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Successful defence of union rights at Nestlé in Russia

Posted to the IUF website 13-Aug-2004

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We previously reported on this web-site on the labour-management conflict at the Nestlé Russia factory in Timashevsk involving the dismissal of a local union leader for alleged safety violations. Local management and the union have now reached an amicable resolution of the dispute, and have issued the following joint statement:

The dispute at the Nestlé Timashevsk factory has been settled by mutual agreement between management and the union. Management has agreed to reinstate previously dismissed union leader, forklift driver Anatoly Shulga and will compensate him for his forced absence at the rate of his average wage.

Anatoly Shulga will then be leaving his position as a forklift driver at the factory and work for the Timashevsk district union committee as the full-time chairman of the Nestle factory's local union.

The management and the union have decided to build a relationship from a "zero level" and this relationship will aim to develop mutual respect and further positive progress at the factory.

The IUF would like to thank those organisations and individuals who sent messages in support of the local union at Nestlé Timashevsk.