International Trade Union Policy

No democracy without trade unions

If our aim is to promote Social Democracy worldwide, then we must first strengthen unions. Through them, employees can shape society economically, socially and politically –ultimately aiming for decent work and social justice. We support advocacy groups that serve formal and informal employees in becoming more representative, democratic and independent. For this is the prerequisite for a successful mobilisation of their power resources, both locally and across state borders.

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News and publications on international trade union policy

20.11.2020

«Riders on the Storm» 26 November 2020 2.00-4.30 pm Berlin Time, Online

How transport workers from Argentina, Indonesia, Korea, Belgium, the Netherlands & Uganda organize to secure their rights in emerging platform economy...


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10.11.2020 | Gewerkschaften und gute Arbeit

«Trade Union 4.0 shapes Industry 4.0»
12 November 2020 3.00 - 4.30 pm, Berlin Time, Online

How metal workers’ unions in Brasil and Germany redefine interest representation and broaden their scope of action


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28.10.2020 | International Trade Union Policy

«Digital Facelift:Are Tech Workers the New Face of the Global Labour Movement?» 4 November 2020 4.00 - 5.30 pm, Berlin Time, Online

The digital transformation has taken on a more ambiguous role in recent years. Even leading ICT companies have started to downsize to maintain their...


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05.10.2020 | Gewerkschaften und gute Arbeit | News

«Transforming banking: How banking unions are negotiating transitions»
14 October 2020, 3.00 - 4.30 pm, Berlin Time, Online

What solutions have banking unions proposed to negotiate transitions in a sector confronted with automation, job losses and structural changes?


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Publications

Manga, Erick; Hamilton, Paula; Kisingu, Stephenson

Trabajar con la APP del sindicato

Respuesta de trabajadoras/es del transporte público a las plataformas
Berlin, 2020

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Yun, Aelim

Seguridad para el público, derechos para los conductores

Campaña de trabajadoras/es surcoreanos del transporte
Berlin, 2020

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Contra la explotación de los algoritmos

La protesta de los conductores del transporte basado en aplicaciones móviles en Indonesia
Berlin, 2020

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How the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung approaches international trade union work

Trade union representation is a fundamental democratic right. It provides a relevant section of the population with the means to help shape the economic, social and political future of society around decent working conditions and social justice. Without trade unions there can be no social democracy!

Our international trade union work fosters social democracy worldwide. We act in close coordination with the unions affiliated to the German Confederation of Trade Unions (Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund - DGB). For the global trade union movement, our foundation is a unique partner, thanks to decades of experience and a worldwide network of field offices.

Our work helps trade union positions contribute to political and economical decision-making. This applies both within the countries where we operate, and at regional and global levels.

Trade unions, works councils and other structures for the defence of employee interests in the workplace can only function successfully when they are representative, democratic, independent, competent and effective. The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung has made helping trade union organisations to achieve this one of its core tasks.

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