Employers’ Organizations

The ILO Global Business and Disability Network includes a number of employers’ organizations representing the collective interests of employers. One of the key goals of the Network is to strengthen the work of employers’ organizations so that they can influence small and medium-sized companies at the national level.

Below is a list of current employers’ organizations members:  

BusinessNZ, New Zealand

BusinessNZ is New Zealand’s largest advocacy group for enterprise and fosters policies leading to international competitiveness; balanced employment, economic and environmental legislation; compliance and tax levels that foster growth and investment; innovation and skill development; and an environment fostering the production of high value goods and services.


Bangladesh Employers’ Federation

The Bangladesh Employers’ Federation (BEF) promotes, encourages and protects the interest of employers in industrial relations to establish good relation among employers and workers. The main objective of the BEF is to provide guidance and assistance to employers in the field of industrial relations and to bring their concerted views on labour matters to the attention of the Government.



China Enterprise Confederation

The China Enterprise Confederation seeks an active role in the aspects of employer-related work, tripartite mechanism, research and investigation, employee training, business consulting, publication, information service, business evaluation and international cooperation. It comprises of 436,000 members, including state-owned enterprises and individual employers representing 30 industry sectors. 



Employers' Federation of Ceylon, Sri Lanka

The Employers' Federation of Ceylon (EFC) handles all social and labour relations matters on behalf of its members if 539 companies. The EFC established the Employers' Network on Disability in 2000 to increase the employment and training of people with disabilities within the Sri Lankan business community. The Network organizes job fairs, holds disability awareness-raising events, develops publicity materials and promotes vocational training of disabled persons through various activities.



Mauritius Employers' Federation

The Mauritius Employers' Federation (MEF) safeguards and defends the interests of its members and promotes free enterprise in Mauritius. MEF's present membership consists of 600 enterprises, predominantly from the private sector, and a dozen of parastatal bodies.



SOFOFA (Federation of Chilean Industry)

SOFOFA is an employer federation that promotes industrial development and economic growth in Chile, promoting and proposing public policies that foster investment, entrepreneurship, livelong professional training of human resources and employment creation. In addition, it stimulates private initiatives, free markets and open foreign trade.Currently, it affiliates approximately 2,500 companies of the industrial sector, 39 sectoral employers' organizations and 8 regional employers' organizations. Since 1992, SOFOFA has been promoting the inclusion of people with disabilities through its Disability Commission.



Turkish Confederation of Employer Associations

Turkish Confederation of Employer Associations (TİSK) is the sole umbrella organization representing Turkish employers in industrial relations. With 22 Employers’ Association members organized in different sectors, TİSK comprises more than 9,600 enterprises with more than 1,200,000 employees. Within the scope of its fundamental principles, it promotes diversity in workplaces, cooperates with other stakeholders in dealing with employment of men and women with disabilities, and undertakes projects on corporate social responsibility. 


US Council for International Business

The US Council for International Business (USCIB) promotes an open system of world trade, finance and investment for its membership of 300 global corporations, professional firms and industry associations. The Council is the US business organization that consults with major intergovernmental organizations and formulates policy positions through its committees of corporate and business experts drawn from its membership on a wide range of economic and financial matters.




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