The GFA between Norsk Hydro, IndustriALL, and two Norwegian affiliates Fellesforbundet and IndustriEnergi covers numerous provisions on workers’ rights and conditions. The GFA was signed in March 2011 and renewed in September 2016.
Norsk Hydro was established more than 100 years ago and today is a leading global supplier of aluminum products and energy solutions. The Hydro companies have a total of 23,000 workers in more than 40 countries worldwide. The production facilities are mainly located in Europe, North America, Australia, and Qatar.
The parties also committed to work together to build an open network channel, which ensures implementation of the GFA in all Hydro workplaces.
The agreement covers provisions of freedom of association and collective bargaining rights, discrimination, forced labour, child labour, health and safety, wages, working conditions, employment conditions, skills training, HIV/AIDS, and environmental conditions, referencing the standards established by the core labour conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO).
Facts on Norsk Hydro GFA
Agreement signed on 15 March 2011
Agreement renewed on 7 September 2016
Other signatories: Fellesforbundet and IndustriEnergi, Norway