2019 April 5

New Electronics Watch policy brief explains the what and the how behind "Worker Voices”

"Worker voice" has become a new CSR buzz word signalling recognition that social audits do not adequately allow companies to engage with workers or understand issues that only workers can report. New "worker voice providers" offer applications to help companies engage with workers. But what is it for workers to have a voice?

The Electronics Watch policy brief: "Worker Voices: From Talk to Action" released today, suggests that workers should have the security and resources to engage in meaningful dialogue with employers and buyers to call attention to problems, contribute to solutions, and help improve working conditions.

The Electronics Watch Policy Briefs offer insights and ideas on issues related to socially responsible and sustainable public procurement based on Electronics Watch's perspective as a labour rights monitoring organisation that places workers at the centre of its activities.