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Annual report

Throughout 2022, we worked with our international trade union partners to promote fair work through social dialogue, focusing on labour rights in value chains especially of textiles, palm oil, minerals, cane sugar and cashew, including gender equality, and especially in Africa youth employability

The war in Ukraine created a rise in inflation and an energy crisis. This affected workers and employers across the globe. The high cost of living greatly impacted vulnerable workers, who were already having trouble making ends meet.

Our Annual Report provides you with an overview of a year where trade union freedom suffered perhaps even more than in previous years. But together with our partner unions, we continue to move ahead, striving for 100% Fair Work. 

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To publications mentioned in the annual report >>

Or check out the world map and timeline for highlights of our impact below.

In times when workers' rights are under pressure, we're proud to contribute to improvements and make impact together with our trade union partners. Some highlights  

  • Living wage in mining: better working conditions and a 10% wage increase negociated by unions in Colombia, based on our Fair Work Monitor data
  • Towards living wage for sugar workers: 9.5% pay rise in Nicaragua negociated by unions based on our Fair Work Monitor data
  • Better conditions for temporary workers in palmoil: Safety shoes and paid time off
  • More internships and real jobs for youth in Senegal
  • More women are breaking their silence about genderbased violence in Benin
  • New legislation against sexual violence is introduced in Indonesia
  • Pensions: more than 2.000.000 workers have the right to an old age pension thanks to trade union lobby in Cambodia.

Impact map 

annual report impact map

Publications

To see publications mentioned in the annual report >>

Videos of change

Our work and impact visualized: 

 

FAIR WORK MONITOR 

How we collect data from workers to negociate living wages  

TOWARDS LIVING WAGE FOR SUGAR WORKERS

How unions work work together to improve wages and health and safety

EMPLOYABILITY FOR YOUTH 

Strengthening the voice of young people in Senegal, for more internships and decent jobs.