Federation of International Employers

The Federation of International Employers (FedEE Global)
Company limited by guarantee
Traded as FedEE Global
Industry Employers organisation
Predecessor Federation of European Employers
Founded 1988
Founder Robin E.J Chater (Secretary-General)
Headquarters Bristol and Hong Kong, United Kingdom and Hong Kong
Number of locations
Area served
Services Information, analysis, advice, publications and training for multinational companies
Website http://www.fedee.com/

The Federation of International Employers / La Federación de Empresarios Internacionales (formerly The Federation of European Employers) was established in 1989 with the support of the European Commission. Today it operates independently and is the leading organisation for multinational employers and is also known as FedEE Global.[1] The Federation of International Employers was established in 1988 with financial support from the European Commission. Today it operates independently as the leading global organisation for multinational employers and is also known as FedEE Global.

The Federation's principal aims are to assist companies to achieve legal compliance, operate more effectively at an international level, improve transnational HR capabilities, network with other international executives, develop practical/equitable pay structures, evaluate new employment methods and trends, monitor employee participation and trade union activities and embrace workforce diversity.


In 1988, the organisation was founded as the Federation of European Employers by current Secretary-General Robin E.J Chater in order to assist human resource professionals operating in Europe.

The head office was originally located in London, UK - but with its relaunch in 2014 as a global organization the organization changed its operational headquarters to Bristol, UK and Hong Kong.[2] As a further development in 2014, the Federation became the principal sponsor of a new business networking community called butN. The butN system allows business travelers to link up and meet face-to-face.

Work of the Federation

In addition to providing legal information, updates and advice, the Federation compiles labour statistics and economic data, and creates policy checklists and model policies for service providers.[3]

Areas of changes monitored by the Federation include: union developments (changes in structure, membership, campaigns, protests and strike activity); evolution and operation of works councils; pay and benefit trends and new elements in collective agreements; remuneration; corporate governance rules and corporate ethics; income tax; health and safety; working time and leave; privacy at work; employee recruitment; work and residence permits; pensions and social security; financial participation plans; business transfers; termination of employment contracts; discrimination and equal opportunity.

As an employers’ organisation, the Federation also acts as a think tank in a wide range of employment-related fields.[4]


  1. "Federation of European Employers". Retrieved 2 October 2013.
  2. "Economist Conferences". Retrieved 2 October 2013.
  3. "Best Practice: Healthy Workplace, Healthy Workforce - Guidance for Managers". Retrieved 2 October 2013.
  4. Fennell, Edward (7 March 2013). "In the City: Edward Fennell". The Times. Retrieved 2 October 2013.

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