A breakthrough agreement has been reached between the Accord and the Bangladesh garment employers’ association (BGMEA) that will ensure that the progress made on factory safety in Bangladesh will continue. On 19 May, the agreement was accepted by the Bangladesh Appellate Court which has given permission for the Accord to continue during a 12 month transition period.
Frankfort, 17 May 2019—After Fresenius Medical Care received a strong wake-up call at yesterday’s shareholder meeting, a global coalition of trade unions is calling for its parent company, Fresenius Group, to strengthen due diligence for all aspects of its operations.
In parallel with Fresenius’ annual general meetings of shareholders, trade unions will launch the Fresenius Global Union Alliance on 16 and 17 May in Frankfurt/Main, Germany. Unions demand that the healthcare giant negotiates a global agreement to secure workers´ rights in all its operations.
UNI Management Committee demands that the government revoke its declaration that the work of SLIC is an essential service and reinstate the trade union leaders
F3C-CFDT, Fédération CGT des Sociétés d'Etudes, FAPT-CGT, FEC-FO, and UNI Global Union raise alarm with investors
Original article appeared on UNI's Future World of Work website here.
At the heart of the Young Workers’ Lab is a simple question: what in this day and age counts as ‘work’?
UNI congratulates the RWDSU and Fresenius Alabama for ratifying their first contract and called for the company to sign a global framework agreement