The Labour Agencies dependence, to discussion in Murcia Forum

The Labour Agencies dependence, to discussion in Murcia Forum

The Labour Agencies dependence, to discussion in Murcia Forum

The Hotel Nelva hosted the 2018 edition of the International Ethical Trade Forums in which 123 attendants and a total of 97 companies were present. In Murcia, where a majority of agricultural workers are recruited through labour agencies, the Forum focused primarily on worker communication and inclusion within the workplace.

The ETF developed according to the challenges highlighted by the Suppliers at the Regional Forums held last June:

  • There is a dependency on labour agencies.
  • Companies are developing new strategies to recruit workers in origin countries.
  • The companies do not have the management systems and procedures in place to effectively communicate and manage a multicultural/ multilingual workforce.

 

Regarding good practices with Labour Agencies, Alfonso Herias, from Gs Spain, gave a presentation on Responsible recruitment and ran a workshop on the steps and methodology to monitor labour agencies, as well as the monitoring tools.

Moreover, Marisol Margalef, from Looije, with the support of Francisco Javier Castaño Cerro, from Comisiones Obreras Union, based her presentation on how to establish a workers committee and its position as a communication tool between workers and the company. Attendees in the subsequent workshop worked on the process to establish a works council and its provisions within the legislation.

In addition, different workshops and round tables developed in which the reception plans were addressed (José Francisco Pérez, from El Ciruelo, and Clara Hervás, from AMC Juices), as well as the challenges related to labour in agricultural sector.

Francisco Javier Castaño, from CCOO, presented research from the trade unions on the practices of Spanish producers and the submerged economy and non declared work., as well as method for uncovering non declared workers and hours.

 


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El objetivo de los FOROS DE COMERCIO ÉTICO es habilitar un espacio de confianza donde compartir experiencias y debatir acerca de los retos que tenemos en cuanto a las condiciones de trabajo en el sector agrícola, buscando conjuntamente nuevas ideas o prácticas que implementar en las empresas participantes y trabajar en equipo para mejorar las condiciones laborales en el sector.

Foros Comercio Ético


International Ethical Trade Forum Murcia 2018


Supermarkets


ALDI UK

CO-OP

LIDL UK

MARKS AND SPENCER

SAINSBURY ́S

TESCO

WAITROSE & PARTNERS

Importers


A MUÑOZ

AGROIRIS SAT 9662

AMC JUICE

AMC SPAIN FRESH AND NATURAL FOODS S.L.

APS Produce Ltd

BAKKAVOR

CUADRASPANIA, S.L.

DPS ltd

FRESCA SPAIN

FRESHTIME

G ́S FRESH Ltd.

GLOBAL PACIFIC EUROPA S.L.

KEELINGS INTERNATIONAL

KETTLE PRODUCE ESPAÑA S.L.

MM UK Limited

NATURES WAY FOODS

PRIMAFRUIT

PROCTOR & ASSOCIATES Ltd

TOTAL WORLDFRESH Ltd

WORLDWIDE FRUIT

Suppliers


AGRIOS EL CARRIL, S.L.

AGROHERNI, SCL

AGROMEDITERRANEA

AGRONATIVA

AGROSOL EXPORT SL

AGROTOMY MARKETING

AJOS LA VEGUILLA SL

ALIMENTOS DEL MEDITERRANEO S. (ALIMER)

BLANCASOL

BRIO FRUITS

COATO S. Coop.

Consorfrut

COPROHNIJAR SCA

DERIVADOS CITRICOS

DRISCOLL ́S

EL CIRUELO

El Limonar de Santomera, S.COOP.

EUROCASTELL CAÑA S.L

EXPLOTACIONES AGRARIAS PUERTO EXPORT

EXPORTACIONES CISCAR SL

FLORETTE AGRICOLA

FONTESTAD, S.A.

FRUCA MARKETING, S.L.

FRUTAS ALHAMBRA SL

FRUTAS BELTRAN S.L.

FRUTAS DE LA SIERRA ESPUÑA

FRUTAS ESTHER S.A.

FRUTAS SANCHEZ, S.A.

FRUTAS Y HORTALIZAS DEL SURESTE, S.L

G ́S ESPAÑA

GRANADA LA PALMA S.C.A

GREENMED SL/ MARTINAVARRO

Gregal, S. Coop.

Grupo Catalá

GRUPO HORTOFRUTICOLA PALOMA

GRUPO LA CAÑA

GRUPO TOROVERDE S.L

GUIMERA FRUITS SELECT, SL

HORTALIZAS SAN LUIS S.COOP.

HORTOFRUTICOLA LAS NORIAS

HORTOFRUTICULA MABE

HOYAMAR S.Coop.

INTERCROP IBERICA

JIMBOFRESH INTERNATIONAL S.L.L

JUAN RUBERT S.L.

KERNEL EXPORT

LA HERMITA 2012 S.L.

LOOIJE

LUIS ANDUJAR, S.L.U.

MOYCA GRAPES, S.L.

MUDOSOL QUALITY SL

MURGIVERDE SCA

PERALES Y FERRER, S.L

POZO SUR SL

PRIMAFLOR

PRODUCCIÓ CIRERA RIBERA D ́EBRE, SL (CERIMA CHERRIES)

ROYALVEG FRESH PRODUCE,S.L.

SAT 9821 GRUPO CFM (Fruca Marketing)

SAT 9989 PEREGRIN

SACOJE

THADER CIEZA S.C.L

UNICA

UNICAGROUP

VEGA MAYOR

VICASOL

VICENTE GINER S.A

VINOS Y BODEGAS S.A.

ZUVAMESA ZVM

Others


BUREAU VERITAS

J&A GARRIGUES SLP

 

Foros Comercio Ético

The objective of the Ethical Trade Forums for Suppliers is to share experiences and discuss about the challenges we have in terms of working conditions in our environment, jointly seek new ideas or practices to be implemented in companies and work as a team to improve the working conditions in the agricultural sector.