Trade union capital is to promote human rights

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The Swedish Trade Union Confederation’s own capital, as well as capital over which it has control is to be invested in operations that respect the UN Labour Organisation’s (ILO) Core Conventions on human rights at work.


his was decided by the Swedish Trade Union Confederation Congress today.

The Swedish Trade Union Confederation Congress also decided to contribute to the strategy to safeguard trade union rights in the operations of international financial institutions as well as to call for Sweden and other countries to sign theILO Convention no 189 on the rights of domestic workers.

The ILO Core Conventions concern the right of association, the right to organise and bargain collectively, equal remuneration for equal work regardless of gender, prohibition of forced or compulsory labour, abolition of forced labour, prohibition of discrimination (employment and occupation), minimum working age and prohibition of the worst forms of child labour.