ⓘ Global framework agreement

                                     

ⓘ Global framework agreement

A global framework agreement or GFA is a non-binding agreement between trade unions and multinational companies, which at minimum ensures workers within a companys world-wide operations can exercise fundamental labour rights in accordance with international standards on freedom of association and collective bargaining. The first GFA was signed in 1988 between the International Union of Foodworkers and French-multinational Danone. As of September 2018, more than 300 agreements between trade unions and multinational companies have been signed.