18 February 2021 - Following the declaration by President Emmanuel Macron at the EU Social Summit in November 2017 that France would join the Global Deal initiative, a national platform was established to help reach the objectives of the Global Deal.
The platform is an expression of the government’s belief in promoting social dialogue as a tool to ensure that the benefits of globalisation are shared more broadly. Globalisation brings many opportunities, but also challenges concerning the respect of fundamental labour rights and growing inequalities. Economic and social progress are closely linked, and by balancing the two, it is possible to achieve strong business performance alongside the development of human rights. The platform contributes to the vision of a better-regulated globalisation that benefits everyone. The platform is located within the Ministry of Labour and comprises representatives from social partners. As of December 2020, 27 companies, 5 trade union organisations and 2 local and regional administrations had joined the platform. Together, these companies employ about 2.6 million people.
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