Uni Global Framework Agreements

Some examples are: the global framework agreement between Inditex and IndustriALL Global Union (IndustriALL) on the implementation of international labour standards throughout the Inditex supply chain (Inditex and IndustriALL Global Union, 2014); the comprehensive framework agreement between H&M Hennes &Mauritz GBC AB and IndustriALL and Industrifacket Metall (H&M Hennes & Mauritz GBC AB and IndustriALL and Industrifacket Metall), and the global framework agreement between Carrefour and UNI Global Union to promote social dialogue and diversity and ensure the protection of fundamental principles and fundamental rights in the workplace (Carrefour and UNI Global Union, 2015). IndustriALL Global Union has renewed and strengthened its Global Framework Agreement (GFA) with Siemens Gamesa, the world leader in wind turbines. The regional framework agreement on Latin American measures adopted in 2001 by Chiquita, the IUF and colsiba obliges the parties to conclude a joint agreement on sexual harassment (annexed to the agreement), to work on training strategies and to exchange best practices and to guarantee workers` access to information on their rights. The annex also refers to the ILO Code of Conduct on Safety and Health in Agriculture, which contains a model policy against sexual harassment (ILO, 2011d). The joint agreement on sexual harassment was a starting point for a project in Panama. To prevent sexual harassment, one of the goals is to ensure that there are more women working in supervisory and management positions on plantations, where the majority are currently men.