Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Dirty Unilever

Unilever – not as clean as it claims” reveals how the world’s third largest consumer products company pays its CEO Paul Polman 285 times more than the average worker yet is forcing through plans that will see UK workers’ pensions fall by between 20 and 40 per cent. Unite says this is a continuation of a global strategy which has seen the company cut jobs and pursue ruthless outsourcing in order to generate wealth for its executives at the expense of the workforce.

Unite is urging viewers to send a simple message to CEO Paul Polman, which is “it is time for you to talk.

On Wednesday January 18th workers will begin a programme of 11 days of strike action right across the UK operation, hitting production of leading brands from Pot Noodle to Marmite, Persil to Dove. The workers are furious that the company is planning to ditch their final salary pension scheme despite earlier assurance to the workforce that it would be retained and the company’s point-blank refusal to discuss alternatives with the workers’ unions".


Anonymous said...

Interestingly Unilever also pays out a ransom remuneration to the tune of 300 GBP per year to expats from India and Pakistan/Trinidad origin posted in UK and Italy in their Hair and Icecream business. Source tell us that this doesnot even commensurate with their expertise position and return on benefits to the business. There are also some people who don't have a role or have a namesake role - academy head and still get paid to the tune or 150 GBP per year by way of salary.

Ironically these highly paid people have also been allegedly involved in people harassment and breach of employment contracts/rights. Some of them threaten their teams with death for missing meetings for example.

John Gray said...

Hi anon

I think you ought to reference your claims otherwise you bring such serious assertions into disrepute.