Publications on Employment Security

  1. Research Department Working Paper n°31

    Spotlight on sexual violence and harassment in commercial agriculture: Lower and middle income countries

    28 May 2018

    Sexual violence and harassment among commercial agricultural workers is widespread, perhaps even pervasive, throughout the world. This paper summarizes information from a synthesis of research conducted on sexual violence and harassment in four commercial agriculture contexts; one in Africa, one in Asia, and two in Latin America.

  2. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 103

    On-call work in the Netherlands: trends, impact, and policy solutions

    23 April 2018

  3. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 102

    On-call and related forms of casual work in New Zealand and Australia

    23 April 2018

  4. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 101

    Zero-Hours Work in the United Kingdom

    06 April 2018

  5. Factsheet no. 5 - Labour Relations and Collective Bargaining

    Grievance handling

    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.

  6. Publication

    Employment in multinational enterprises in Mexico: Analysis of economic census

    13 March 2018

    The objective of these studies is to stimulate a dialogue among national bodies —principally national statistics offices but also central banks, investment promotion agencies and other entities involved in collecting such data—to identify good practices and how ILO could better support these important efforts.

  7. Publication

    Measurement of the employment and labour-related impacts of MNEs in Mexico: an analysis of two different methodologies

    13 March 2018

    The objective of these studies is to stimulate a dialogue among national bodies—principally national statistics offices but also central banks, investment promotion agencies and other entities involved in collecting such data—to identify good practices and how ILO could better support these important efforts.

  8. Publication

    Measurement of the employment and labour-related impacts of MNEs: a proposal for action

    13 March 2018

    In section 1 the operational definition of MNE as used by different international institutions and databases is discussed and the common components are highlighted. An overview of the availability of statistics on the operation of MNEs is provided in Section 3. A review of the major data sources and analysis of the variables available by compiling countries is carried out in order to detect their usefulness to measure the impacts of MNEs according to the principles of the MNE Declaration. Based on these principles, some decent work indicators to assess the MNEs employment and labour-related impacts are proposed in Section 4. Some recommendations for further work and country case studies are suggested in Section 5.

  9. Publication

    Measurement of the employment and labour-related impacts of Multinational Enterprises (MNEs)

    13 March 2018

    This report is produced for the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Multinational Enterprises and Enterprise Engagement Unit by Richard Sidebottom . It provides an analysis of how to measure the impact of MNEs, with a particular focus on developing countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).

  10. Publication

    More and Better Jobs through Socially Responsible Labour and Business Practices in the Electronics Sector of Viet Nam

    06 February 2018

    This report seeks to contribute to the question of how enterprises can generate more and better jobs through socially responsible labour and business practices in the Vietnamese electronics sector, taking into account the evolving transnational production system as Viet Nam is further integrated in the global economy. Electronics has become the largest export-oriented industry in Viet Nam and is primarily led by major multinational enterprises (MNEs) producing in Viet Nam.