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  1. ILO InfoStory

    Collective bargaining for an inclusive, sustainable and resilient recovery

    21 September 2022

    The COVID-19 crisis starkly underlined the importance of collective bargaining. Discover how collective agreements negotiated during the pandemic protected workers, safeguarded business continuity, and paved the way for a future with decent digital work.

  2. Document

    Iran - Country baselines under the ILO Declaration (2021)

    14 September 2022

    Freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining

  3. Document

    Cook Islands - Country baselines under the ILO Declaration (2021)

    14 September 2022

    Freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining

  4. News

    Employers’ and workers’ organizations of Timor-Leste agree to establish a National Bipartite Forum for Social Dialogue

    24 August 2022

    Representatives of employers’ and workers’ organizations of Timor-Leste, with support from the ILO, sign an agreement to establish a National Bipartite Forum for Social Dialogue, aimed to strengthen the collaboration of both parties for decent work and productivity promotion in the country.

  5. 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.

  6. News

    Timor-Leste strengthens its workplace cooperation with socialization of grievance policy and procedure

    04 August 2022

    To improve bipartite conflict management services, the ILO and key labour actors of Timor-Leste socialize the grievance policy and procedure at municipality level.

  7. Document

    Brunei Darussalam - Country baselines under the ILO Declaration (2021)

    08 July 2022

    Freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining

  8. 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)

  9. Factsheet

    Extension of collective agreements: Evidence from the updated IRLex database

    30 June 2022

    Collective agreements are the result of collective bargaining negotiations between one or more workers’ organizations on one hand and one or more employers or employers’ organizations on the other to determine working conditions and terms of employment and regulate the relationships between workers and employers and their respective organizations. As per general principles of contract law such agreements should be binding only on the signatory parties of the agreement. Nonetheless, often regulatory frameworks provide for the extension of collective agreements beyond the signatory parties subject to the respect of certain conditions or requirements. This factsheet based on the IRLex database, provides a comparative overview of legal frameworks regulating extension mechanisms.

  10. Trade union capacity building

    Indonesian trade unions enhance their capacity to promote collective bargaining and dispute resolution in palm oil sector

    27 June 2022

    The ILO through its Advancing Workers’ Rights in Indonesia and Malaysia’s Palm Oil Sector project enhances the capacity of trainers and branch leaders of the national trade union confederations and their federations to improve conditions of work and promote social dialogue for dispute resolution.