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ITF supports Thai Union standards drive

Staff Writer |
Thai Union’s agreement with Greenpeace to improve labour and environmental standards is an encouraging step, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has declared.

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The ITF said the seafood products producer’s agreement with Greenpeace to ensure that suppliers who partake in illegal fishing and violate workers’ rights will no longer be part of their supply chain demonstrates that environmentalists and corporations can commit to working together to protect oceans and workers.

ITF said that through the agreement Thai Union has publicly re-affirmed its commitment to supporting freedom of association and collective bargaining throughout its own facilities and global supply chains, for all workers, including migrants.

However, Mr Hansen said that that while this is an important first step, Thai Union’s commitment to improving conditions for its workers and minimising disruption in its seafood supply chains will be heavily monitored by the ITF, Greenpeace and other activists, NGOs and unions around the globe to ensure real changes occur with the implementation of the agreement.

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