Joint statement by the ITF, UNI and Deutsche Post DHL Group
The Global Union Federations, the International Transport Workers Federation ‘ITF’ and UNI Global Union ‘UNI’ and Deutsche Post DHL Group ‘DPDHL’ worked towards building a constructive and solution-oriented approach during 2018 by following the agreed procedure of the OECD Protocol first established in July 2016.
Under the terms of the Protocol, ITF, UNI and DPDHL met four times in 2018, including one with high-level representatives – the General Secretaries and the DPDHL corporate board member of Human Resource. The meetings and dialogue serve to further build trust and a sustainable relationship, as well as addressing labour relations issues around the world.
In addition, the Parties encouraged improvements in the relationships on a regional and local level. For the first time the parties convened a joint visit to Panama in April 2018 to facilitate improved relationships at a local level in the Lat/Am region. The parties continue to work on building trust and sustainable relationships at local level across the globe.
At a high-level meeting hosted by the German National Contact Point of the OECD in October 2017, DPDHL, UNI and ITF requested the Protocol to be extended through to December 2019. On the agenda for the 2019 meetings, the Parties agreed to explore expanding the content of the regular meetings to be more functional, constructive and a reference guide for industrial issues for all parties. In addition, ITF, UNI and DPDHL agreed to discuss and exchange views on future of work, digitalisation and responsible supply chain standards.