Countries around the world are coming together to fight international labor violations and to create a “sustainable global supply chain.” Leaders of the G20 recently released a declaration detailing its plan to “aggressively intervene in multinational firms’ transnational exploitation of workers.”
Last month, Vietnam’s National Assembly ratified the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) Convention 98 on collective bargaining and the right to organize. The ILO is the UN agency for labor standards. This is big news for Vietnamese workers and the Vietnamese government itself. Expect to see a significant amount of contention in the coming months as the country goes through this major transition.
In the UK, a Court of Appeals issued a decision last month that may strip trade unions of their veto rights during collective bargaining.