Trade union solidarity with the rest of the world

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Trade union cooperation with the rest of the world must be strengthened in order to protect workers’ interests.
This was the statement of the LO Congress when international trade union issues were under debate today. The Congress decided that LO should strive to improve follow-up and control of corporate social responsibility based on the norms and recommendations of the ILO and the OECD.

Active efforts to promote respect for and enforcement of fundamental human rights in working life is the basis of LO’s international activities. To this end, the LO will work towards developing strong, free and democratic trade unions and effective industrial relations throughout the world. In order to strengthen the social dimension of globalisation, the LO wants to see regulation which allows for international solidarity measures across national boundaries.

Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO) organises 15 unions with a union density of 76 percent of the blue collar workers. Wanja Lundby-Wedin is president of LO and the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC).