A Global Framework Agreement (GFA) with Ford was signed in Detroit (USA) on 25 April.
The agreement deals with a number of subjects including freedom of association and collective bargaining, harassment and unfair discrimination, forced and child labour, working conditions and wages, occupational health and safety, education, training and development, sustainability and protection of the environment. In addition the company committed to creating the Ford Global Information Sharing Forum where both parties will consider issues and look for mutual solutions at their annual meetings.
Facts on Ford GFA
Agreement signed: 25 April 2012
Other signatories: United Auto Workers (UAW)