Renault group employees' fundamental rights declaration

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Type: agreement

Date: 12/10/2004

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Notes: Framework agreement at Renault -- IMF welcomes an international framework agreement for the French company Renault, covering more than 130,000 employees worldwide. FRANCE: A declaration of "Employees' Fundamental Rights" was signed today, October 12, by Renault group president and CEO Louis Schweitzer, IMF general secretary Marcello Malentacchi and representatives of the Renault World Employee Committee. After Volkswagen and DaimlerChrysler, it is the third framework agreement to be reached with a worldwide auto producer, and the tenth international framework agreement (IFA) signed by the IMF. "It gives me great pleasure to sign this agreement," the IMF general secretary Marcello Malentacchi says. "I also want to thank our three French affiliates for the work carried out by them, in great unity, during this long process." The IMF initiated a discussion with Renault on the subject of an IFA already three years ago. The concrete negotiations now culminating in an agreement, began in April this year. The Renault IFA acknowledges the company's social responsibility, its support of and compliance with the ILO core labour standards and the basic right of all employees to establish and join unions and employee representations. Among other items, the IFA stipulates that ILO Conventions No. 87 (Freedom of Association) and No. 98 (Right to Collective Bargaining) will be respected. Moreover, the company supports and encourages its contractors to take this declaration into account in their own respective corporate policies. Renault "views this as an advantageous basis for mutual relationships". "We can assume that Renault's operations already adhere to the agreement. But it will mean that workers in 'new' countries where Renault wants to establish plants, be it in Eastern Europe, China or India, will be guaranteed the core labour standards. The same is true for workers involved in the Renault supply chain," Marcello Malentacchi says. According to the agreement, all Renault group employees will be informed about the declaration. The signatory parties will carry out an initial evaluation of the implementation of the IFA before the end of 2006. The text of the agreement can be accessed from this page.Oct 12, 2004 – Jesper Nilsson -- Source: http://www.imfmetal.org/index.cfm?c=9806