Principles and Guidelines for innovative worker training programmes
To address on-going reported labour rights issues in the global electronics industry various methods are applied, such as corporate supply chain sustainability programmes including auditing. Most of these approaches, however, are very top-down and stem from a traditional business model that does not allow for multi-stakeholder dialogue and meaningful involvement of workers. Freedom of association is not respected and collective bargaining as means to deal with labour issues is not much practiced. It is the firm belief of GoodElectronics and makeITfair that comprehensive worker training programmes are an important road to workers empowerment.