Unilever Lipton tea workers challenge disposable jobs regime

January 18, 2009 - Supported by the IUF-affiliated National Federation of Food, Beverage and Tobacco Workers of Pakistan, over 700 contract agency workers at Unilever's last directly-owned and operated Lipton tea factory in Pakistan are stepping up their campaign for permanent job status.

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MPs: Wakulima must pay tea farmers more

January 16, 2009 - Controversy is brewing over the tea prices offered to farmers in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania, prompting the leading mainland opposition party to draft a motion seeking government to force the major tea buying company in the area to increase its purchase price.

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Sri Lanka tea farmers demand government support

November 26, 2008 (LBO) - Sri Lanka's tea small holders are pressing for government support to save the industry from ruin after demand dropped and prices crashed at auctions in Colombo.

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Tea-producing nations to set up global body

July 27, 2008 - Leading tea producers such as India, Sri Lanka, Kenya, China and Vietnam have decided to set up a body with an aim to co-ordinate among themselves for better functioning of the industry in member countries. The international body is slated to be floated later this year.

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Tea farmers support each other in sustainable production

Falling tea prices affect working conditions

Unilever, the world's largest tea company, commits to Rainforest Alliance certification