|The Role of NGOs and Trade Unions in Combating Discrimination
|European Commission Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities,
There are many different ways of making anti-discrimination rights effective and it is certain that both NGOs and trade unions have a crucial role to play. To that end and in teh current climate, there is a serious need for enhanced cooperation between trade unions and NGOs. However, and in advance, they have to get to know each other better, to know how each other functions and know each other's programmes, priorities and ways of handling situations of discrimination. Obviously NGOs and trade unions are different, and have roles that complement each other but they should not stop at their differences but start with their complementarities. 'The Role of NGOs and Trade Unions in Combating Discrimination' published this week looks at how the NGO community and trade unions can help to make anti-discrimination rights effective, and their role and needs to achieve this.
The Role of NGOs and Trade Unions in Combating Discrimination