Deutsche Post DHL and unions adopt new OECD Protocol
The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), UNI Global Union (UNI) and Deutsche Post DHL (DPDHL) Group have reviewed and strengthened their joint OECD Protocol.
Under the renewed agreement, which was signed on 25 July, the signatories commit to “continuous, constructive dialogue on employment and working relationships over the next three years”.
To reinforce the agreement, the unions and DPDHL have developed a joint work plan for the first time, which focuses on issues of common interest such as the implementation of impending German Supply Chain Due Diligence law which pertains to matters such as labor and human rights.
In a statement issued today (9 September), DPDHL said: “Since the first OECD Protocol was signed in 2016 under the auspices of the German National Contact Point, the relations between all parties have developed positively and strengthened over the years. The 2016 agreement was renewed in 2019.”
The participants committed to continue their productive talks. Regular meetings at the working level will take place three times a year, and the General Secretaries of the ITF and UNI will continue to meet at least once a year with the Board Member for HR at DPDHL Group to engage in an exchange of views.