Fairtrade supports workers’ rights by addressing issues relating to workplace health and safety and ensuring collective bargaining on decent working conditions, living wage and social protection.
Fairtrade also advocates for living income for producer organisations, especially for women as well as persons living with disability.
To do this, the organisation works with different levels of stakeholders across small-scale producer organizations on a membership basis, and Hired Labour Organizations (HLOs) which include producing companies, farms and plantations among others.
In these HLOs, unionised staff is the main workforce and Fairtrade partners with industry associations within the agricultural sectors to advocate for rights of these workers.
On the occasion of Labour Day on the 1st May, Fairtrade Africa sheds more light on how it supports farmers and workers who are at the front line of ensuring.
Source: Fairtrade Africa