Honduras - Intransigence in collective negotiation at Cervecería Hondureña

In July 2017, the Sindicato de Trabajadores de la Industria de Bebida y Similares (STIBYS) denounced the intransigent position taken by Cervecería Hondureña in the collective bargaining collective bargaining The process of negotiating mutually acceptable terms and conditions of employment as well as regulating industrial relations between one or more workers’ representatives, trade unions, or trade union centres on the one hand and an employer, a group of employers or one or more employers’ organisations on the other.

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process. The most crucial points under discussion included the outsourcing outsourcing See contracting-out of almost 600 permanent posts, the company’s unwillingness to deduct at source the trade union dues of over 100 pre-sales employees – out of over 200 working for the company across the country – and the refusal to negotiate their working conditions, arguing that they hold positions of trust. The workers also complained that they had not received a pay increase over the last three years and that the company was refusing to negotiate a retroactive increase backdated to the start of the negotiations.

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