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Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining
Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining

The right of all workers to form and join trade unions and bargain collectively shall be recognised. (ILO Conventions 87 and 98) The company shall, in those situations in which the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining are restricted under law, facilitate parallel means of independent and free association and bargaining for all workers. Workers' representatives shall not be the subject of discrimination and shall have access to all workplaces necessary to carry out their representation functions. (ILO Convention 135 and Recommendation 143)

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Employment is freely chosenEmployment is freely chosenThere is no discrimination in employmentThere is no discrimination in employmentNo exploitation of child labourNo exploitation of child labourPayment of living wagePayment of living wageNo excessive working hoursNo excessive working hoursSafe and healthy working conditionsSafe and healthy working conditionsLegally binding employment relationshipLegally binding employment relationship