Jo-In Training PPT - Module 1 update 7.16.06.ppt - Joint...

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1Joint Initiative for Corporate Accountability and Workers Rights Training Seminar Turkey 2006Module 1
2Why are we here?Purpose of this seminarTo inform local stakeholders about Jo-In and its 6 member organizationsTo encourage effective use of these systems to improve workplace conditionsIntroduction
3Why are we here?IntroductionWhat the seminar providesOverview of the 6 international organizations that founded the Joint Initiative (Jo-In)Guidance for using complaints mechanismsInformation about the Jo-In project in Turkey
4Contents: Module 1The global context Specialized terminology used in this fieldThe 6 organizations Membership and governanceApproaches Code contents Auditing and remediationDisclosure and public reportingIntroduction
5Contents: Module 2Jo-In project in Turkey – how it works Using complaints systems to address workplace violations Imaginary scenarios to practice using these systems Introduction
6How’s it work? Seminar ground rulesParticipate in two full days of seminar Respect each others’ viewsRespect time limits (including breaks!)Questions are welcome Share your experiences There are no wrong answersIntroduction
7Testing our “reporting skills” Find someone you do not already know. Take 7minutesto exchange information with them regarding the following: Name, organizational affiliationWhere the person is fromWhat they seek to learn in this seminarA single factthey already know about one of the six organizations covered in this trainingIntroduce that person to the group in less thanone minute. Getting to know one anotherIntroduction
8The context in which we workIn this section, we briefly review:International worker rights How international standards were developedInternational legal framework for enforcement Challenges posed by globalization Innovative responses to globalization to support worker rightsGlobal Context
9Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining No forced labor No discrimination No child laborGlobal ContextBasic worker rightsAre universal human rights recognized by almost all countries worldwide.
10Are included in a host of international agreements, including:Global ContextBasic worker rights Recognized by more than 170 countriesUN Human Rights Declaration (1948) ILO’s Declaration of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (1998)
11Are reconfirmed in various international agreements:UN Covenants ILO Conventions European Union CharterOECD Guidelines Regional human rights conventions Global ContextBasic worker rights Drafted and agreed by the international community over decades (e.g. European Convention on Human Rights – Turkey is a member)
12ILO - The UN agency devoted to the world of workThe fundamentals:ILO Conventions are the primary international agreements codifying labor standards ILO Conventions are treatiesConventions focus on government responsibility.

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