25 May, 2012Linked to the Electrolux Code of Conduct, the GFA references all the ILO core labour standards including Convention 87 on freedom of association and Convention 98 on the right to bargain collectively.
Implementation of and compliance with the GFA will be discussed once a year with the employee representatives of the Electrolux Board of Directors in Sweden. In addition, representatives of Swedish confederations LO and PTK will participate in the committee monitoring compliance with the GFA and the company's code of conduct.
In addition to the GFA, the parties made a separate agreement which commits the company to not organize or finance company or ‘yellow' unions, to not implement or support any union busting activities and to not adopt any initiatives capable of discouraging workers from forming authentic unions.
Speaking on behalf of IF Metall, Erik Andersson said that the union was particularly pleased with the separate agreement as an important complement to the GFA. He said, "with this GFA and the separate agreement, we will strengthen trade union organization at all Electrolux plants throughout the world. Now we will proceed to build union networks."