For decades, workers, unions, students, and labour NGOs have joined together to try to hold global corporations accountable for the labour violations that have routinely taken place in their supply chains. Multi-faceted and often lengthy corporate campaigns have led to some workers in the supply chains of consumer-facing brands getting some measure of justice. However, “wins” have often been made on a factory-by-factory basis and have been fleeting due to the absence of meaningful reforms to business practices, weak labour laws and dysfunctional labour justice systems. More recently, binding transnational agreements have started to shift corporate behaviour across industries within a country, and litigation in some jurisdictions is putting direct pressure on parent companies and lead firms for what happens upstream. Still, the fundamental rules of the game have not yet been changed, meaning the quest for justice for most workers often remains well beyond reach (and even worse for marginalised groups of workers). Indeed, efforts which have been ongoing since 2016 to negotiate new rules to protect workers in global supply chains at the ILO stalled in 2020 due to concerted employer opposition. The essays and interviews in this issue of the Global Labour Rights Reporter seek to evaluate some of the efforts so far to embed labour rights in global supply chains and look to what might come next.

Accountability and Remedy in Global Supply Chains: Considerations for Workers and Unions_English DOWNLOAD
Accountability and Remedy in Global Supply Chains: Considerations for Workers and Unions_Spanish DOWNLOAD
Accountability and Remedy in Global Supply Chains: Considerations for Workers and Unions_French DOWNLOAD

post

page

attachment

revision

nav_menu_item

custom_css

customize_changeset

oembed_cache

user_request

wp_block

acf-field-group

acf-field

ai1ec_event

Know Your Rights Guide
Guidance

This guide was written for all migrants living in the UK, including those without documents and those trying to regularise their immigration status, including asylum seekers. This guide is to help them understand their rights in a situation wher...Read More

TAGS: Europe
Exploited in plain sight: An assessment of commercial sexual exploitation of children and child protection responses in the Western Balkans
News & AnalysisPublications

This report assesses children’s vulnerability to CSEC across the WB6 and focuses specifically on online sexual exploitation of children and sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism (SECTT). It also provides an overview of what law enf...Read More

Meneshachin scoping study: A global synthesis and analysis of responsible recruitment initiatives targeting low-wage, migrant workers
Publications

This review was conducted as a “scoping study” of two distinct areas of recruitment policy and programming: (1) current government policies and initiatives to improve recruitment standards for low-wage migrant workers; and (2) current non-govern...Read More

Shady business: Uncovering the business model of labour exploitation
Guidance

Edited by Anniina Jokinen and Natalia Ollus. Labour exploitation and trafficking can be seen as direct consequences of global inequality. Poverty, a lack of social or economic opportunities, disparities in income and the standard of living, oppr...Read More