Union complaints on Bank labour standards

26 October 2000

The International Federation of Building and Wood Workers’ Unions (IFBWW) has been trying to push the World Bank to insert core labour standard clauses into contracts for works under Bank-supported projects. The IFBWW recently wrote to the Bank complaining that its meetings and documents exchanges with the Bank since 1997 have yielded “no real policy developments” and demanding that “the Bank reflect the provisions of the core Conventions of the ILO and Convention Concerning Labour Clauses in Public Contracts in its procurement practices”.