Free trade does not automatically lead to benefits for all. In several countries in Asia we are witnessing a race to the bottom. Fundamental labour rights are not being upheld. Wages, more often than not, are too low to sustain a decent living.
We advocate for fairer trade agreements. We believe that binding social clauses are necessary to ensure decent working conditions.
We cooperate with trade unions to promote labour standards and decent working conditions. A strong representation of workers through trade unions is an integral component to advancing social democracy around the world.
We want to promote and strengthen social dialogue in Asia. Bringing social partners and governments together is key for achieving a stronger social dimension. We support activities to deepen mutual understanding between social partners.
A first-person's account on the labour conditions in the shrimp industry in the Andaman Sea.
The ongoing revision of Vietnam’s Labour Code is an opportunity to ensure workers’ rights are better protected in the economy of the 21st Century.
Campaigns around mega-sporting events can support trade union work in the fight for better working conditions for migrant workers.
Without successful industrial policy, developing countries cannot catch up.
Applying targeted sanctions can deter violations of labour standards and improve compliance.
This publication aims to determine who benefits from trade in the case of Cambodia and proposes policy recommendations to better distribute the...