Global Collective Agreements

Project: Dissertation

Project Details


Global collective agreements (GCAs) are agreements negotiated between multinational enterprises (MNEs) and global union federations (GUFs), with the primary objectives of securing minimum standards in all of a MNE’s worldwide operations and developing good industrial relations in both the MNE and its suppliers. Despite variations in their content, all GCAs are built around core labour standards, such as freedom of association and the right to bargain collectively. The aim of the project is to understand 1) whether GCAs can be included within an international concept of collective agreement, 2) their relation to traditional corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives, and 3) analyse their impact in the improvement of labour standards throughout a MNE’s supply chain.
Effective start/end date2017/01/162021/09/17

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

UKÄ subject classification

  • Law