February 2012

Exel fined $283,000 for health and safety violations

After a six-month investigation initiated by the protests of foreign exchange student workers on a cultural exchange visa program, the US Labor Department issued fines of $283,000 for health and safety violations on 20 February against Exel, which operates a plant in Palmyra, Pennsylvania for Hershey’s chocolates.

Global unions push German government on labour rights

Representatives from global union federations met with the Counsellor for Labour and Social Affairs at the Permanent Mission of the federal Republic of Germany in Geneva today about the labour practices of Deutsche Telekom and DHL internationally.

DHL jobs must be safeguarded at Italian airport, say unions

Two unions have joined forces to urge DHL not to close down its freight operations at an airport near Bergamo, Italy; the closure, they say, would put 1300 jobs at risk.

Deal reached for DHL workers in New Zealand

Some 330 workers at DHL Supply Chain warehouses across New Zealand have won an agreement providing them with a substantial 7.5 per cent pay increase over two years.

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