Cooperatives and the World of Work Series No. 9
Cooperatives and the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work: Cooperatives and Freedom of Association and Right to Collective Bargaining
Freedom of association is an enabling right to the enjoyment of all other FPRW, as it opens the door to participatory actions against forced labour, the protection of children from abuses, and responsive measures based on non-discrimination and equality. This note looks at the role of cooperatives, both as employers and as organizations formed by workers, in promoting freedom of association to their members and workers.