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What we do

The social partners play a key role for a just green transition with sustainable production, decent jobs, and inclusive labour markets in developing countries.

Global climate change threatens livelihoods and jobs. Therefore, it is key to carry out a just green transition that minimizes the emission of greenhouse gases and ensures sustainable growth and better jobs.  

The urgent need for a green transition is happening at the same time as rapid changes in the way we produce, how old we are getting, and our technological possibilities. 

At the same time, the world is characterized by increasing inequality, democratic setbacks, and geopolitical tensions. If we are to succeed in creating global popular support for a climate-neutral economy, it is therefore essential that it is done in a socially and economically just way that ensures the competitiveness of developing countries, strengthens social cohesion, and leads to the creation of decent jobs with workers' rights and an income one can live on. It is about supporting the development of a stable and rights-based labour market, clear and favourable framework conditions for companies and workers, decent jobs, as well as better and equal access to democracy, justice, quality education, and a social safety net. 

The labour market consortium works for: 

  1. An organized labour market, where economic activity takes place under CBA conditions and in respect of labour rights, and where the social partners engage in bi- and tri-partite social dialogue to create the best framework conditions for workers and employers. 
  2. An inclusive labour market with room for everyone regardless of origin, gender, age, religion, sexuality, disability, or social conditions. 
  3. A just green transition, where social dialogue, employee involvement, sustainable business strategies and public-private dialogue contribute to the fulfilment of the UN Climate Goals and the SDG’s.
  4. Better technical and vocational education and training, with the involvement of the social partners, that provide access to decent jobs, and where curricula, apprenticeships and training match the current and future need of the labour market, including for the green transition. 

The Labour Market Consortium works purposefully to promote these conditions in the countries where DI, 3F, and the DTDA each work. This is done through local partnerships with the trade union movement, employers' associations, and business organisations. 

The consortium aims to be a catalyst for dialogue and cooperation between workers and employers. The inspiration is the Danish model, which shows that the best and most sustainable results on the labour market are achieved through negotiation between equal parties. 

Organising is key to enable our sister organisations to represent their members, bargain collectively, hold each other accountable, and adhere to international standards for the world of work. It also empowers them to put pressure on, and negotiate with, governments to create the necessary framework conditions for sustainable economic growth with respect for labour rights and fair competition.