A carve-out for the finance sector would water down the ambition of the EU’s human-rights due-diligence legislation.
Making public contracts for private firms conditional on collective agreements can help stem the falling labour share.
Companies must be denied contracts if they refuse to respect workers’ rights.
‘Surveillance capitalism’ is increasingly threatening workers’ collective action and the human right to public protest.
On International Workers’ Memorial Day, it’s worth remembering that when workers don’t have a say they may lose more than their voice.
The EU recovery plan must link company bailouts to enforcement of collective-bargaining rights.
It may not have been thought of as an antidote to the coronavirus but collective bargaining is protecting workers’ health and security against its ravages.