5 February 2019
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....
1 February 2019
On 17 January 2019, a landmark agreement was signed between Spanish hotels group Meliá Hotels International and the IUF (International Union of Food, Agriculture, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations) that aims to help prevent sexual harassment.
24 January 2019
On 22 January 2019, Italian banking group UniCredit together with the international services union federation Uni Global signed a 2-year international agreement on Fundamental Human Rights at Work. In it are commitments to tackle sexual harassment and promote work-life balance.
22 January 2019
On 22 January 2019, in a press released published the same day (here), Italian financial services company UniCredit announced the signature with UNI Global Union of a Global agreement that secures human and labor rights as well as responsible, sustainable sales practices for the bank’s 147,000 employees in 22 countries.’ This landmark agreement concluded by the Italian banking group includes responsible sales protection (fair, transparent, sustainable employee sales targets and financial products that meet...
8 January 2019
IndustriALL Global’s Global Framework Agreement (GFA) is unique in that it comprises National Monitoring Committees (NMC) that are made up of representatives from unions and company management and that are tasked with implementing the GFA at local level. During the NMCs second global meeting held between 10 and 12 December 2018 in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh, the attendees reached agreement on a set of recommendations to resolve any disputes that may arise from implementing the GFA.
3 October 2018
On 03 October the French multinational retailer renewed its 2015 global framework agreement struck with Uni Global Union (see our article n°9283). In this agreement that both Carrefour CEO Alexandre Bompard, and the secretary general of the international union federation Christy Hoffman signed, the parties commit to promoting a common shared declaration formulated by the European works council on violence towards women.
18 September 2018
On 18 September, the French banking group signed, along with global service sector union Uni Global Union, its first global deal. In addition to reaffirming its commitments on human rights in the workplace, equality, diversity, and the fight against sexual and psychological harassment, the deal establishes a social protection floor for all the group’s employees across the world.
27 August 2018
On 06 August in a joint press statement, global union federation IndustriALL Global Union and the clothing brand’s European subsidiary announced the signing of a global agreement covering 525,000 workers at more than 1,100 suppliers in 27 countries. *
25 July 2018
On 23 July an agreement was signed between the Spanish CCOO union and textile giant Mango that aims to promote joint local trade union and CCOO action as well as monitoring visits to workplaces in order to check if commitments are indeed being upheld and to guarantee that working conditions are both decent and in accordance with ILO norms, right across the ready-to-wear clothing...
22 January 2018
On Friday 19 January, Stora Enso, the Finnish-Swedish company that specialises in renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wood and paper, signed a global framework agreement with three international trade union federations – IndustriALL Global, UNI Global and BWI (Building and Wood Worker’s International). The signatories have committed to work together to uphold worker rights across the firm’s operations and subsidiaries worldwide.