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The Global Deal Flagship Report 2022

The Global Deal is a multi-stakeholder partnership of governments, businesses and employers’ organisations, trade unions, civil society and other organisations for the promotion of social dialogue and sound industrial relations as effective means for achieving decent work.

The Global Deal enables knowledge sharing, facilitates policy discussions, strengthens the capacity of partners to engage in dialogue, and produces evidence-based research. As a unique action-oriented platform, the Global Deal also accelerates positive change by encouraging partners to make voluntary commitments to advance social dialogue.

This website has been created to present the 2022 Global Deal Flagship Report, A Partnership in Action. The report provides an overview of how Global Deal partners are promoting and strengthening social dialogue via their commitments and actions. 

Through the exposition of 13 case studies describing the experiences of partners, classified under five key themes, the report examines the importance of inclusive social dialogue in addressing global labour market challenges. Moreover, it draws key lessons from each of the cases that can serve as an inspiration for others.

You can navigate to a theme and the case studies that belong to it by clicking the links below, or scroll down the page to browse all.

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The impact of COVID-19

The impact of COVID-19

The fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic raised significant challenges for workers, businesses and governments. The cases in this section each focus on the role social dialogue played in developing new workplace practices to mitigate the impact of the pandemic and make labour markets more resilient.

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Mitigating COVID-19 in Sweden

When COVID-19 struck in Sweden, the groundwork for the quick deployment of short-time work measures was already in place thanks to the actions undertaken by social partners following the 2008 financial crisis. This case reports on the critical role social dialogue and high-trust labour relations played in developing and implementing these measures in Sweden.

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Promoting occupational health and safety at Korian

In 2019, the Global Deal partner Korian established a European Works Council, together with a joint working group on workplace health and safety. This case study examines how these bodies facilitated social dialogue between Korian management and trade unions and how it enabled them to develop practices for handling health and safety challenges, including those posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Achieving effective remote work arrangements at Stellantis

When COVID-19 first appeared, many firms struggled to adapt to teleworking. The Global Deal partner Stellantis, however, mobilised its social dialogue experience around telework to scale up existing arrangements. This case demonstrates how well-established social dialogue practices can help to build effective strategies to adapt to changes in the work environment.

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The Swedish Workplace Programme: Promoting workplace co-operation

This case study examines the work of Swedish Workplace Programme, a joint initiative by Swedish companies and trade unions to promote better workplace co-operation. It illustrates how high-trust relations at the factory level can mitigate the impact of unexpected shocks and shape sustainable workplaces.

