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Date updated : 29-Oct-2019

Status: active

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Tell Mentos maker Perfetti van Melle to stop using child labour in Bangladesh

Child labourers come and go at Perfetti van Melle's (PvM) factory in Gazipur, Bangladesh. They disappear during inspections, only to reappear once the inspections have ended. PvM continues to contract with the services and labour provider supplying these children - Rahat Corporation.

When the PVM Union representing workers at the factory called on management to end the use of child labour, Rahat Corporation thugs physically assaulted union members at the factory while PvM management stood by.

Despite numerous calls by the PVM Union and the IUF to end child labour at the Gazipur factory and remedy the harm done to the children, there were around 25 children between 12 and 17 years old working in the factory as of August 2019.

SIGN THE PETITION below calling on Perfetti van Melle to agree to measures with the IUF and the PVM Union to end the use of child labour at their Gazipur factory and to remedy the harm caused to the child labourers.

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To Sameer Suneja, CEO
Cc Jos Mennens, Group Compliance Office

Dear Mr. Suneja, Dear Mr. Mennens,

I am appalled to have learned from the IUF that children are working at Perfetti van Melle's factory in Gazipur, Bangladesh. The child labourers are supplied by your services provider Rahat Corporation.

The PVM Union and the IUF have repeatedly called for an end to child labour in Gazipur, yet some 25 children were working in the factory as of August 2019, many documented to be between 12 and 17 years old.

I call on Perfetti Van Melle to agree to measures with the IUF and the PVM Union to end the use of child labour at your Gazipur factory and to remedy the harm caused to the children.

Yours sincerely,

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