22 June 2017
In line with the direction set in the international framework agreement signed by both Sodexo and the IUF in December 2011 on commitments to respect fundamental rights at work, namely freedom of association and collective bargaining that provided for a continual and progressive dialogue between Sodexo management, Sodexo employee representatives and the IUF (c.f. article No. 11077), the parties have signed a second agreement this time on the prevention of sexual harassment at work.
11 April 2017
French retail chain Auchan signed a global agreement with the international union organization UNI Global on 17 March.
16 March 2017
On 14 March, the French parcel delivery group GeoPost and the international union federation UNI Global Union, together with the French union members of UNI signed a global agreement on fundamental human rights and freedom of association.
9 March 2017
On 07 March the signing of PSA Group’s new global framework agreement (c.f. article No. 10104) provided an opportunity for Xavier Chéreau HR Director of the auto group to reply to some questions posed by Planet Labor.
8 March 2017
On 07 March the French carmaker together with the union federations IndustriAll Global and industriAll European Trade Union signed a new global CSR agreement and with it the PSA Group has crossed a new threshold in so far as it includes stronger commitments for value chains and intends for the implementation of a risk prevention due diligence plan. Furthermore it strongly focuses on developing competences and to this end relies on the rollout of its international HR policy. Finally, the company is adopting a...
23 February 2017
On the evening of 22 February, Belgian chemicals company Solvay signed an agreement with its global forum for social dialogue that puts in place a social protection floor, dubbed Solvay Cares, for all its employees in the 55 countries in which it operates.
3 February 2017
The global framework agreement between Solvay and IndustriAll places greater social demands on the chemical company, such as having more women in leadership roles by 2020, integrating the OECD’s guidelines on multinationals, or indeed stricter demands on contracts with suppliers as regards the respect of workers’ rights. Signed on 3 February by Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, chief executive officer of Solvay, and Valter Sanches, IndustriAll’s general secretary, the new framework agreement will have a prolonged...
2 November 2016
How does one have two companies in the same business sector and in the same business group collaborate together whilst still securing jobs for both and quieting workers concerns? Volkswagen Truck & Bus and its unions grappled with this question and came up with an answer on 28 September via an agreement struck with its global forum (the commercial vehicles committee). The agreement draws on similar arrangements already in operation in Germany and aims to optimize synergies between both MAN and Scania whilst...
4 October 2016
On 27 September together with the international union federation IndustriALL Global Union, the German family owned retailer, Tchibo signed a global framework agreement aimed at developing collective negotiations along the textile business’ supply chain. Tchibo is Germany’s first retailer to sign a global framework agreement.
11 July 2016
IndustriALL Global Union and Italian energy giant Eni have renewed their global framework agreement, with improved rights for 33,000 direct employees in 65 countries including a world works council,’ the international union federation announced in a press statement on 07 July 2016.