Tools and Services on Working Conditions

2013

  1. Publication

    Work Sharing during the Great Recession: New developments and beyond

    18 June 2013

    This volume presents the concept and history of work sharing, how it can be used as a strategy for preserving jobs and also its potential for increasing employment − including the complexities and trade-offs involved. Work-sharing programmes used during the Great Recession of 2008−09 are analysed for several European countries and other countries around the world.

  2. Publication

    The Informal Economy and Decent Work: A Policy Resource Guide supporting transitions to formality

    15 May 2013

    This practical Policy Resource Guide is the first initiative to bring together a synthesis of knowledge, policy innovations and good practices facilitating transition to formality.

  3. Publication

    Shared Harvests: Agriculture, Trade, and Employment (ILO-UNCTAD)

    14 May 2013

    The edited volume “Shared Harvests: Agriculture, Trade and Employment” is the outcome of a technical cooperation project entitled “Assessing and Addressing the Effects of Trade and Employment” managed jointly by the European Commission and the International Labour Office (ILO) with funding from the European Union, and collaborative work between the ILO and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The research findings in this volume emphasize the need to make agriculture (or re-establish it as) a high policy priority, particularly in the domains of development, trade, and employment.

  4. Publication

    Public Sector Shock: The impact of policy retrenchment in Europe

    24 April 2013

    On the basis of a comparative and comprehensive assessment, illustrated by case studies in education, health and public administration, policy issues are discussed with the aim of finding the right mix of public sector reforms.

  5. ILO Research paper No. 4

    The comments of the ILO's Supervisory bodies: Usefulness in the context of the sanction-based dimension of labour provisions in US free trade agreements

    21 March 2013

    This paper looks at recent complaints under the labour chapters of three US trade agreements – the CAFTA-DR, the US-Bahrain and the US-Peru FTAs – and undertakes a preliminary analysis of the use of the comments of the ILO’s supervisory bodies in the regulation mechanisms of labour provisions contained in those trade agreements

  6. Handbook

    Understanding the Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention

    19 February 2013

    This handbook explains Convention No. 169 (1989) to governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations, as well as for indigenous and tribal peoples.

  7. Publication

    National system for recording and notification of occupational diseases: Practical guide

    02 January 2013

    This practical guide has been prepared to help member States to establish and improve their national systems for recording and notification of occupational diseases. It is aimed at relevant people in the responsible authorities, such as the ministries of labour, health, and social security; at those in occupational safety and health inspection, occupational safety and health services, national social security institutions, and compensation boards; and at employers, workers and their organizations. It also includes practical and detailed guidance on compiling and analyzing data collected through national disease surveillance systems.

2012

  1. Publication

    Improvement of national reporting, data collection and analysis of occupational accidents and diseases

    12 December 2012

    This report focuses on the importance of national reporting of occupational accidents and diseases and how it can be improved, as well as data collection systems and how the data can be evaluated and analyzed.

  2. Publication

    The tripartite process of determining hazardous child labour - Guide for facilitators

    30 August 2012

    This Guide is designed for the Government unit tasked with organizing and facilitating the Tripartite Consultations that will result in either a new or a revised list of hazardous child labour for the country.

  3. Publication

    Effective Protection for Domestic Workers: A guide to designing labour laws

    23 May 2012

    This guide is a practical tool for those involved in national legislative processes and in the design of labour laws, including government officials and representatives of workers’ and employers’ organizations.