Date: 19 March 2020
David Vermijs, Senior Advisor, Shift
Francis West, Business Engagement Director, Shift
Summary: In addition to being fundamental rights in and of themselves, trade union rights are also recognized as enabling rights, meaning that respecting these rights can often lead to the fulfillment of a number of other labor rights, including adequate wages, reasonable working hours, workplace safety, and a work environment free from discrimination and harassment.
In this webinar with Shift – the leading center of expertise on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights – we learned how to identify risks to trade union rights and how to take meaningful action to address these risks in global value chains.
Report “Respecting trade union rights in global value chains – Practical approaches for business“, by Shift and Mondiaal FNV. (Executive Summary; Report in Spanish)