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

| International Trade Union Policy | Veranstaltung | News

63rd United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

“Social Protection Systems, Access to Public Services and Sustainable Infrastructure for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and Girls” -...


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10.01.2019 | Displacement, Migration, Integration | Causes of Displacement | Migration policy | International Trade Union Policy | News

Migration is here to stay

Funding public services is vital to address it, says Geneviève Gencianos of Public Services International.


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10.07.2017 | International Trade Union Policy | Starke Gewerkschaften | Trade | News

Results of the L20 Gipfels 2017 at FES Berlin

Discussiong trade union demands with German Chancellor Merkel and German Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Andrea Nahles.


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Publications

Fisher, Ben

Sindicalistas inverosímiles

El trabajo organizado en el sector de las TIC de Israel
Berlin, 2020

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Guga, Stefan; Spatari, Marcel

La vuelta de las negociaciones

Como la digitalización juega a favor de los sindicatos bancarios
Berlin, 2020

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Contar com a formação e as pensões

Como um sindicato uruguaio negocia a automação no setor financeiro
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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