The Swedish and Danish Embassies in Bangladesh together with the ILO hosted a roundtable discussion about the Global Deal social dialogue and industrial relations project (SDIR) in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 25 September.
By initiative of the Swedish Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina a working lunch with key actors was organized in Sarajevo on 19 September together with ILO and Olof Palme International Center to familiarize key actors and discuss opportunities in Bosnia and Herzegovina for the Global Deal. Among participants where representatives from governments, unions, employer’s associations, … Continued
On 19 September, all member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) agreed that the OECD would host a support unit for the Global Deal partnership. The support unit will be cooperation between OECD and the International Labour Organisation (ILO), two of the founding members of the Global Deal.
The OECD, one of the founding partners of the Global Deal, has developed the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. The Guidelines are recommendations on responsible business conduct that provide non-binding principles and standards for corporate responsibility in a global context and they are consistent with applicable laws and internationally recognised standards. Social dialogue is embedded in the Guidelines, and the provisions explicitly require companies to consult with social partners as part of their due diligence processes.
Buenos Aires, Argentina, 10 September 2018 – During half a day, representatives from the Argentine government, business sector, trade union movement and academia met to discuss the role of social dialogue in shaping the future of work in an Argentinian context. In two panel discussions, participants shared their respective views of the challenges and opportunities connected with creating an inclusive growth that benefits both worker´s, companies and society at large in Argentina.
One of the key elements of the Global Deal is to provide platforms for sharing experiences and good practices of how various stakeholder´s can further the Global Deal objectives. The two articles below tells the story of how three partners, the trade union Unionen, the Swedish alcohol retailing company Systembolaget, and the bus and lorry manufacturer Scania, have used social dialogue to enhance working conditions and health in the wine- and manufacturing industries respectively.
Watch the highlights from the launch of the Global Deal Flagship Report “Building trust in a changing world of work”, Paris,18 May.
The title of the seminar is “The Global Deal – how can France and Sweden inspire each other and the world?” and the speakers will discuss why the Global Deal is important and the value added for companies, trade unions and governments to join this growing global partnership. They will also discuss questions like how the initiative can lead to better labour markets and sustainable societies.
The Colombian Ministry for Labour, headed by Minister for labour Griselda Janeth Restrepo Gallego, together with the Swedish Embassy in Colombia hosted a Regional Tripartite Seminar on Global Deal on 22 May. The Seminar in Bogotá gathered participants from 18 countries, including ministers and vice-ministers from Colombia, Panama and Guatemala as well as representatives from trade unions and employer organisations.
Geneva, Switzerland, 30 May 2018 – In the margins of the International Labour Conference a presentation of the recently launched Global Deal Flagship Report was organized at the Palais des Nations.