Making facts work for workers
When negotiating with the management of the company, it is important for trade unions to be able to indicate exactly what the situation is and substantiate their claims with reliable data, leading to a much stronger position in question about proposals to improve the circumstances.
For example, when discussing living wage, the predictable response from the employer side is of course: What will it cost and who is going to pay for it? Data is needed to calculate what the situation is now and what it will really cost to make a living wage part of the standard and what companies must contribute to a living wage in the sugar sector.
And, very importantly, good data makes it possible to contribute to greater transparency of the entire international value chain.
But what is a simple, cheap and quick way to get this kind of useful information on the table? To answer that question, CNV Internationaal with trade union partners jointly is developing data-driven dialogue .
Dashboard - Labour Rights Observatory
In 2021 CNV Internationaal launched a Labour Rights Observatory for the sugar industry. We started conducting a groundbreaking survey in Latin America using digital tools.
As a result, more than 800 men and women workers from the sugar industry in Latin America were able to participate, providing us with data and vital information on labour conditions in the value chain of the region.
Now we're presenting the results of the first year through a Dashboard with clear graphs so you can explore some of the most relevant findings.
Blogs - Data Driven Dialogue
Learn more about the development digitization and data driven dialogue with sugarcane workers in Latin America and garment workers in Cambodia in these blogs: