The Global Compact's labour principles are derived from the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (1998):
For more information about the labour principles, including what companies can do to implement them, visit this website's section on the ten principles, specifically the pages on principles 3, 4, 5 and 6.
In May 2008, a Global Compact Labour Working Group was established under the auspices of the Global Compact Board. It is jointly chaired by Antonio Penalosa of the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) and Guy Ryder of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).
The ILO Helpdesk is a service from the International Labour Office that provides a one-stop-shop to help company managers and workers understand the application of international labour standards. Replies are prepared by a multi-disciplinary team, ensuring that users receive a comprehensive response. To submit a question to the Helpdesk, send an email to email@example.com.