Trade union leaders & brands discuss how to promote ILO convention on gender-based violence with global framework agreements

Author: IndustriALL, Published on: 8 October 2019

"Making use of global agreements in the garment industry", 3 October 2019

Over 80 trade union leaders from Turkey, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Mauritius and Morocco met in Cesme, Turkey, to see how global framework agreements (GFA) can be better used to boost union organizing, collective bargaining agreements and social dialogue.

Global fashion brands, ASOS, ESPRIT, H&M, Inditex and Tchibo, which have signed GFAs with IndustriALL Global Union, also joined the meeting...

...there was a call for IndustriALL to negotiate such agreements with more global brands...

...Participants discussed how GFAs and social dialogue could be used to promote the new ILO Convention...on Violence and Harassment in the garment sector...

...The meeting concluded that it was urgent for trade unions and brands to promote the ratification of the new Convention. Trade unions should also push to review existing collective agreements and GFAs, to ensure they are in line with the Convention 190...

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Related companies: ASOS Esprit H&M Inditex Tchibo