Social dialogue facilitates sustainable, binding agreements, less inequality, more legitimacy at the workplace and creates a broader support for democratic participation.
We manage not to get any poorer through sheer hard work and negotiations. The minimum wage has increased and we now have better maternity leave arrangements. The entire wage is now paid three months in advance at the start of maternity leave.Srun Sothy – textile employee and shop steward for CCAWDU in Cambodia
The tool of social dialogue is powerful enough to help the peace process succeed.Julio Roberto Gomez Esguerra – the leader of the Confederacion General de Trabajadores CGT in Colombia
The employer is never your enemy, but someone you need to work with.Roel Rotshuizen – Union official CNV