Union Leaders Travel To Europe To Warn About Workers' Rights

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Union leaders from Pakistan are calling for a worker-centred approach to safety and strong due diligence laws during an advocacy tour in Europe.

Key Points:

  • Delegation is meeting with policymakers and stakeholders to discuss supply chain legislation and the need for binding national programmes to safeguard workers' rights.
  • Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive is being developed in Europe and similar legislation is being proposed in the Netherlands.
  • Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD) is a proposed European Union law that would require businesses to adhere to human rights principles in their business conduct abroad.
  • Directive is still in development and has not yet been adopted by the European Union.
  • Unionists will argue that upcoming laws must be comprehensive, gender-sensitive and worker-centred.
  • Unionists will call for measures to ensure worker safety in factories.