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Between 2013 and 2016, Banana Link worked with General Agricultural Workers Union of Ghana (GAWU), the Fako Agricultural Workers Union (FAWU) in Cameroon and the the International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations (IUF) to educate workers about their rights and to empower union representatives to secure decent working conditions on banana and pineapple plantations in Cameroon and Ghana.
Noé Ramirez Portela, General Secretary of the Izabal Banana Workers’ Union of Guatemala (SITRABI) spoke at the recent Latin America 2015 Conference in London about the challenges and dangers of organising in the "most dangerous country in Latin America for trade unionists".
A video interview with the Coordinator of the Association of Caribbean Small Farmers (WINFA), Windward Islands, about how consumers can improve the conditions of production of tropical fruits.
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Guatemala is one of the world's top exporters of bananas. The banana industry provides employment for tens of thousands of workers, but labour rights groups say their working conditions are among the worst in the world. Al Jazeera's David Mercer reports from Guatemala.
In August 2012 Banana Link visited the South West Province of Cameroon to conduct research into the gap between wage levels and actual living costs. Whilst there researchers documented conditions for workers on the plantations and in their communities.
Watch a slideshow to see the daily life of workers.