Global Deal commitments received as of October 2022
Global Deal partnerAll partner typesCategory(ies) of commitment
ACT on Living WagesOther stakeholderPartnerships, Knowledge sharing and capacity building
ADAPTOther stakeholderKnowledge sharing and capacity building
AirbusBusinessCorporate practice, Knowledge sharing and capacity building
ArgentinaGovernmentPolicy development, Knowledge sharing and capacity building
AXABusinessCorporate practice
AxfoodBusinessCorporate practice
AxfoodBusinessKnowledge sharing and capacity building, Partnerships
Banana LinkOther stakeholderKnowledge sharing and capacity building, Advocacy
BangladeshGovernmentPolicy development, Partnerships
BelgiumGovernmentPolicy development
BelgiumGovernmentAdvocacy, Partnerships
BNP ParibasBusinessCorporate practice, Partnerships
Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI)Trade unionKnowledge sharing and capacity building, Partnerships
Business Confederation of Macedonia (BCM)BusinessPartnerships, Advocacy
CambodiaGovernmentPolicy development
CanadaGovernmentPolicy development
CanadaGovernmentPolicy development, Knowledge sharing and capacity building
CanadaGovernmentPolicy development, Knowledge sharing and capacity building
CanadaGovernmentPolicy development
CanadaGovernmentKnowledge sharing and capacity building
ChileGovernmentPolicy development
City of SuresnesSub-national governmentKnowledge sharing and capacity building, Advocacy
City of SuresnesSub-national governmentKnowledge sharing and capacity building
City of SuresnesSub-national governmentPolicy development
City of SuresnesSub-national governmentPolicy development
City of SuresnesSub-national governmentPolicy development
City of SuresnesSub-national governmentPolicy development
ColombiaGovernmentKnowledge sharing and capacity building, Partnerships
Comisiones Obreras (CCOO)Trade unionAdvocacy
Comisiones Obreras (CCOO)Trade unionAdvocacy
Comisiones Obreras (CCOO)Trade unionAdvocacy
Comisiones Obreras (CCOO)Trade unionKnowledge sharing and capacity building
ENGIEBusinessPartnerships
EntnestBusinessKnowledge sharing and capacity building
EssityBusinessAdvocacy, Knowledge sharing and capacity building
EssityBusinessCorporate practice
Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI)Other stakeholderKnowledge sharing and capacity building, Partnerships
Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) SwedenOther stakeholderPartnerships, Knowledge sharing and capacity building
EthiopiaGovernmentPolicy development, Knowledge sharing and capacity building
European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)Trade unionPartnerships, Knowledge sharing and capacity building
EuropêcheEmployers' organisationAdvocacy
EuropêcheEmployers' organisationPolicy development
EuropêcheEmployers' organisationPolicy development
EuropêcheEmployers' organisationPolicy development
Fair Wear Foundation (FWF)Other stakeholderKnowledge sharing and capacity building, Partnerships
Fair Work ConventionOther stakeholderAdvocacy, Partnerships
Fairtrade InternationalOther stakeholderAdvocacy, Partnerships
Fédération CFE-CGC EnergiesTrade unionPartnerships, Advocacy
Federation of Somali Trade Unions (FESTU)Trade unionAdvocacy
FranceGovernmentKnowledge sharing and capacity building, Partnerships
General Federation of Labour in Israel (Histadrut)Trade unionAdvocacy, Knowledge sharing and capacity building
General Union of Workers of Spain (UGT)Trade unionAdvocacy
Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)Other stakeholderPartnerships, Knowledge sharing and capacity building
H&M GroupBusinessCorporate practice, Partnerships
Ibero-American Social Security Organization (OISS)International organisationKnowledge sharing and capacity building, Advocacy
ICA GroupBusinessCorporate practice
Icelandic Confederation of Labour (ASÍ)Trade unionAdvocacy
IndonesiaGovernmentPolicy development
Industrial and Metal Workers Union (IF Metall)Trade unionPartnerships, Advocacy
IndustriAll European Trade UnionTrade unionAdvocacy, Knowledge sharing and capacity building
Ingka Group (IKEA)BusinessCorporate practice, Knowledge sharing and capacity building
International Federation of Musicians (FIM)Trade unionAdvocacy, Knowledge development and research
International Trade Centre (ITC)International organisationKnowledge sharing and capacity building, Partnerships
International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)Trade unionAdvocacy, Knowledge development and research
International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)Trade unionPartnerships
International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)Trade unionPartnerships, Knowledge development and research
IsraelGovernmentKnowledge sharing and capacity building, Partnerships
ItalyGovernmentPolicy development
KeringBusinessCorporate practice, Partnerships
KorianBusinessCorporate practice, Partnerships
L’OréalBusinessCorporate practice
L’OréalBusinessCorporate practice
LindexBusinessCorporate practice
Manufacturers Association of IsraelEmployers' organisationPartnerships, Knowledge sharing and capacity building
National Union of Autonomous Trade Unions (UNSA)Trade unionKnowledge sharing and capacity building, Knowledge development and research
National Union of Autonomous Trade Unions (UNSA)Trade unionAdvocacy
National Union of Autonomous Trade Unions (UNSA)Trade unionPartnerships
NetherlandsGovernmentPartnerships, Policy development
NetherlandsGovernmentPartnerships, Policy development
NetherlandsGovernmentPartnerships, Knowledge sharing and capacity building
Netherlands Trade Union Confederation (FNV)Trade unionPartnerships
Netherlands Trade Union Confederation (FNV)Trade unionPartnerships
Netherlands Trade Union Confederation (FNV)Trade unionPartnerships, Knowledge sharing and capacity building
NewbridgesBusinessKnowledge sharing and capacity building
Nordic INTrade unionAdvocacy, Knowledge sharing and capacity building
North MacedoniaGovernmentPolicy development, Knowledge sharing and capacity building
Olof Palme International Center (OPC)Other stakeholderKnowledge sharing and capacity building
Oxfam InternationalOther stakeholderAdvocacy, Partnerships
Oxfam InternationalOther stakeholderAdvocacy, Knowledge development and research
Oxfam InternationalOther stakeholderKnowledge sharing and capacity building, Partnerships
People 1st InternationalBusinessKnowledge sharing and capacity building
Pernod RicardBusinessCorporate practice
Pernod RicardBusinessCorporate practice
Pernod RicardBusinessCorporate practice
Pernod RicardBusinessCorporate practice
Pernod RicardBusinessCorporate practice, Knowledge sharing and capacity building
Pernod RicardBusinessAdvocacy
Public Services International (PSI)Trade unionKnowledge sharing and capacity building
Public Services International (PSI)Trade unionKnowledge sharing and capacity building, Advocacy
Public Services International (PSI)Trade unionKnowledge sharing and capacity building
QuizRRBusinessKnowledge sharing and capacity building, Partnerships
Regional Council of Ile-de-FranceSub-national governmentKnowledge sharing and capacity building, Policy development
Saint GobainBusinessCorporate practice, Knowledge sharing and capacity building
ScaniaBusinessCorporate practice
Schneider ElectricBusinessKnowledge development and research, Corporate practice
Scotland (United Kingdom)GovernmentPolicy development
Société GénéraleBusinessCorporate practice, Partnerships
SodexoBusinessKnowledge development and research
South AfricaGovernmentKnowledge sharing and capacity building
SpainGovernmentPolicy development
SpainGovernmentPolicy development
SpainGovernmentPolicy development
SpainGovernmentPartnerships, Advocacy
StellantisBusinessCorporate practice, Partnerships
SUEZBusinessCorporate practice, Partnerships
SUEZBusinessCorporate practice, Partnerships
SwedenGovernmentPartnerships
SwedenGovernmentKnowledge sharing and capacity building
SwedenGovernmentPolicy development
Swedish Association of Graduate EngineersTrade unionKnowledge sharing and capacity building
Swedish Commercial Employees’ Union (Handels)Trade unionPartnerships, Advocacy
Swedish Confederation of Professional Associations (SACO)Trade unionPartnerships, Advocacy
Swedish Confederation of Professional Employees (TCO)Trade unionPartnerships, Advocacy
Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO)Trade unionKnowledge sharing and capacity building, Advocacy
Swedish Union of Forestry, Wood and Graphical Workers (GS)Trade unionAdvocacy, Partnerships
SystembolagetBusinessCorporate practice, Partnerships
Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC)Trade unionAdvocacy, Knowledge sharing and capacity building
TransdevBusinessCorporate practice
UNI Global UnionTrade unionPartnerships
UnionenTrade unionPartnerships, Knowledge sharing and capacity building
United StatesGovernmentPolicy development, Partnerships
UruguayGovernmentKnowledge sharing and capacity building
UruguayGovernmentKnowledge sharing and capacity building, Policy development
UruguayGovernmentKnowledge sharing and capacity building, Policy development
VeoliaBusinessCorporate practice, Partnerships
VINCIBusinessCorporate practice, Partnerships