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ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece will consider cutting managers' pay at the country's bank bailout fund, the finance minister said, after accusations that it was showering lavish wages on them while slashing...
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Open Letter by Yasmine Motarjemi , Former Corporate Food Safety Manager (2000-2010), Assistant Vice PresidenttoMr Peter Brabeck-LetmatheChairman of the Board of DirectorsNestlé, S.A55 Avenue NestléCH-1800 Vevey"Nyon, 4th Septembre 2010Dear Mr Chairman,I was your Corporate Food Safety Manager from 2000 to 2010. I write to you today for two reasons: first, to share with you my concerns regarding a culture and management practices in Nestlé, which undermine food safety; and, second, to inform you of my personal experiences while attempting toimprove the situation.I long nourished the hope that you would be interested in meeting the person responsible for dealing with everyday problems of the Company in an area as important as the safety of Nestlé products. However, to my regret we have never had the opportunity to meet and discuss the food safety situation in the Company. As both corporate-level management of food safety and my professional status deteriorated to the point of being unacceptable, I was compelled to report my concerns to Management with the expectation that a fair evaluation of the situation would be undertaken. In the event, my efforts were in vain. Mr Chairman, I always found listening to your speeches a source of motivation and inspiration. Moreover, Nestlé Policies and Management Principles portray a model Company, with the most laudable corporate values. A glance at the Company building, offices and facilities is enough to make any outsider believe that this is an ideal working environment. However, after only a short time, I was profoundly disappointed at how people are managed, the discrepancies between your public statements and the private deeds of managers; between the Company’s policies and management principles and actual practices; and between the proclaimed values and the prevailing fear culture (including mobbing and intimidation) that managers nourished. I was particularly saddened by the growing realisation that Management was not only aware of this situation but that it was also fully accepted by the very people who should have been, in fact, the inhouse guardians of policy compliance.I failed to see the flawless execution of policy that you promoted in your speeches. Didn’t you state that the management of food quality and safety depends on the quality of management? What can be said about food safety management when the members of Management themselves do not respect Company policies and principles? If I dared challenge the Company’s food safety and human resource practices I can assure you that it was not out of disrespect. On the contrary, it was because of my loyalty to the Company, my colleagues and the consumers we served. It was also because for me the safety of our products and respect for our colleagues were non-negotiable values. Involving staff in building a better company unavoidably includes exposing shortcomings. But surely it is better to receive timely feedback from within than to be publicly embarrassed later by failures.You have often expressed your commitment to food safety. Please allow me to share with you my own vision in this regard. Over and above the technical and scientific aspects, the foundation of good food safety management is an equitable system of people management that is based on professionalism, fairness, objectivity, open-mindedness, respect for staff and, most importantly, for their dignity. I regret to say that I failed to see this approach implemented at the Nestlé Head Office. My own situation is a case in point. On several occasions I reported – first to members of Management and then, in November 2009, to Mr Paul Bulcke – serious shortcomings in food safety management, the professional difficulties I faced, and the shameful treatment that I experienced in Nestlé. I hoped that I would be given the opportunity to provide a full and accurate account of events during the period 2005-2010. In response, my contract was terminated with no opportunity to provide details of my experience. Nevertheless, I am prepared to meet with you, at your convenience, to share my observations on practices in Nestlé and their eventual repercussions on Nestlé’s reputation and consumers. I would also hope to use this opportunity to identify an equitable solution for my personal difficult situation, another consequence of the past events in Nestlé" source : http://www.rts.ch/info/3989665.html/BINARY/Mr+CEO.pdfmore here (in french) http://www.rts.ch/info/economie/3988696-une-ex-responsable-de-la-securite-alimentaire-depose-plainte-contre-nestle.htmlmore again (in french) more (in german ) : http://www.handelszeitung.ch/unternehmen/nestle-im-keim-erstickt
Inside El Chapo’s Therapy Sessions“Sensitive to criticism,” “fearful of attention,” and “egocentric and narcissistic.” That’s the profile that emerges from 63 therapy sessions with the world’s most notorious drug lord, El Chapo, during his time at the Puente Grande prison in 1995. Michael Daly finds amazing similarities between the recently captured kingpin’s sessions, and the fictional conversations between Tony Soprano and Dr. Melfi.
On Monday Phil Weiss noted that The New York Times had just run a “Room for Debate” opinion discussion about a settlement boycott, but The Times had found no room in the debate for Palestinians or ...
Liz Wahl wasn’t just disgusted by the Kremlin-funded TV network’s handling of Ukraine, she says in an exclusive interview. RT’s coverage “made me feel sick.”
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A judge in the US has ruled that lawyers representing Amazonian villagers used bribes to secure compensation worth billions of dollars from oil company Chevron in Ecuador.
The ability of money is very powerful. They were able to buy themselves out of a lawsuit and get away with damaging the environment which is not cool. Money is used for the wrong things these days and can be used for so much evil. I think Chevron should lose their case and what gives the right for the US Judges to decide. This matter takes place in Ecuadorian territory not American so they have no rights in my opinion.
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Fifteen towns approve resolution that would establish bank that works for people of Vermont, not Wall Street Continue reading →
Wall Street Hiding Criminal Past
According to a Wall Street Journal investigation published Thursday, more than 1,600 stockbrokers have failed to disclose to investors their past bankruptcy filings, criminal charges, and other violations—right under the noses of regulators. Even worse, these same brokers go on to rack up more punitive actions by regulators as well as client complaints than other brokers on average. The gap between what investors think they know about their brokers, and what the brokers actually reveal is significant, as investors trust these individuals with large sums of money. A spokesperson for the Finanacial Industry Regulatory Authority said, "We are deeply concerned by these reporting failures, which are inconsistent with the regulatory responsibility of both firms and their registered persons. This situation is unacceptable."
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The national football team of Switzerland, proudly ranked as one of the top eight for the World Cup finals in Brazil. But this is what the team would look like without players whose families are immigrants. The Swiss public has just voted in a referendum to restrict immigration. Lee Wellings reports.
A recent radiation leak at America's only nuclear waste repository threatens the future of waste storage in the country. But leaders in the city of Carlsbad, New Mexico, still want their area to be a destination for America's radioactive history.
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In a Democracy Now! exclusive, former Black Panther Party leader Marshall "Eddie" Conway joins us less than 24 hours after his release from nearly 44 years i...
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http://www.democracynow.org -A new exposé by Mother Jones magazine may shock anyone who drinks out of plastic bottles, gives their children plastic sippy cup...