Spain: Inditex signs agreement to protect workers’ rights

Fashion retailer Inditex says it is helping protect the rights of workers by renewing a Global Framework Agreement.

The agreement protects not only people working directly for the company, but also an estimated one million garment workers in around 6,000 supplier factories around the world.

The agreement covering the management of the value chain was signed with the trade union federation IndustriALL in July 2014 at the headquarters of the International Labour Organization in Geneva. It sets out ways for monitoring and supervising the value chain, and establishing best practice in areas such as trade union rights, and health and safety.

Inditex says that through this agreement it supports freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining as a key axis for a sustainable value chain, providing workers with the mechanisms they need to keep and reinforce their labour rights.

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