30 March 2023 — News

Towards sustainable and competitive TCLF industries with decent jobs in Southeast Europe

European social partners sign a joint declaration and affirm their commitment to jointly support sustainable, competitive TCLF industries with decent working conditions in Southeast Europe

Over 80 people gathered in Bucharest, Romania, on 28 – 29 March 2023 for a major international conference. The event focused on how the textiles, clothing, leather, and footwear (TCLF) industries in Southeast Europe can transition to more sustainable industries while remaining competitive in a fierce global market focused on ’fast fashion’. The importance of strong social partners and quality social dialogue was underlined by the signing of the Bucharest Declaration. The declaration commits social partners to strengthen their engagement and joint work for a positive future for both employers and workers.

You can read the full declaration here!