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Who is CNV?

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The Confederation of Christian Trade Unions (CNV) is the second confederation of trade unions in the Netherlands and has been dedicated to improving work and income for over 100 years. To do this, the CNV always tries, reasonably, to enter into a dialogue to achieve its objectives. Fortunately, this is possible in the Netherlands because, in general, trade union rights are respected here. However, in many countries of Latin America, Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe, labor rights are constantly being violated, although labor rights are established, for example, in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and in The international labor organization, ILO. That is why the CNV supports international trade union organizations in developing countries that act in defense of the rights of women and working men.


Globalization has led to growing international dependence. In addition to international solidarity and global citizenship, mutual economic interests increasingly shape the main factors for international cooperation. As a consequence of the (economic) dependence of the world economy and its influence, the Netherlands is interested in the sustainable creation of trade chains that guarantee Decent Work.


These developments make CNV Internationaal's vision for Decent Work and social dialogue more relevant than ever. Socially strong counterparts are essential to democratization processes. In addition, CNV Internationaal wishes to continue to support the strengthening of the organization and institutional development of counterpart organizations, in order to promote social dialogue in developing countries (also at the national level). CNV Internationaal wants to take advantage of its role as a bridge between companies and workers to promote decent work in international production chains.



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