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Global Framework Agreements

17 October 2019
Umicore: global framework agreement renewed on sustainable development
On 17 October the Belgian multinational materials technology and recycling group renewed, for the third time, its global framework agreement on sustainable development that it signed with the international union IndustriALL Global Union and the different Belgian trade unions. This latest version that covers 10,000 workers globally holds stronger measures for workers’ health and safety (with notably a right to refuse or stop work and a paragraph on violence and harassment) and supply chains (especially regarding...
Global Framework Agreements
18 September 2019
AccorInvest signs a global agreement with the IUF on fighting sexual harassment
On 17 September, the international trade union federation, the IUF, along with French hotels group AccorInvest announced their signing of a global agreement fighting sexual harassment at work. The agreement was officially signed on 15 July 2019 and it both sets out its zero tolerance policy on sexual harassment as well as recognizing the role trade unions and collective bargaining in eliminating sexual harassment from the workplace. The agreement covers all persons employed by the Group and operating on behalf of...
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26 August 2019
Crédit Agricole: global framework agreement signed with UNI Global Union 
On 31 July the French banking group signed with UNI Global Union, the international trade union federation of the private service sector, a global framework agreement covering basic labour rights. The agreement also contains a commitment to parenting, with the establishment of the principle of 16 weeks’ paid maternity leave, which will be available to all of the group’s female employees as of 1 January 2021. Furthermore it is recommended that entities arrange adoption or paternity leave to account for the...
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18 July 2019
Orange: global agreement on making gender equality a priority within the Orange group
On 17 July Orange together with the international services union federation Uni Global, and the Orange Union Alliance (that brings together union organizations represented within the Orange group, c.f. article No. 070469) signed its third global agreement ‘promoting workplace gender equality, combatting discrimination and violence, and promoting work-life balance.’ This new agreement seeks to ensure occupational gender equality, tackle discrimination and violence, and promote work-life balance especially by...
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9 July 2019
Renault: signs a global framework agreement on the quality of life at work for its employees
This global framework agreement, which was signed on 09 July by the French automaker Renault Group along with IndustriALL Global Union, the Secretary of the Renault Group Works Council (a global council) and the trade union bodies represented within it, is in fact quite unique. Entitled, ‘Building the world of work together at Renault Group’, Renault’s second global framework agreement (its first was signed in 2013 and addressed fundamental rights at work, c.f. article No. 130445) comes at a time when the...
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13 May 2019
Unilever: joint commitment signed with IndustriALL Global Union and the IUF to guarantee rights of temporary workers and promote sustainable employment
IndustriALL Global Union, the IUF (International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations), and Unilever have signed an agreement to limit the use of temporary workers and protect permanent jobs in Unilever factories. The Joint Commitment on Sustainable Employment in Unilever Manufacturing sets out principles and...
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18 April 2019
Solvay: 2019 renewal of the Global agreement on Performance Sharing Program
On 05 April 2019, Belgian chemical company Solvay together with its global social dialogue body, the Solvay Global Forum (c.f. article No. 10248), signed an agreement over the 2019 budget and goals for the group’s Global Performance Sharing Program, which depend both on financial objectives and sustainable development goals. This marks the fifth global plan that Solvay has entered into with its international social partners.
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5 February 2019
Société Générale renews the global agreement with UNI Global Union on fundamental rights
On 04 February, Société Générale together with UNI Global Union renewed their global agreement on fundamental rights. This new version explicitly addresses the role of the international trade union federation in terms of French Duty of Care legislation for corporates, and add two new pillars, namely, combatting discrimination and developing workplace diversity, health and safety and wellbeing to that of freedom of association, which was comprehensively developed in the first 2015 agreement (c.f. article No....
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