13 May 2016
This paper examines how the emergence and change of the fragmented cross-national production system affects social upgrading in developing countries, focusing on the impact of private governance on labour conditions and workers’ rights. It also discusses the role of private voluntary standards in governing labour relations in GSCs, and their limitations and tensions with buyers’ purchasing practices.
31 March 2016
16 March 2016
This mobile app allows business managers and auditors to create interactive checklists that will help them ensure a forced labour-free operation. There are 38 checkpoints in total – each one provides best-practice recommendations for taking action.
Greening Economies, Enterprises and Jobs: The role of employers’ organizations in the promotion of environmentally sustainable economies and enterprises
15 March 2016
This resource guide provides an overview on: the evolving contribution of business to the sustainable development debate; planetary boundaries, environmental challenges and their implications for business; the greening of enterprises and workplaces, and; the role that business and employers’ organizations can play in lobbying and service development in the environmental field.
Internal Labour Migration in Myanmar: Building an evidence-base on patterns in migration, human trafficking and forced labour
21 December 2015
This report presents the results of a survey conducted in mid-2015 among 7,295 internal labour migrants across all 14 states/regions in Myanmar. The respondents were interviewed about jobs in 13 industries in the private sector, including construction, mining, agriculture, manufacturing, fishing, forestry, domestic work and others. Analysis of the survey data points to patterns in the recruitment, migration, working and living conditions among respondents, as well as indicators of abuse and exploitation imposed on workers by employers and recruiters.
19 December 2015
This paper is focused on those employed in the central civil service and those employed in local and regional government in Germany and the UK.
16 December 2015
The objective of this Delphi study was to explore and find consensus among diverse stakeholders on potential dimensions and descriptors of UFW; this, in turn, would serve as a framework to identify what measures could be undertaken to enable transition from working conditions that are unacceptable, to conditions that allow workers to work and live in dignity.
14 December 2015
Unacceptable forms of work (UFW) have been identified by the International Labour Organization (ILO) as work in conditions that deny fundamental principles and rights at work, put at risk the lives, health, freedom, human dignity and security of workers or keep households in conditions of poverty.The report takes as the central purpose of identifying UFW to devise targeted social and economic policies that aim to eliminate or transform jobs that are entirely unacceptable
11 December 2015
How can governments advance the effective recognition of this fundamental right? Which policies and institutions promote collective bargaining and how might they be established?
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.