26 April 2016
On 25 April the Spanish fashion retail giant and the international union federation IndustriALL Global signed a global agreement that will deploy trade union experts per country or region who will contribute to better enforcement of the existing 2007 Global Framework Agreement (GFA) subsequently renewed in 2014 (c.f. article No. 8513) on fundamental labor rights along the supply chain....
14 April 2016
On 04 March, Solvay signed an agreement with the company’s Solvay Global Forum (its global forum for social dialogue) over the 2016 budget and goals for the Global Performance Sharing Program. The program relies on economic targets as well as sustainable development targets. It is the second global program that the Belgian chemicals company has signed with its international social partners (for information on the first program c.f. article No. 9106).
1 April 2016
The German metals group has put up a website that allows the group’s employees worldwide to report any violations of the global framework agreement signed with IndustriALL Global union and IG Metall in March 2015.
15 March 2016
On 15 March the giant food-products company together with the sector’s international union federation, the IUF, International Union of Food and Allied workers, announced the signing of a tenth global agreement, with this one focusing on jobs stability. All of the group’s subsidiaries are set to define a framework and methodologies in a bid to reduce unstable employment.
28 January 2016
Signed on 26 January by the agro-industry union federations, UITA and the industrial federation IndustriALL Global this declaration included commitments to tackle sexual harassment together via the implementation of complaints procedures as well as awareness and training programs. The declaration also intends for specific measures at each workplace identified as being particularly at risk (especially in plantations).
4 November 2015
On 03 November the Swedish clothing company together with the international union federation IndustriAll as well as the Swedish industry union IF Metall signed a global framework agreement (GFA) focusing specifically on suppliers, as well as promoting unions and collective bargaining as the best way of ensuring decent working conditions.
2 November 2015
On 20 October the Belgian materials technology and recycling group together with the international union federation IndustriAll Global Union renewed for the third time their global framework agreement on sustainable development.
12 October 2015
Mathilde Tabary, Director for Social Development and Diversity and Jean-Luc Delenne, Director for Industrial Relations each reply to questions by Planet Labor on the agreement signed by Carrefour on 30 September with the international union federation UNI...
2 October 2015
Carrefour, represented by Georges Plassat, its Chairman and CEO, together with Philip Jennings, General Secretary of UNI GLOBAL Union, and in the presence of Guy Ryder, Director-General of the ILO, signed an IFA promoting social dialogue, diversity and respect for fundamental labor rights both within the French group and amongst the group’s suppliers and franchisees.
2 September 2015
The banking sector, currently lagging behind other sectors in terms of transnational collective bargaining, looks to be catching up. The Dutch bank is the most recent and The Netherlands first bank to sign an international framework agreement with the global services federation UNI Global Union.