Freedom of Association

Freedom of association is a right that all workers and employers have - the freedom to form and join groups of their own choosing with elected representation - to promote and defend their interests concerning work. The main way to express Freedom of Association is through collective bargaining. This basic human right goes together with freedom of expression and is the basic of democratic representation and governance. People should be able to exercise their right to influence matters that directoly concern them. In other words, everyone's voice needs to be heard and taken into account.