2023 Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector

Worker engagement and the role of trade unions in due diligence

Feb 16, 2023 | 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM


To ensure meaningful due diligence, companies need to actively engage with workers and trade unions in every step of the due diligence process. The session will provide an opportunity to reflect on the right to Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining and discuss the need for engaging trade unions and workers in the design, implementation and tracking of due diligence. Panellists will identify obstacles to meaningful worker engagement, share best practice examples, and discuss approaches how to improve worker engagement in the sector through, for example, workers’ access to data, training, use of worker voice tools and global framework agreements.

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