The Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association in the Workplace
PUBLISHED: SEPTEMBER 14, 2016
The new global economic order has had a profound impact on workers’ ability to exercise their rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association. Labour’s traditional tools for asserting rights – trade unions, strikes, collective bargaining and so on – have been significantly weakened across the globe.
In this report (A/71/385), the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Maina Kiai, examines how and why this has happened, focusing on the most marginalized portions of the world’s labour force, including global supply chain workers, informal workers, migrant workers, domestic workers and others.