Trade Union Networks in Transnational Corporations
The International Metalworkers’ Federation is putting increased emphasis on building trade union networks in transnational companies (TNC’s).
The purpose is to build effective solidarity and cooperation among affiliated unions present in transnational corporations in the metal industries to ensure an equal playing field for workers, which go far beyond minimum standards.
Trade union networks in TNC's bring together unions cooperatively and strategically as global partners, to advance workers' rights throughout a company and supply chains. The IMF uses trade union networks to build greater capacity for working together in defence of workers' interests across national boundaries.
Each network has its own goals that may include regular exchange of information, development of joint initiatives and common platforms, building solidarity, organizing unorganized plants, joint union initiatives and contacts with the real decision-makers within the enterprises.
IMF, ICEM and ITGLWF call on affiliates to cast their votes for Rio Tinto in the Greenwash Gold awards, being held to shine a light on companies sponsoring the Olympics 2012 while at the same time damaging the environment and communities.Jun 14, 2012
Panel discussion on Protection Contracts and Freedom of Association in Mexico packs a full house at the International Labour Organization. Union representatives call for union building, solidarity, and direct action against the government and employers.Jun 13, 2012
The successful organizing of steel workers in India, the epic struggle of Hanjin workers and an interveiw with Koichiro Nishihara-san, President of IMF-JC and JAW, are all featured in the latest issue of Metal Asia-Pacific, produced by the IMF South Asia office.Jun 12, 2012
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