Everybody should be able to make a living wage and work in a safe environment. This can only be achieved when trade unions are capable of negotiating freely with employers, and are in a position to do so. That is why we support workers, their trade unions and NGO’s supporting worker’s rights in over 100 countries worldwide. We reach over 20 million working people through our work in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.
Trade unions organise, represent and fight for all workers, but unions are under threat. With increasing pressure from many governments on civil society it is harder for workers to become trade union members. In many countries, being a trade unionist is simply dangerous.
Together, we strive for decent work for all, we make companies take responsibility for the conditions in which their products are made, and we fight for a world with gender equality and without child labour.