The International Centre for Trade Union Rights (ICTUR) has been mapping trade unions to illustrate the diversity of organised labour across the world. Their work highlights the specific political, economic and legal context of Trade Unions as key elementes to understanding why restrictions on freedom of association exist and how they can be overcome.

“Recognition and engagement with trade unions, can streamline, improve, and facilitate relations to workers, and help companies to respond to factory level issues, as well as communicate and implement responses.” 

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