The work of the TU Competence Centre is based on strong partnerships and cooperation with other organisations. This subsection offers an overview about our Direct Project Partners as well as Global Union Federations, Regional Trade Union Networks, Research Institutions and Solidarity Support Organisations.
This section offers useful links to: International Organisations, important ILO Departments, Multilateral Code Agreements, Fair Trade and Social Labelling, Alternative Labour Tools, Civil Society Organisations and Networks as well as Labour related Magazines and Data.
In order to address the challenges that economic globalisation poses on labour, new “alternative labour tools” have been created to protect and promote labour standards in the context of multinational corporations (MNCs) and international trade. Many of them are initiatives of civil society organisations like NGOs, labour unions or consumer organisations.
The following is a summary of the most important alternative labour tools:
(For a comprehensive list and overview of all code related initiatives see www.standardsmap.org to access this information you will need to give your email address and register with a password and login)
Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (Germany)
FES Global Union Project
FES Southern Africa
FES West Africa
FES Côte d’lvoire
Global Union Federations (GUFs) seek to build international co-operation, joint action, and global solidarity among trade unions in different countries that share common employers. There is a growing global trade union recognition by multinational enterprises of GUFs at the headquarter levels, and beyond, and of the work that they do, as well as an important increase in social dialogue. In some cases, this interaction has resulted in the negotiation of International Framework Agreements (IFAs), also known as Global Framework Agreements (GFAs).