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21 December 2017

France joins the “Global Deal” for regulation of globalisation through social dialogue

France’s adherence to the “Global Deal” was announced by the President of the Republic alongside the Social Summit held in Gothenburg on 17 November. On 21 December, the Minister of Labour, Muriel Pénicaud, inaugurated the French platform for the “Global Deal”.
 

Global Deal logoLaunched in September 2016 by the Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, the “Global Deal” is an international initiative for social dialogue. Today, some sixty partners, States, union organisations, companies and international organisations* have signed up to the “Global Deal” to combat inequalities, encourage social dialogue and promote more equitable globalisation.

The “Global Deal” is a collective initiative designed to combat inequalities and unfair working conditions and promote social dialogue.

It aims to spur Governments, companies, unions and organisations to make concrete commitments, through social dialogue, to improving working conditions. By creating better working conditions, the “Global Deal” seeks to combine successful business performance with development of human rights.

The French platform: an innovation in the field of social dialogue

The platform will bring together a community of actors committed to social dialogue regulating globalisation. It will provide an opportunity for exchanges on the diversity of experiences and best practices in the realm of social dialogue, on the international scene in particular.

Portrait of Muriel Pénicaud
"Globalisation provides a great many opportunities but it cannot just benefit a minority and help create inequalities. The “Global Deal” provides a concrete response ensuring fairer globalisation that will benefit everybody."
Muriel Pénicaud
Minister of Labour


* Partner companies: Carrefour, Schneider Electric, Vinci, L’Oréal, Danone, BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole, Société Générale, Solvay, Saint-Gobain, Total Group, Michelin, Air France, and the PSA Group.
Partner union organisations: French Democratic Confederation of Labour (CFDT), French Confederation of Christian Workers (CFTC), French Confederation of Management-General Confederation of Executives (CFE-CGC) and Workers’ Force (FO).
Associated international organisations: ILO, Global Compact and OECD.

 

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