Publications on freedom of association

June 2017

  1. Cooperatives and the World of Work Series No. 9

    Cooperatives and the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work: Cooperatives and Freedom of Association and Right to Collective Bargaining

    02 June 2017

    Freedom of association is an enabling right to the enjoyment of all other FPRW, as it opens the door to participatory actions against forced labour, the protection of children from abuses, and responsive measures based on non-discrimination and equality. This note looks at the role of cooperatives, both as employers and as organizations formed by workers, in promoting freedom of association to their members and workers.

May 2017

  1. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 87

    Sectoral collective bargaining, productivity and competitiveness in South Africa’s clothing value chain: manufacturers between a rock and a hard place

    16 May 2017

  2. Sustainable Development Goals

    Trade Union Reference Manual on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

    08 May 2017

    This reference manual, seeks to assist trade union leaders, members and sympathizers, in their engagement in these national strategies for sustainable development.

April 2017

  1. Publication

    Multinational enterprises and inclusive development: Harnessing national social dialogue institutions to address the governance gap

    01 April 2017

    This paper is a part of the research project of the Social Dialogue and Tripartism Unit of the Governance and Tripartism Department (DIALOGUE/GOVERNANCE) and the Multinational Enterprises and Enterprises Engagement Unit of the Enterprises Department (ENT/MULTI) whose main objective is to analyse and document country experiences in the area of tripartite social dialogue and multinational enterprises (MNEs) and foreign direct investment (FDI).

March 2017

  1. ILO Research paper No. 19

    Foreign trade barriers and jobs in global supply chains

    29 March 2017

    This paper aims to contribute to a better understanding of how trade and trade policies shape job creation and destruction across countries in the context of a globally fragmented production, by considering manufacturing and services jobs separately. The analysis takes into account not only tariff and non-tariff barriers to goods trade, but also barriers to services trade.

  2. Violence and Harassment at Work

    Violence and Harassment against Women and Men in the World of Work-Trade Union Perspective and Action

    08 March 2017

    Violence against women and men in the world of work is an abuse of power that affects the most marginalised workers. Women are disproportionately affected where unequal power relations, low pay, non-standard working conditions and other workplace abuses expose them to violence in the world of work. This report draws on the work of Global Union Federations and 35 national case studies from different sectors and countries across the world to show that through collective agreements, workplace policies and negotiations, campaigns and awareness raising, trade unions have taken constructive steps to tackle violence in the world of work. A key objective of the report is to promote a systematic approach to prevention and elimination of violence and harassment at work and to inform trade unions in building a strong position for the development of a standard-setting item at the International Labour Conference in 2018.

February 2017

  1. Report

    Working anytime, anywhere: The effects on the world of work

    15 February 2017

    This report considers the impact of telework/ICT-mobile work on the world of work. It synthesises research carried out by Eurofound’s network of European correspondents and ILO country experts.

January 2017

  1. Publication

    Collection and Use of Labour Inspection Statistics - A short guide

    11 January 2017

    This guide is intended to introduce governments, in particular ministries of labour and labour inspectorates, the importance of labour inspection statistics and benefits that can be derived from them. The guide presents, in a user-friendly manner, practical advice about labour inspection information and statistics. It details why these statistics are useful and ways in which they can increase the efficiency of inspectorates; what areas they should cover; and how they can be produced, interpreted and presented to stakeholders.

December 2016

  1. Publication

    Resolving individual labour disputes: A comparative overview

    23 December 2016

    This book examines the institutions and mechanisms for settlement of individual labour disputes in various countries.

  2. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 85

    Evaluating the effects of the structural labour market reforms on collective bargaining in Greece

    15 December 2016

    The present report assesses the social and economic impact of the changes in the regulatory framework of collective bargaining in Greece.