Banana Link is working in partnership with the Fako Agricultural Workers Union (FAWU), which organises plantation workers in the South West Province of Cameroon, to develop a project to educate and empower banana workers and their union. As investment …

Walton Pantland

Banana Link is working in partnership with the Fako Agricultural Workers Union (FAWU), which organises plantation workers in the South West Province of Cameroon, to develop a project to educate and empower banana workers and their union.

As investment increases in export production in Central and West Africa, Banana Link is strengthening relationships with African unions to address concerns that plantation jobs do not provide Decent Work.

The banana sector is the fifth largest export earner in Cameroon, employing 15,000 workers, most of whom are employed by the Cameroon Development Corporation (CDC), the largest private employer in the country. The huge fruit multinational, Del Monte, currently buys and markets CDC bananas, all of which are exported to Europe, including the UK.

For more information see Banana Link, or download the flyer.

Cameroon Appeal


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Walton Pantland

South African trade unionist living in Glasgow. Loves whisky, wine, running and the great outdoors. Walton did an MA in Industrial Relations at Ruskin, Oxford, and is interested in how trade unions use new technology to organise.

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