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Firms are important actors of the world economy and of the GLG. Multinational – or transnational - firms are increasingly powerful private economic agents whose strategies, decisions and actions have enormous impacts on working conditions around the world as well as on social and international relations. Extremely mobile and able to escape from social and fiscal systems, they trigger continuous restructuring and constant pressures on national and international regimes. Facing growing criticisms, MNFs are developing new responses and playing an increasingly important role. Codes of conducts, policy papers, partnerships and various forms of dialogues are some aspects of their new role in building the GLG.

In this section, information and resources will be provided on their role in the GLG, particularly in relation to:

 The impact of their strategies on working conditions and labour laws
 Their perspectives with respect to the three types of initiatives of the Directory


Official documents

Scientific articles

GLG Hotline

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