Supporting wage bargaining activities

Upholding collective bargaining for wages
Article 6 of the European Social Charter (Revised) (Strasbourg 1996) provides: With a view to ensuring the effective exercise of the right to bargain collectively, the Parties undertake: 1) to promote joint consultation between workers and employers; 2) to promote, where necessary and appropriate, machinery for voluntary negotiations between employers or employers' organisations and workers' organisations, with a view to the regulation of terms and conditions of employment by means of collective agreements; 3) to promote the establishment and use of appropriate machinery for conciliation and voluntary arbitration for the settlement of labour disputes; and recognise: 4. the right of workers and employers to collective action in cases of conflicts of interest, including the right to strike, subject to obligations that might arise out of collective agreements previously entered into.
1. Work is a pillar of society without which almost nothing can be created, produced or done. Yet people have almost no say in what work gets done, in how it gets done or who it gets done by. The power is in the hands of employers and big business in general, who are only concerned with their profits.

2. The improved wages and conditions won by the strikes and struggles of organised labour over the last 100 years are being undermined. Jobs are becoming increasingly low-paid, non-union, temporary or part-time employment with few guaranteed rights and conditions.

Type Classification:
G: Very Specific strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 13: Climate Action