Fair Wear calls on Dutch government to support ILO convention

Today, FWF together with trade unions FNV and CNV Internationaal presented their joint manifesto to members of the Dutch parliament, encouraging the Dutch ILO delegation to strongly support the new ILO Convention to end violence and harassment in the world of work.

The three organisations – who work together in the Strategic Partnership for Garment Supply Chain Transformation – submitted the joint manifesto to the Dutch parliament’s Commission of Social Affairs and Employment. They called on the Dutch government to work together with Dutch trade unions on an effective international treaty against violence and harassment in the world of work.

Next week, during the International Labour Conference, discussions will start around an international treaty to end violence and harassment. Speaking in the Dutch House of Representatives this afternoon, FWF director Alexander Kohnstamm highlighted the importance of the convention for the garment sector. ‘The 130 FWF member brands stand for responsible business in the clothing sector. A global Convention means that every brand must act against violence in the workplace.’