Publications on tripartism and social dialogue

  1. ILO Working paper 80

    Realizing the opportunities of the platform economy through freedom of association and collective bargaining

    30 September 2022

    This study provides empirical evidence from different regions of the world to identify avenues for platform economy workers to access freedom of association and collective bargaining.

  2. Publication

    Building a high quality public service in Sri Lanka through workplace reform

    28 September 2022

    The public service is a major employer in Sri Lanka, engaging some 1.4 million people. This Report recommends fundamental changes to the status quo: a new approach to workplace relations; a new human resource capability; new structures, processes and practices; and a new ethos.

  3. International Journal of Labour Research

    Trade Union Revitalization: Organizing new forms of work including platform workers

    26 September 2022

    The 2022 edition of the International Journal of Labour Research comes at a critical time, marked both by multidimensional crises affecting many countries around the world and by a surge in the attraction and influence of trade unions in responding to these crises. This year edition highlights the experiences of trade union revitalization worldwide with an emphasis on trade union unity and cooperation and the challenge of organizing new forms of work including platforms workers where young people are over-represented.

  4. ILO Working paper 76

    The role of tripartite social dialogue in facilitating a just transition: Experiences from selected countries

    30 August 2022

    This Working Paper analyses the role of tripartite social dialogue in supporting green workplaces and, more generally, promoting just transitions at enterprise level.

  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. ILO working paper 73

    Social dialogue in the Public Services in South Asia

    17 August 2022

    A comparative overview of the laws, institutions and practices in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka

  7. ILO Working paper 71

    How corporate social responsibility and sustainable development functions impact the workplace: A review of the literature

    11 July 2022

    This report sets out to analyse the emergence and distinctive impact of corporate social responsibility and sustainable development (CSR/SD) functions and professionals within organizations. By evaluating the literature on this topic, it seeks to clarify how leveraging the already established CSR/SD functions and professionals across organizations can contribute to the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) objective of achieving a future of work that provides decent and sustainable work opportunities for all.

  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. Rural economy

    Decent work deficits among rural workers

    07 July 2022

    This report is a summary of the findings of 16 case studies commissioned by the ILO Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) in mid-2021 to examine the situation concerning decent work and existing opportunities for trade union organizing in rural economies in selected countries and economic sectors in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Eastern Europe.

  10. 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.