Publications

2013

  1. Emerging good practices related to training and job placement of persons with disabilities in lebanon

    18 December 2013

    This report is the product of a collaborative effort bringing together Arcenciel, the Lebanese Physical Handicapped Union, and the Forum of the Handicapped Association, UNRWA and the ILO.

  2. A study on the gender pay gap in the private education sector in Jordan

    26 November 2013

    The working paper covers the gender pay gap in the private education sector in Jordan and provides empirical evidence on a sector that is highly feminized.

  3. ILO Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Jordan

    21 November 2013

    The ILO has developed its own development-focused strategy to respond to the crisis in Jordan.

  4. National Action Plan to Eliminate the Worst Forms of Child Labour in Lebanon by 2016

    07 November 2013

    The National Action Plan to Eliminate the Worst Forms of Child Labour in Lebanon by 2016 seeks to put Lebanon’s international commitments into practice on a national scale by reaching out to everyone who has a stake in a fairer society: workers, employers, and local communities.

  5. Manual for UNRWA Employment Service Centres

    31 October 2013

    This manual is developed as a self-instructional guidebook for staff working in UNRWA employment service centres supporting Palestine refugees in UNRWA’s five fields of operation. It can also be used by all staff providing education, career guidance and counselling to Palestine refugees.

  6. Equal Pay - An introductory guide

    04 October 2013

    Ensuring that the work done by women and men is valued fairly and ending pay discrimination is essential to achieving gender equality. However, pay inequality continues to persist and gender pay gaps in some instances have stagnated or even increased.

  7. The Role of Better Work Jordan

    30 September 2013

    Better Work Jordan – a joint initiative between the ILO and the International Finance Corporation – introduced the idea of a collective bargaining agreement to the employers and the garment union in early 2012.

  8. The Collective Bargaining Agreement: A Brief History

    30 September 2013

    2008 – In efforts to promote labour management relations and improve social dialogue in the sector, Better Work Jordan helped to establish Performance Improvement Consultative Committees (PICCs) in factories participating in the programme. These committees, which have now spread to two-thirds of the 60 factories currently participating in the programme, consist of both management and union representatives and are responsible for developing and implementing the improvement activities of factories.

  9. Benefits of the Collective Bargaining Agreement

    30 September 2013

    The agreement aims to improve the working and living conditions of tends of thousands of workers and their families, and to reduce the incidence of industrial action by establishing mechanisms to resolve labour disputes.

  10. A Collective Bargaining Agreement for Jordan's Ready Made Garment Sector

    30 September 2013

    The agreement, which will affect 55,000 workers, 40,000 of whom work in the export sector, is one of the most comprehensive collective bargaining agreements to be found in Jordan and in the apparel sector globally. It is a significant step for the garment sector in Jordan, and will play a major role in strengthening worker representation, social dialogue and industrial relations.