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Club Med and IUF Sign International Agreement on Fundamental Rights at Work

Posted to the IUF website 06-Feb-2004

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On February 4, 2004 the IUF and Club Med signed an agreement guaranteeing fundamental rights for workers throughout Club Med's operations in Europe and Africa. The agreement covers Club Med employees in 75 percent of Club Med facilities worldwide and guarantees, among other provisions, the right to organize and join trade unions, the rights to free collective bargaining, no discrimination and equal treatment between male and female employees of Club Med. The agreement also guarantees that employees moving between Club Med facilities covered by the agreement do so with all rights and conditions of employment in the host facility fully respected. The IUF will explore with Club Med expanding the scope of the agreement to the remaining Club Med operations worldwide and has a written assurance from the company that it is not hostile to such an approach.

The IUF's European regional organization, EFFAT, represented Club Med's European Social Dialogue Committee throughout the negotiations and was a co-signatory to the agreement.

The full text of the agreement can be found by clicking here for an HTML version (text only without logos) or clicking here for a full pdf version (format pdf - Adobe Acrobat required).