This is why trade unions continue to fight to achieve basic statutory employment protection, for the right to organise unions freely and for recognition for collective bargaining. In dozens of countries around the world unions are also obliged to fight for basic democratic and human rights.
Working people everywhere are being asked to pay a disproportionate share of the costs of the increasingly competitive global trading environment. Trade unions are playing a vital role in striving to ensure minimum standards of fair treatment and security at work. This, after all, is in the broad interests of society.