Publications on Collective bargaining and labour relations
Freedom of association - Compilation of decisions of the Committee on Freedom of Association (PDF version)
20 June 2018
Sixth edition (2018)
Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 97
Multi-employer collective bargaining in South Africa
12 June 2018
In South Africa, collective bargaining operates at multiple levels. The main distinction to draw is between single-employer bargaining and multi-employer bargaining.
2017 Annual Review under the follow-up to the ILO 1998 Declaration - Compilation of baseline tables, by country
16 May 2018
(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)
Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 94
Organizing On-Demand: Representation, Voice, and Collective Bargaining in the Gig Economy
29 March 2018
Factsheet no. 5 - Labour Relations and Collective Bargaining
19 March 2018
Workers have rights and entitlements that are established in laws, employment contracts, collective agreements and workplace rules, as well as in custom and practice (the way things are normally done – and have been done for a long time – in a particular workplace, industry or occupation). We say that workers have a grievance when they believe that some aspect of these is not being respected by their employer. Grievances are usually described as ‘individual’ when only one worker is involved and ‘collective’ when a group of workers all believe they are suffering from the same breach of the rules. Grievances relate to addressing infringements of existing rights and entitlements, from bullying or harassment, to underpayment of wages, refusal to grant rest periods, weekly rest days or public holidays, discrimination or underpayment of bonuses or other entitlements.
Industrial relations in emerging economies: The quest for inclusive development
15 March 2018
This work examines industrial and employment relations in the emerging economies of Brazil, China, India, South Africa and Turkey while assessing the contribution of industrial relations to inclusive development.
Issue Brief no. 1 - Labour Relations and Collective Bargaining
Trends in collective bargaining coverage: stability, erosion or decline?
01 November 2017
Collective bargaining over wages and other working conditions between unions and employers is a key labour market institution in democratic societies. The coverage and impact of this institution varies over time and across countries. This policy brief examines differences in collective bargaining coverage for 75 countries.
Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 89
Social dialogue and economic performance - What matters for business, a review
15 September 2017
Access to justice for migrant workers in South-East Asia
28 July 2017
This report analyses access to justice for migrant workers in South-East Asia and provides recommendations for improving complaint mechanisms for labour rights abuses.
2016 Annual Review under the follow-up to the ILO 1998 Declaration - Compilation 2000-2016
24 July 2017