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The IYCW addressed the 111th Session of the International Labour Conference held from 5th to 16th June 2023 calling for social justice that will guara...
Les jeunes travailleurs des Philippines prennent soin de notre habitat commun

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Pakistan YCW Is Calling for Support: Help Needed for Jaranwala's Christian Community

On August 16, 2023, a mob of around 7,000 people stormed a Christian colony where they ransacke...


The IYCW Calls for Social Justice that will Guarantee a Life with Dignity for All

The IYCW addressed the 111th Session of the International Labour Conference held from 5th to 16th...


Chile YCW Training Week 2023: Strengthening Knowledge, Analyzing Local and National Realities, Helping to Preserve the Environment

A training week was organized by the Chile YCWfrom July 5 to 9. This enriching experience took...


The IYCW concludes its 15th International Council and action plan

The YCW is very close to completing its 100 years of existence, but before this glorious date, ...


Peru YCW: Young Protagonists of Social Transformation

The Young Christian Workers of Peru, an organization of young workers present in 17 communities...


Australia YCW/YCS: Annual National Action Conference in Adelaide, July 2023

Between 6 - 9 July, members of the Young Christian Workers (YCW) and Young Christian Students ( ...


Corporate Accountability In Global Value Chains Now: We Need Climate Justice And Respect For Human Rights!

“As for hygiene and safety, they don't give us enough protective equipment, and when we ask for new equipment, it's deducted from our wages. There's no toilet paper in the toilets. Sexual harassment and harassment at work are invisibilized. There is no union in the company, there are only a few people who call themselves ambassadors and are appointed by the employer.”

This is part of Helen's (24) story. She works for a textile company located in a free trade zone in Central America. Her company produces clothing for brands sold all over the world, including, of course, Europe. However, the industrial sewing machines are sold by European, Chinese and North American companies. This is an example of our globalized economy, which is clearly in need of adequate laws concerning international value chains.

“We always hear that the European Union cares about human rights, while we see European companies pressuring global suppliers and their suppliers to deliver quickly and produce cheaply. This is a clear contradiction,” said Ana-Cecilia Salazar, IYCW Secretary General. “However, we hope that this contradiction will subside thanks to the European directive on corporate sustainability due diligence.”

It has been negotiated among European political decision-makers and discussed with companies, investors, trade unions, NGOs and other stakeholders. It is time for this directive to become a reality."

This is why we demand respect for human rights and workers' rights, particularly in factories, textile mills, plantations and mines around the world. We demand fair wages, fair global trade instead of exploitation and environmental destruction.

This is why the European supply chain legislation is on track. It must be adopted now!

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