Workers' testimonies

Background: Anneth is a non-union member who works on the St Peter plantation, owned by Del Monte Corporation, in the South Atlantic zone of Costa Rica. Del Monte and their subsidiary ‘Pindeco’ together produce approximately 50% of the Costa Rican pineapples found on European supermarket shelves.

Background: Aquilles is an organiser for the trade union SITRAPINDECO (Union of Pindeco Workers) and worked on a plantation owned by the Del Monte Corporation subsidiary, Pindeco, in the South Pacific zone of Costa Rica. Del Monte and their subsidiary ‘Pindeco’ together produce approximately 50% of the Costa Rican pineapples found on European supermarket shelves.......

Background: Pablo works on PinaFrut pineapple plantation owned by national producer Grupo Acon, in the South Atlantic region of Costa Rica. He has been a SITRAP activist for 4 years. In 2006 and 2008 Pablo wrote, on behalf of a group of workers, two ‘Letters to the outside world’ (see link below) denouncing conditions and in particular the repression faced by trade union members.

Background: Maria is a non-union member who works in the packing plant on the St Peter plantation, owned by Del Monte Corporation, in the South Atlantic zone of Costa Rica. Del Monte and their subsidiary Pindeco together produce approximately 50% of the Costa Rican pineapples found on European supermarket shelves.

Maria says: