09 December 2021
In support of efforts to improve implementation of the OECD standards for responsible business conduct, the TUAC launched a series of briefings that addresses what can be done to improve the OECD Guidelines and build more respect for the NCP’s authority. With financial support from Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, the Briefings apply the trade union perspective about their experiences with the Guidelines. In 2022, the OECD will consider potential changes to the Guidelines so they remain the global standards for building inclusive workplaces and supply chains.
Briefing #1 – Implementing the Guidelines for Constructive Industrial Relations (EN | FR | ESP) provides a model framework being used by responsible businesses and trade unions to demonstrate respect for the Guidelines standards and for the NCP.
Briefing #2 | Implementing the Guidelines for Maintaining NCP – Trade Union relations (EN | FR | ESP) exposes the underlying challenges faced by workers when they try to gain a seat at the table to resolve employment and industrial relations issues.
Briefing #4 | Implementing the Guidelines to incentivise quality infrastructure investment (EN | FR | ESP) takes stock of workers and trade union experiences with international infrastructure projects. Projects without constructive industrial relations frameworks in place before contracting require close scrutiny to deter disruptive tendencies that would strain project delivery and core objectives. Briefing #4 is co-produced by the global union for infrastructure project workers, Building and Woodworkers International (BWI).
Briefing #5 | Employment & Industrial Relations updates to the OECD Guidelines (EN | FR | ESP), expresses support for OECD proposed updates to the Employment and Industrial Relations chapter as the first step towards a framework for more constructive industrial relations, but substantial updates to the National Contact Point implementation procedures are still needed.