Labour

The role of international and national labour organizations is distinct from both business and other elements of civil society. Internationally recognized labour standards, including the fundamental rights reflected in the Global Compact's ten principles, are developed in a tripartite process in which business and labour play critical and central roles.

Labour organizations are also actively involved in the ILO's supervisory procedures that seek to ensure that labour standards are implemented at the national level. There, trade unions often participate in tripartite bodies that include business, and social dialogue — including in the form of collective bargaining agreements — is practiced extensively. Such dialogue is beginning to expand to the global level and has helped to produce a number of global framework agreements between international trade union bodies and major companies, several of which are involved in the Global Compact.

The structures of the international trade union movement well equip it to coherently participate in the Global Compact. Being representative organizations, they bring to the table long traditions of internal democracy, transparency, and accountability to their members.

International Labour Organizations

Name Country
IndustriALL Global Union Switzerland
International Federation of Journalists Belgium
International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) Belgium
UNI Global Union Switzerland
Union Sindical Obrera Spain

National Labour Organizations

Name Country
AE Comunicacion e Imagen Mexico
ANDET - Asociacion Nacional para la Defensa Efectiva del Trabajador Spain
Asociacion de la Industria y el Comercio de Alcobendas - AICA Spain
Associacao Goiana de Administracao - AGAD Brazil
Camara de Comercio de Casanare - CCC Colombia
Centro de Egresados en Relaciones Laborales de la UdelaR (CERLU) Uruguay
Centro de Importadores Del Paraguay - C.I.P. Paraguay
Comisiones Obreras Spain
Confederation of Mongolian Trade Union Mongolia
Confederation of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) South Africa
COODESCO - Cooperativa de Trabajadores de Colombia Colombia
Federacion de Servicios Publicoas de UGT del Pais Valenciano Spain
Federacion Revolucionaria de Oberos y Campesinos del Estado de Queretaro Mexico
Federation of Korean Trade Unions - FKTU Korea, Republic of
Federation of Syrian Chambers of Industry Syrian Arab Republic
Federation of Trade Unions of Ukraine (FPU) Ukraine
Finansforbundet (Financial Services Union Denmark) Denmark
Fundacion Arandu Argentina
Icaria Iniciatives Socials, SAL Spain
Independent Trading Union of Metro Cash&Carry Serbia Serbia
Independent Union of Idea d.o.o. Serbia
IPRES Spain
Kuwaiti Lawyers Union Kuwait
Labour Rights Protection & Welfare Society (LRPWS) Pakistan
Luftfartsfunktionaererne (LFF) Denmark
National Confederation of Trade Unions of Ukraine Ukraine
National Union of Bank Employees Philippines
Nosmena Namibia
Organizacion para el Desarrollo e Integracion Ecologico y Turistico Peru
SECOVI-SP Brazil
Sinaees-PR Brazil
SINAGO - Sindicato dos Administradores de Goiania Brazil
Sindicato dos Arquitetos e Urbanistas no Estado do Parana Brazil
Sindicato dos Estabelecimentos Particulares de Ensino do Estado do Parana - Sinepe/PR Brazil
Sindicato Industrial Autonomo de Operarios en General de Maquiladoras de Reynosa C.T.M. Mexico
Singapore National Trades Union Congress - SNTUC Singapore
SNPi France
The Labour News India
Trade Union Congress Ghana Ghana
Trade Union of Industry Serbia
Trade Union of Lithuanian Food Producers Lithuania
Trade Union Republican Committee of the Azerbaijan Employees of Water Economy Azerbaijan
Unio General de Treballadors de Catalunya Spain
Union Empresarial del Comercio y los Servicios del Estado Zulia - UCEZ Venezuela
Union General de Trabajadores (UGT) Spain
Union Generale des Travailleurs du Maroc - UGTM Morocco
Union Marocaine du Travail Morocco
Union Profesional Spain
Unione Forense Per La Tutela Dei Diretti Umani Italy
United Trade Unions of Serbia Serbia
Zwiazek Zawodowy Inzynierow i Technikow Okreg Pomorski Poland