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The European Apparel and Textile Organisation (EURATEX) and the European Trade Union Federation of Textiles, Clothing and Leather (ETUF:TCL)

Summary of the initiative

Name of Private Regulator: 
The European Apparel and Textile Organisation (EURATEX) and the European Trade Union Federation of Textiles, Clothing and Leather (ETUF:TCL)
Objective(s): 
In the Charter, EURATEX and the ETUF:TCL call on their members to encourage actively the companies and workers of the European textile and clothing industry to comply with the following ILO Conventions: The ban on forced labour (Conventions 29 and 105): Forced labour, slave labour and prison labour is banned. Freedom of association and the right to negotiate (Conventions 87 and 98): The right for workers to form and join a trade union, as well as the right for employers to organise, are recognised. Employers and workers may negotiate freely and independently. The ban on child labour (Convention 138): Child labour is forbidden. Children under 15 or younger than the age of completion of compulsory schooling in the countries concerned are not admitted to work. Non-discrimination of employment (Convention 111): Workers are employed on the basis of their ability to work and not on the basis of their race, individual characteristic, creed, political opinion or social origin.

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A Charter by the social partners in the European textile and clothing sector