In coming four years (2017 – 2020) Mondiaal FNV will continue to support trade union partners in low and middle income countries enabling them to play their part in negotiation and dialogue, and contributing to the realisation of decent work: employment, fundamental rights at work, social security and social dialogue.
The programme is based on two thematic pillars:
1. improving social dialogue at national and regional level and
2. improving working conditions in high risk value chains.
Democracy and its associated rights of freedom of organisation and expression go hand in hand with the right to organise in trade unions which, supported by their members, have the power and freedom to negotiate freely with employers on better working conditions and a living wage, the quality of labour, sustainable employment and the creation of a social safety net offering social security.
Respect for trade union rights is the basis for initiating any social dialogue and the success of such dialogue stands or falls with the capacity, the representativeness, legitimacy and willingness to negotiate on the part of the social partners.
Our programme aims to improve social dialogue, be it bi-partite or tri-partite, at national and regional level by capacitating trade unions in becoming stronger social partners and by working together with other stakeholders such as national employers’ organisations and embassies in creating an enabling environment for such dialogue to take place in.
As the world economy is increasingly becoming a global economy, workers increasingly form part of global value chains characterised by a complexity of players, running across a large number of countries and sectors. In these value chains workers are often largely invisible as traditional employer relationships are fading away.
Mondiaal FNV selected three sectoral global value chains in which we support partners across regions in their efforts towards creating decent jobs and defending fundamental workers’ rights: the construction value chain, agriculture value chain and shipbreaking value chain.
Garment is the fourth value chain in Mondiaal FNV’s programme. Mondiaal FNV is part of the Strategic Partnership for Garment Supply Chain Transformation, with Fair Wear Foundation, CNV International and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The partnership works towards improvement of labour conditions in the garment industry.