For a real Global Framework Agreement with Fresenius
Nov 26, 2021
The Fresenius Global Union Alliance brings together more than 50 trade unions from all over the world and is coordinated by the global unions PSI - Public Services International, UNI Global Union and IndustriALL. The aim is a global framework agreement with Fresenius covering 280.000 workers in 100 countries.
Fresenius, a global healthcare and medical technology group, is working with double standards: At its headquarters in Germany, under the umbrella of German legislation and pressure from trade unions, Fresenius strives to comply with high quality standards and laws. Abroad, on the other hand, Fresenius chooses the conditions that above all maximize profits – at the expense of customers, patients, workers and the state. There are examples of corruption, bribery and tax trickery, as well as fighting workers’ rights and health and safety concerns during the coronavirus pandemic.
When workers at the German multinational Fresenius in Colombia organized trade unions and began negotiations, at least two of their elected leaders were threatened with death.