At the International Labor Conference (ILC), Clean Clothes Campaign will call upon the representatives of governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations from 187 member states to establish institutional and enforcement frameworks that enable effective remedy after disasters and prevention of disasters in global supply chains.
For the first time in the long history of the ILC, global supply chain issues are a main focus of the conference and follows the work of the Committee on Decent Work in Global Supply Chains with heightened interest.
Clean Clothes Campaign is represented at the conference by a delegation of trade unionists and labor activists from Europe and Asia. The delegation will use its presence at the conference to emphasize the need for an institutional framework for remedy and prevention that can be scaled up to an enforceable solution. On the opening day, Clean Clothes Campaign will address these concerns in a short plenary speech.
At the ILC, the Clean Clothes Campaign will reiterate that it is demonstrably not sufficient to just bring supply chain actors together in a dialogue and rely on their collective ability to take action. The campaign knocks on the door of the International Labor Organization to become involved in overcoming the weaknesses of non-binding initiatives and to enhance collaboration and transparency among the industry partners.