Workshop: Developing and enabling worker representation in the supply chain - UN Global Compact Norway

Workshop: Developing and enabling worker representation in the supply chain

Freedom of association and the right to organize is a foundation for workers to present and discuss common challenges and concerns with employers. This is central to raising work standards and to improving workplace practices related to e.g. discrimination, wages and other issues. Hence, focus on worker representation could be an important mean to prevent and reduce risks related to several of the topics in your company’s supplier code of conduct. Freedom of Association (FOA) and collective bargaining (CB) are significantly less focused on than other fundamental rights, even though they are the subject of greater active resistance. Responsible businesses therefore recognize the absence of independent unions as an important risk factor.

Tidspunkt

25. aug
Kl. 09:00 - 15:30

Sted

Online

Arrangør

Etisk Handel Norge

Hvem kan delta?

  • Alle

The pilot training is suitable for any private or public businesses that want to learn more about how to take practical steps towards worker representation in the supply chain and on site. The training is particular suitable for those who are responsible for ethical trade and sustainability within the company. It is also suitable for worker representatives at your work place.

Workshop Outcomes

Through supporting and progressing worker representation the purpose of this training is how to strategically mature supply chain industrial relations for better working conditions. It is mostly focused on directly contact with producing suppliers, but measures can be adopted to managing intermediaries (such as agent f.eks.).

Exploring the following:

  • Lack of freedom of Association and worker representation as a salient risk, causing severe negative impact on people, society and the environment.
  • What is worker representation and the part they play in reducing risk at site level
  • Progressing worker representation, through communication strategies

Meld deg på

Tidspunkt:

25. aug

Sted:

Online

Arrangør:

Etisk Handel Norge

Hvem kan delta?

  • Alle

Påmelding