S1 - Preamble
S2 - Partnerships
S3 - Governance
S4 - Organizational Integrity
S5 - Finances
S6 - Fundrainsing & Communications to the Public
S7 - Management Practices & Human Ressources
S8 - Acheiving Compliance
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Summary
Management Practices & Human Ressources
S 7.5
Raison d'être
Indicators of Compliance
Ethical Questions to ask
Examples of good ethical practice
Examples of poor practice
  1. Respect the right of employees to organize into unions or associations and bargain collective agreements.

Why
Why

Freedom of association is a fundamental human right. Freedom of association at work and the right to collective bargaining are among the core labour standards of the International Labour Organization. The right to collective bargaining is protected by law in many countries. 

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Indicators of Compliance
Indicators of Compliance
  • The Organization is up-to-date on, and understands, the requirements of labour legislation in its countries of operation. 
  • The Organization ensures the right of its employees to form associations and recognizes these associations as legitimate representatives of their members.
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Ethical Questions to ask
Ethical Questions to ask
  • Does our Organization discourage collective action by our employees?
  • How do we deal with employee associations in countries with weak or no labour legislation, or where attempting to organize could put employees in danger?
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Examples of good ethical practice
Examples of good ethical practice
  • Providing employee associations with resources (e.g. meeting rooms) to facilitate their operations.
  • Bargaining in good faith with employee unions and associations.
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Examples of poor practice
Examples of poor practice
  • Firing employees for talking about forming a union.
  • Refusing to deal with an employee association.