Mongolia policy brief: Freedom of Association and Collective bargaining

This policy brief is part of a series providing information on international labour standards and their implementation in Mongolia.

This policy brief relates specifically to freedom of association and collective bargaining. It highlights key features of the Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87) and the Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention, 1949 (No. 98), as well as setting out other relevant ILO instruments. It explains the scope and conduct of collective bargaining, as well as the benefits it can provide to workers, employers, the economy and society as a whole.

The brief considers Mongolian law and practice in respect of freedom of association and collective bargaining, highlighting areas in which both could be improved and providing recommendations.

The brief also examines collective bargaining in the rural economy, including rural cooperatives; the right to strike and its application in Mongolia; and how workers’ organizations can negotiate protections for vulnerable workers, including women, migrants and persons with disabilities.