Improving Labour Rights and Working Conditions in the Food Supply Chain: Sharing Good Practices and Moving Forward

31-05-2016

The International Labour Office (ILO), supported by the Delegation of the European Union to Thailand and in partnership with the Foreign Trade Association (FTA) through its Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) hosted a roundtable event; “Improving labour rights and working conditions in the food supply chain: Sharing good practices and moving forward” on 26 May 2016, in Bangkok.

Attended by more than 100 international buyers, local industry leaders and suppliers, the Thai government representatives, workers and employers organizations, and civil society representatives, a consensus emerged from the conference on several key recommendations. These include (i) the importance of ratifying and implementing the ILO Conventions 87 on Freedom of Association and Convention 98 on Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining; (ii) the importance of regulating recruitment channels and fair recruitment practices ; (iii) the importance of creating and implementing a sustainable and long term migration policy; and (iv) the importance of building a more responsible and transparent supply chain by rewarding good labour practices and working with producers in meeting standards.

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