Herausgeber*in: Global Deal
Schlagwörter: ACCORD, Arbeitsbedingungen, Bekleidungsindustrie, Capacity Building, Gewerkschaften, Nachhaltigkeit, Menschenrechte
Achieving social dialogue in garment supply chains presents many challenges. Those regions where the downstream parts of the global supply chains are often located may lack both a tradition of social
dialogue and the institutions that support it. With limited experience of social dialogue being available, suppliers and workers may not always be fully aware of its benefits, or familiar with the tools used in the process of social dialogue, and it therefore remains little used.
This is a missed opportunity, not only for workers but also for business, as social dialogue has proven to be a potential driver of stability, productivity and business performance. Social dialogue helps to avoid disruptive and costly conflicts by managing issues as they arise. By involving workers in organisational change, it can bring about a process that is smoother and more productive. By raising worker’s voice, it provides management with valuable information and insights from workers themselves. By fostering a more stable work force, it allows important savings on hiring and re-training of staff. In short, a stronger business emerges when workers and management work together.
This good case practice describes the actions that Fair Wear Foundation, a partner of the Global Deal, is undertaking in order to break through the potential stalemate in negotiations and achieve more social dialogue and better industrial relations in global garment supply chains.
Umfang: 10 Seiten
Zielgruppe: Studierende, Dozierende, Beschaffer*innen
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