Publications on tripartism and social dialogue
ILO Working paper 90
OSH and the COVID-19 pandemic: A legal analysis
15 March 2023
This study provides an analysis of how occupational safety and health (OSH) regulation responded to the circumstances of key workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Access to labour justice in collective labour disputes: Evidence from the updated IRLex database
22 February 2023
Collective labour disputes are an inevitable feature of the world of work and efficient, fair and accessible systems for the resolution of such disputes are an essential element of a well-functioning industrial relations system. The notion of access to labour justice encompasses judicial and non-judicial mechanisms and institutions dealing with the prevention and resolution of individual and collective labour disputes. This IRLex factsheets provides a comparative overview of legislation regulating mechanisms for the resolution of collective labour disputes of judicial, quasi-judicial and extrajudicial nature. Furthermore, it provides an overview of bipartite processes as well as of processes of third-party intervention and of the role that labour inspectorates and enforcement agencies play in securing effective access to justice.
Social Dialogue and the Sustainable Development Goals: An Essential Synergy for Human-Centred Development and Recovery
21 February 2023
Promoting tripartism and the participation of the social partners in national strategies intended to deliver on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, is key for attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially SDG 8 on Decent Work and Economic Growth, and for strengthening social dialogue in line with ILO standards. The present Brief reviews observed links between social dialogue and the SDGs.
Protection against acts of interference for employers' and workers' organizations: Evidence from the updated IRLex database
20 February 2023
Acts of interference can take many forms and may impact differently on workers’ and employers’ organizations and on their free and independent creation and functioning. International Labour Standards protect employers’ and workers’ organizations against interference both by each other and by the public authorities. This IRLex factsheet provides an overview of how protection against acts of interference is regulated by relevant ILO Conventions and applied in practice through the ILO supervisory system as well as a comparative analysis of how different legal systems provide protection against such acts and ensure its effective enforcement in practice.
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.
The role of employer and business membership organizations in promoting the labour market integration of refugees
13 December 2022
Good practices from Colombia, Germany, Türkiye and Uganda
Employment Situation in Latin America and the Caribbean (Number 27): Labour productivity in Latin America
09 December 2022
This edition of the Employment Situation in Latin America and the Caribbean report, jointly prepared twice-yearly by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the International Labour Organization (ILO), the organizations indicate that despite the recovery seen in labour markets in the first half of 2022, it is expected that in the second half the deceleration of growth will slow the region’s capacity to generate quality jobs.
ILO Working paper 85
Ride-hailing versus traditional taxi services: The experiences of taxi drivers in Lebanon
05 December 2022
This paper provides insights into the working conditions of platform-based taxi drivers, and engages critically with the development of taxi platforms in Lebanon and shows its dependence on venture capital funds, the “non‑uberized” economy, the State and the non-market society in Lebanon, which is experiencing a structural transformation of its economy and labour market.
Improving Workers' Data Rights
28 November 2022
The brief on Improving Workers’ Data Rights covers how workers’ data is collected and used in the context of changing workplace management practises and oversight instruments. It provides important recommendations for trade unions on opportunities and challenges towards collective action on safeguarding workers’ rights throughout the data lifecycle.
28 November 2022
The brief on Responsible Tech focuses on the responsible usage of information technologies that trade unions should be considering in their own internal operations. It follows the recommendations made during the first two briefs by providing guidance on how trade unions can ask the right questions in terms of the usage of new technologies by its staff and members, data protection of trade union data, cybersecurity as well as exploring options to utilising responsible software to ensure the privacy and rights of its staff and members.