Publications on Collective bargaining and labour relations


  1. Issue Brief no. 3 - Labour Relations and Collective Bargaining

    Collective bargaining and non-standard forms of employment: Practices that reduce vulnerability and ensure work is decent

    14 December 2015

    Collective bargaining is widely recognized as an important tool for improving working conditions and labour relations, but can it play the same role for workers in non-standard forms of employment? This issue brief looks at the ways in which collective bargaining is used to negotiate better terms and conditions of employment for workers in temporary and part-time employment, and in forms of employment involving multiple parties, such as temporary agency work.

  2. Issue Brief no. 2 - Labour Relations and Collective Bargaining

    Improving working conditions for domestic workers: organizing, coordinated action and bargaining

    04 December 2015

    This Issue Brief examines innovative approaches to workers’ and employers’ organizations and collective bargaining that protect domestic workers from the risk of being engaged in unacceptable forms of work and afford them effective and inclusive labour protection.

  3. Publication

    Collective Bargaining in the Public Service in the European Union

    25 November 2015

    The ILO’s Sectoral Policies Department (SECTOR) presents a compilation of practices in collective agreements in the public service in the European Union. This selection shows how the principles of Convention No. 151 have been implemented through legislation and/or collective bargaining.

  4. Interactive catalogue

    Freedom of association and collective bargaining - A catalogue of ILO resources

    10 November 2015

    This catalogue gives an overview of key ILO knowledge resources and publications on freedom of association and collective bargaining. For each resource, you will find a short summary and relevant publication information.

  5. Country Baselines

    2015 Annual Review under the follow-up to the ILO 1998 Declaration - Compilation 2000-2015

    04 November 2015

  6. Publication

    Enhancing collective bargaining and amicable settlement of labour dispute mechanisms (Final Evaluation Summary)

    23 June 2015

    Project: SBU/12/02/RUS - Evaluation Consultants: Marija Nashokovska (team leader), Glajina Ognajanov and Mihaela Vidaicu

  7. Publication

    International standards related to domestic workers and women migrant workers

    01 June 2015

    The GMS TRIANGLE project in Cambodia is collaborating with UNWOMEN to work with MOLVT towards ratification of ILO Convention 189 and Recommendation 201 on Domestic Workers. Two initial technical working group meetings have been held with tripartite constituent participation on 5 February and 30 March, both times followed by wider consultation workshops on 25-26 February and 12 May. During these initial consultations, all stakeholders including MOLVT voiced their support to ratification. All partners are currently working to approve a roadmap to ratification by the end of 2015.

  8. Publication

    Promoting social dialogue and enhancing labour governance in Tunisia (Final evaluation Summary)

    21 April 2015

    Project: TUN/12/01/NOR - Evaluation Consultant: Martin Herbert

  9. An explanatory brochure

    Promoting collective bargaining (C154 & R163)

    09 April 2015

  10. International Labour Review, Vol. 154 (2015), No. 1

    Shrinking collective bargaining coverage, increasing income inequality: A comparison of five EU countries

    07 April 2015

    Wage-setting institutions can play a crucial part in containing the socio-economically destabilizing growth of income inequality. Using an analytical framework that distinguishes between protective and participative standards, the author examines their respective effects on the incidence of low-paid employment and income inequality under the wage-setting systems of Belgium, France, Germany, Sweden and the United Kingdom. His comparative focus on the interplay of statutory minimum wages and collective wage bargaining shows that while the latter is more effective than the former at reducing inequality, both require state intervention, with particular emphasis on participative standards to counter the erosion of industrial relations institutions.