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19 September, 2019Trade unions representing employees of Swedish multinational company, Ericsson, gathered in Kista, Sweden, on 12-13 September for the third meeting of the Ericsson Global Trade Union Network.
The Network was launched in April 2016 with the purpose of uniting Ericsson trade unions from around the world; sharing essential information and practices; protecting workers’ rights to organize and bargain collectively; and engaging with the company in global dialogue.
The network is a joint initiative of UNI Global Union, IndustriALL Global Union and the Swedish Unions at Ericsson.
The meeting focused on the latest developments at Ericsson globally and discussions addressed:
- Information exchange and union activities in each country
- Developing strategy on organizing including supply chains
- Ericsson’s policy on social responsibility and human rights
- Communication and coordination among unions
Participants welcomed company management to the second day of the meeting to exchange views on Ericsson’s corporate social responsiblity policy and its implementation.
As a result of the meeting, the Ericsson trade union network adopted a revised strategic plan and participants agreed on cross-border cooperation and solidarity actions to develop organizing strategies and advance social dialogue with the company worldwide.
Ericsson is a multinational networking and telecommunications company headquartered in Stockholm.