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1 Toronto April 2013 Brent WILTON Secretary-General IFA/GUF UPDATE April 2013

2 Toronto April 2013  IFAs Activity low New Codere – gaming sector - Spanish Out to improve content –Language too vague –Higher standard (local vs global) must prevail –Extension – whole global production network –Focus on implementation procedures –Seen as a base for moving towards a more comprehensive strategy

3 Toronto April 2013 NEW  UNI-CODERE IFA seen as an important element of due diligence under Ruggie Minimum wages - but should be enough to cover the workers’ needs and those of their families and “may” include some discretionary income.

4 Toronto April 2013 REVISION Inclusion of the “UN Protect, Respect, Remedy” framework Promotion of adherence Neutrality – non opposition

5 Toronto April 2013 REVISION Hours of work –Family/work balance –O/T always voluntary –premium ILO as arbiter! Pay equity Fair wages

6 Toronto April 2013  Use IndustriALL - Turkey Fontana Pietro – Italian-based supplier to the auto sector – campaign to harass the union in Turkey – dismissals, legal challenge to union recognition. Volkswagen, Daimler, BMW – IFAs referenced rights observations by suppliers Asked companies to intervene –Company now recognised union

7 Toronto April 2013  Corporate Campaigns Revisiting online strategies –Looking to increase translation (Thai, Indonesian, Vietnamese) –Improved databases of “interested” people/groups –Small screen specific apps. –Use of boycott

8 Toronto April 2013  Other issues Rapid growth in Indian trade union membership Indian National Trade Union Congress (largest of 7 central trade unions) claim 33.3 million members up from 3.9 million in mobilising in informal sector From permanent to contract workers


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