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23 Jan 2015


IndustriALL signs global union agreement with Total

Global Union has today signed a landmark agreement with Total, the French oil and gas giant, guaranteeing employee rights across the company’s international operations.  As part of the agreement with IndustriALL....Furthermore, Total agrees to promote the agreement among the many suppliers and contractors in its supply chain, even going so far as to terminate contracts with those who do not comply.Jyrki Raina stated: “We applaud Total for its commitment to better rights and conditions for workers. IndustriALL’s agreement with Total makes it clear that trade union rights and freedoms must be upheld across the company’s operations and throughout its global supply chain. Total promises to act in strict neutrality in its relations with unions and is prepared to terminate contracts with suppliers if they breach the agreement. It sends a strong message to Total’s suppliers and provides new levels of protection for workers...