser for RAN. “PepsiCo can and must do better.”” (Read More