Publications on tripartism and social dialogue

  1. Labour migration

    Executive summary: migrant workers’ rights to freedom of association and collective bargaining

    01 June 2023

    This executive summary outlines the key findings of the report on migrant workers’ rights to freedom of association and collective bargaining.

  2. Publication

    A Review of Wage Setting through Collective Bargaining

    30 May 2023

  3. ILO Working paper 90

    OSH and the COVID-19 pandemic: A legal analysis

    15 March 2023

    This study provides an analysis of how occupational safety and health (OSH) regulation responded to the circumstances of key workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  4. Factsheet

    Access to labour justice in collective labour disputes: Evidence from the updated IRLex database

    22 February 2023

    Collective labour disputes are an inevitable feature of the world of work and efficient, fair and accessible systems for the resolution of such disputes are an essential element of a well-functioning industrial relations system. The notion of access to labour justice encompasses judicial and non-judicial mechanisms and institutions dealing with the prevention and resolution of individual and collective labour disputes. This IRLex factsheets provides a comparative overview of legislation regulating mechanisms for the resolution of collective labour disputes of judicial, quasi-judicial and extrajudicial nature. Furthermore, it provides an overview of bipartite processes as well as of processes of third-party intervention and of the role that labour inspectorates and enforcement agencies play in securing effective access to justice.

  5. Policy Brief

    Social Dialogue and the Sustainable Development Goals: An Essential Synergy for Human-Centred Development and Recovery

    21 February 2023

    Promoting tripartism and the participation of the social partners in national strategies intended to deliver on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, is key for attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially SDG 8 on Decent Work and Economic Growth, and for strengthening social dialogue in line with ILO standards. The present Brief reviews observed links between social dialogue and the SDGs.

  6. Factsheet

    Protection against acts of interference for employers' and workers' organizations: Evidence from the updated IRLex database

    20 February 2023

    Acts of interference can take many forms and may impact differently on workers’ and employers’ organizations and on their free and independent creation and functioning. International Labour Standards protect employers’ and workers’ organizations against interference both by each other and by the public authorities. This IRLex factsheet provides an overview of how protection against acts of interference is regulated by relevant ILO Conventions and applied in practice through the ILO supervisory system as well as a comparative analysis of how different legal systems provide protection against such acts and ensure its effective enforcement in practice.

  7. Publication

    The Future of Work in the Arts and Entertainment Sector

    12 January 2023

    Report for the Technical Meeting on the Future of Work in the Arts and Entertainment sector (Geneva, 13–17 February 2023)

  8. ILO Working paper 86

    Negotiations by workers in the informal economy

    04 January 2023

    This paper provides empirical evidence from Africa, Asia and the Americas on negotiations and collective bargaining by workers in the informal economy.

  9. Publication

    The role of employer and business membership organizations in promoting the labour market integration of refugees

    13 December 2022

    Good practices from Colombia, Germany, Türkiye and Uganda

  10. Publication

    Employment Situation in Latin America and the Caribbean (Number 27): Labour productivity in Latin America

    09 December 2022

    This edition of the Employment Situation in Latin America and the Caribbean report, jointly prepared twice-yearly by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the International Labour Organization (ILO), the organizations indicate that despite the recovery seen in labour markets in the first half of 2022, it is expected that in the second half the deceleration of growth will slow the region’s capacity to generate quality jobs.