April 26, 2022
Amplifying workers’ rights campaigns
The CWC works jointly with its network to identify cases of labour rights violations and trade union-led campaigns that may benefit from investor mobilization. These campaigns can include support for worker rights in a multinational company’s direct operations or in global supply chains.
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Holding Amazon.com to Account on Worker Rights
In recent years, US-headquartered Amazon.com has faced increasing scrutiny and criticism for its labour rights practices. The company’s global employment footprint has triggered efforts by trade unions in countries like the USA, the UK, France, Spain and Germany to step up to defend fundamental labour rights, like freedom of association.
The CWC has worked to develop a globally coherent strategy to raise awareness amongst investors and drive action to improve Amazon.com’s labour rights practices.
Recent campaigns that have been supported by the CWC include efforts to uphold labour rights at Teleperformance (France), Starbucks (USA), Holcim (Switzerland), DIAM Group (France), XPO Logistics (USA) and more.
Campaigns tend to be grounded in requests to uphold international norms and frameworks, like the ILO Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights and the OECD Guidelines for MNEs.
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