Workers’ living and working conditions can only be improved in a lasting manner if their voice carries the right level of weight on the ground. Therefore, Solidar Suisse promotes the development of democratically organized trade unions. We inform workers of their rights, support them in their struggle to secure an increase to the minimum wage and run workshops to strengthen their negotiating position. Effective unions are decisive in achieving a power shift in global supply chains and social equity. in the context of small-scale farming we support cooperatives for the same reasons.