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Environmental and CSI Reporting in South African MNCs.

Sustainability has been defined as the practices which meet the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs (ERIS, 2013). The sustainability of business operations has increasingly come to include both social and environment components. In this way, companies are encouraged to acknowledge their impact on the communities of their employees and the environment in which they operate.

Welcome to the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung’s Trade Union Competence Centre for Sub Sahara Africa.

We are based in the premises of our South Africa country office in Johannesburg and committed to the support of the international labour movement. This Website’s subsection will give you an overview of the particular Project Areas of the Competence Centre, Upcoming Events as well as Seminars and Workshops. Furthermore it will offer you access … Continue reading Welcome to the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung’s Trade Union Competence Centre for Sub Sahara Africa.

Organising In and Along Value Chains. What Does It Mean for Trade Unions?

Globalisation has become a household word that for millions of workers means uncertainty, loss of jobs and income, and upheaval. Outsourcing, offshoring, subcontracting and agency work have taken their toll on union membership. For many, this development is not only threatening, it has taken on a look of being inescapable. But is that really so? Is there no way for workers
and trade unions around the world to collectively exercise their democratic rights to form unions, to voice their
concerns and represent their interests?