Publications on Collective bargaining and labour relations

2023

  1. ILO Working paper 86

    Negotiations by workers in the informal economy

    04 January 2023

    This paper provides empirical evidence from Africa, Asia and the Americas on negotiations and collective bargaining by workers in the informal economy.

2022

  1. Factsheet

    Protection against acts of anti-union discrimination: Evidence from the updated IRLex database

    25 November 2022

    Anti-union discrimination is one of the most serious violations of freedom of association, as it may jeopardize the very existence of trade unions. This IRLex factsheet provides a summary of the International Labour Standards protecting workers against acts of anti-union discrimination as well as a comparative overview of how different legal system around the world seek to regulate it and ensure its effective protection.

  2. Publication

    70 Years of the ILO Committee on Freedom of Association: A Reliable Compass in Any Weather

    03 November 2022

  3. Publication

    Conducting and contributing to Evaluations of National Action Plans on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work: A step-by-step guide

    20 October 2022

    These guidelines attempt to highlight the key stages in which we can appropriate integrate all Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work along the evaluation process of National Action Plans (NAPs) on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW).

  4. ILO Working paper 80

    Realizing the opportunities of the platform economy through freedom of association and collective bargaining

    30 September 2022

    This study provides empirical evidence from different regions of the world to identify avenues for platform economy workers to access freedom of association and collective bargaining.

  5. Public services

    Building a high quality public service in Sri Lanka through workplace reform

    28 September 2022

    The public service is a major employer in Sri Lanka, engaging some 1.4 million people. This Report recommends fundamental changes to the status quo: a new approach to workplace relations; a new human resource capability; new structures, processes and practices; and a new ethos.

  6. ILO Working Paper 74

    Collective bargaining in seven European countries throughout the pandemic

    23 August 2022

    This Working Paper investigates developments in social dialogue and collective bargaining during the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic in a selection of European countries.

  7. Country Baselines

    2020-2021 Annual Review under the follow-up to the ILO 1998 Declaration - Compilation of baseline tables, by country

    08 July 2022

    (based on the reports of Member States that have not ratified all fundamental Conventions and/or that have not ratified the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930)

  8. Factsheet

    Extension of collective agreements: Evidence from the updated IRLex database

    30 June 2022

    Collective agreements are the result of collective bargaining between one or more workers' organisations, on the one hand, and one or more employers or employers' organisations, on the other hand, to determine the terms and conditions of employment and to regulate the relations between workers and employers and their respective organisations. In accordance with general principles of contract law, such agreements should only be binding on the parties to the agreement. However, regulatory frameworks often provide for the extension of collective agreements beyond the signatory parties subject to the fulfilment of certain conditions or requirements. This factsheet, based on the IRLex database, provides a comparative overview of the legal frameworks regulating extension mechanisms.

  9. Decent Work in Garment Supply Chains Asia

    Employment, wages and productivity in the Asian garment sector: Taking stock of recent trends

    24 June 2022

    The report takes stock of employment, wages and productivity in the Asian garment sector by exploring data and policy insights to highlight trends, patterns and ways forward for a better future of work. By utilising updated data insights, the report outlines persisting decent work deficits as the garment sector evolves, and the prioritised support needed to overcome such challenges.