Initiativ for etisk handel

IEH:workshop - Workers voice and representation

09. mai 2019
Kl. 09.00-16.00
IEH, Hausmannsgate 19, Oslo
Katrine Karlsen / katrine@etiskhandel.no

Why and how to work towards effective worker participation in global supply chains? This interactive, practical workshop will help you understand the meaning of freedom of association and collective bargaining and its importance in ensuring that workers in supply chains can exercise their rights. You will also learn how to work with suppliers, trade unions and other stakeholders in order to strengthen worker representation. In collaboration with ETI.

Worker representation is fundamental for creating sustainable change throughout the supply chain, and a central element for companies aiming at implementing fair wages for their workers. There are also a clear business case for worker representation; workers satisfaction, productivity increase, etc. Yet, this is one code element that many IEH members struggle to implement.

This interactive, practical workshop will help you understand the meaning  of freedom of association and collective bargaining and its importance in ensuring that workers in supply chains can exercise their rights. You will also learn how to work with suppliers, trade unions and other stakeholders in order to strengthen worker representation.

Read more from Stirling Smith on his ETI blog here.

The workshop will be conducted in english.

At the end of the workshop, participants will:                      

  • Understand the importance of worker voice and representation in the context of ethical trade
  • Understand how the system of International Labour Standards underpins freedom of association and collective bargaining and how they relate to other international frameworks
  • Be aware of the case for effective worker representation and the implications of the absence of worker voice
  • Understand risks and common challenges in  achieving effective worker representation in their supply chain
  • Have identified possible approaches and actions to advance  freedom of association and collective bargaining in their supply chain

Cost of workshop

1500 kr. This includes lunch and training material.

Registration

Use the form below. Registration is binding. If you are not able to attend, you will be charged 25% of the cost of the workshop if we are notified 9-6 days or less before the workshop. If notified later, or if no-show, we will charge the entire cost of the workshop.

Former participants about the workshop

Very interesting and useful training!

This is a difficult topic, but Stirling had the necessary expertise to make this a very good course.

The best training on ethical trade I have ever attended!

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