Projects on Collective bargaining and labour relations


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  1. Promoting Social Dialogue and Harmonious Industrial Relations in Bangladesh Ready-Made Garment Industry

    1 November 2015 - 31 December 2020,

    Following major garment factory accidents in 2012 and 2013, the ILO (International Labour Organization) developed a comprehensive programme to support the Government’s efforts to engage in a much-needed reform process, to improve safety, working conditions and rights at work in this sector, including workers’ and employers’ right to organise, bargain and dialogue at the workplace.

  2. Improving labour relations for decent work and sustainable development in the Myanmar garment industry

    1 July 2016 - 30 September 2019,

    This project aims to contribute to the reduction of poverty and the empowerment of women in Myanmar by improving labour relations, social dialogue and gender equality in the garment industry.

  3. Rights at Work: promoting harmonious labour relations through collective bargaining in China

    29 August 2016 - 28 August 2019,

    This project aims to build the institutional capacity of Chinese workers, employers, and their respective organizations to carry out voluntary collective bargaining and to resolve labor disputes efficiently and effectively. The program further aims to support the ILO's tripartite constituents in China to strengthen collective bargaining institutions and governance frameworks for the promotion and improved application of core labor standards, especially in relation to disadvantaged groups of workers.

  4. New industrial relations framework in respect of the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles & Rights at Work (NIRF/FPRW) in Viet Nam

    20 December 2016 - 31 December 2018,

    The project's development goal is to contribute to sustainable and inclusive economic growth of Vietnam by building effective industrial relations institutions and practices based on freedom of association and effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining.

  5. Labour Standards in Global Supply Chains: A Programme of Action for Asia and the Garment Sector

    1 December 2014 - 31 December 2018, Bangkok, Thailand

    The project is currently in its second phase.This project is designed to produce knowledge and tools which can be used by the social partners at the factory, national, regional and global levels to improve wages and working conditions throughout the globalized supply chain. Cambodia, Indonesia and Pakistan are particular beneficiary countries, within the Asian regional and global contexts. 1 December 2014 - 31 January 2016 (Phase I). Phase II starts from 1 February 2016 to 31 March 2017.

  6. GSP+ beneficiary countries to effectively implement International Labour Standards and comply with reporting obligations

    24 November 2016 - 24 November 2018, Manila, Philippines

    The project, funded by the European Commission, contributes to better application of freedom of association and right to collective bargaining in the Philippines, focusing on measures to better address allegations concerning violation of workers’ rights in the context civil liberties.

  7. International Study on Social Dialogue

    1 January - 31 August 2018,

    The goal of the Global Deal Flagship Report is to provide an international portrait of the state of social dialogue to identify challenges and opportunities, promote exchange of ideas and experiences, discuss joint projects and solutions and provide solid evidence to policy-makers and stakeholders. It will work as the follow-up for the Global Deal partnership gathering positive examples of work on social dialogue and sound industrial relations frompartners.. It will showcase the voluntary commitments to the Global Deal by partners. The Report will build a strong case for social dialogue as a fundamental driver of decent work, inclusive growth and sustainable development more broadly emphasising the Global Deal as a partnership in line with sustainable development goal 17 and as a concrete input to several other goals. It will identify policies and other measures that can enhance the positive contribution of social dialogue to sustainable development with a focus on decent work and inclusive growth.

  8. Improving industrial relations for decent work and sustainable development of the textile and garment industry in Ethiopia

    1 September 2015 - 31 August 2018, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

  9. Best Practices on Social Dialogue and Industrial Relations

    1 November 2017 - 31 March 2018,

    Planned activities: Undertake research to collect best practices on social dialogue and industrial relations processes and mechanisms targeting mainly Global Deal associated partners. Purpose and objectives of the activities against which the results will be reported: Selected governments, workers and employers' organisations at national and global levels, private sector companies and multinationals. Target groups: Identify best practices focusing on social dialogue and industrial relations and coordinate national and international consultants to carry out timely research to highlight case studies in support of the Global Deal.

  10. Promoting worker rights and competitiveness in Egyptian export industries

    1 October 2011 - 31 July 2017,

    The Project aims to contribute to the promotion of decent work in Egypt by supporting improved compliance with fundamental principles and rights at work. Accordingly, the main focus of the Project is to improve workplace cooperation and labour law compliance through capacity building and joint training programmes for both, employers and workers in labour-intensive export sectors.