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International Framework Agreements

International Framework Agreements

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According to Dominique Michel from the International Labour Organization (ILO), International Framework Agreements (IFA), which are also called Global Framework Agreements (GFA), are agreements between multinational companies and a Global Union Federation (GUF) to establish “an ongoing relationship between the parties and ensure that the company respects the same standards in all the countries where it operates”.

Information on application of IFAs:

Analysis of UN framework on business & human rights & its application to global agreements between unions and multinationals
Jim Baker, Council of Global Unions in International Centre for Trade Union Rights, 2011

Study explores cases of "Intl. Framework Agreements" between companies & Global Union Federations and analyses their impacts on labour rights
Michael Fichter, Markus Helfen & Jörg Sydow, in Internationale Politik und Gesellschaft, 2011

International Framework Agreements: a global tool for supporting rights at work
Dominique Michel, ILO, 31 Jan 2007

You can access a long list of IFAs compiled by Global Unions here.  The list often includes links to the full text of the agreements.  Companies mentioned in the list that have entered into IFAs include:

Ability, Accor, Adecco, Aker, Allianz, AngloGold, Antara, Arcelor,  Ballast Nedam, Barclays Africa, BMW, Bosch, Brunel, Carrefour , Chiquita, Club Med, DaimlerChrysler, Danone, Danske Bank, EADS, EDF, Elanders, Electrolux, Endesa, Eni, Euradius, Faber-Castell, Falck , Fonterra, Ford, France Telecom,  Freudenberg, G4S, GDF SUEZ, GEA, H&M, Hochtief, ICOMON, IKEA, Impregilo, Indesit, Inditex, ISS, Italcementi, Kelly Services, Lafarge, Leoni, Lukoil, MAN,  Manpower, Metro, Mizuno, NAG, Nampak, Nordea, Norske Skog, Olympia Flexgroup, OTE, Petrobras, Portugal Telecom, Prym, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Quebecor, RAG, Randstad, Renault, Rheinmetall, Rhodia, Röchling, Royal BAM, SCA, Securitas, Shoprite Checkers, Skandia, Skanska, SKF, Sodexo, Stabilo, Staedtler, Statoil, Systema Televisyen Malaysia Berhad, Takashimaya, Telefonica, Umicore, UPU, USG People, Vallourec, Veidekke, VolkerWessels, Volkswagen, Wilkhahn

 

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Selon Dominique Michel de l'Organisation Internationale du Travail (OIT), un "accord-cadre international (ou mondial) est un instrument négocié entre une entreprise multinationale et une fédération syndicale mondiale en vue d'établir une relation continue entre les parties et de garantir que l'entreprise respecte les mêmes normes dans tous les pays où elle opère".

Vous pouvez consulter une longue liste d'accords-cadres internationaux dressée par Global Unions ici.  Dans la liste vous trouverez des liens au texte intégral de certains de ces accords-cadres.  Parmi les entreprises mentionnées dans la liste et qui ont signé des accords-cadres figurent:

Ability, Accor, Adecco, Aker, Allianz, AngloGold, Antara, Arcelor,  Ballast Nedam, Barclays Africa, BMW, Bosch, Brunel, Carrefour , Chiquita, Club Med, DaimlerChrysler, Danone, Danske Bank, EADS, EDF, Elanders, Electrolux, Endesa, Eni, Euradius, Faber-Castell, Falck , Fonterra, Ford, France Telecom,  Freudenberg, G4S, GDF SUEZ, GEA, H&M, Hochtief, ICOMON, IKEA, Impregilo, Indesit, Inditex, ISS, Italcementi, Kelly Services, Lafarge, Leoni, Lukoil, MAN,  Manpower, Metro, Mizuno, NAG, Nampak, Nordea, Norske Skog, Olympia Flexgroup, OTE, Petrobras, Portugal Telecom, Prym, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Quebecor, RAG, Randstad, Renault, Rheinmetall, Rhodia, Röchling, Royal BAM, SCA, Securitas, Shoprite Checkers, Skandia, Skanska, SKF, Sodexo, Stabilo, Staedtler, Statoil, Systema Televisyen Malaysia, Takashimaya, Telefonica, Umicore, UPU, USG People, Vallourec, Veidekke, VolkerWessels, Volkswagen, Wilkhahn

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