Tools and Services on Working Conditions
Report III (Part 1B)
General Survey on the occupational safety and health instruments concerning the promotional framework, construction, mines and agriculture
08 February 2017
Collection and Use of Labour Inspection Statistics - A short guide
11 January 2017
This guide is intended to introduce governments, in particular ministries of labour and labour inspectorates, the importance of labour inspection statistics and benefits that can be derived from them. The guide presents, in a user-friendly manner, practical advice about labour inspection information and statistics. It details why these statistics are useful and ways in which they can increase the efficiency of inspectorates; what areas they should cover; and how they can be produced, interpreted and presented to stakeholders.
Resolving individual labour disputes: A comparative overview
23 December 2016
This book examines the institutions and mechanisms for settlement of individual labour disputes in various countries.
Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 85
Evaluating the effects of the structural labour market reforms on collective bargaining in Greece
15 December 2016
The present report assesses the social and economic impact of the changes in the regulatory framework of collective bargaining in Greece.
Formalizing domestic work
05 December 2016
Many countries around the world are at the onset of a care crisis: with the ageing of the population, and continually increasing rates of female labour participation, families are increasingly turning to domestic workers to care for their homes, children, and ageing parents. While an increasing share of domestic work is part of the formal economy, domestic work remains one of the sectors with the highest share of informal employment. This new ILO report calls for a combination of incentives and compliance to reduce high levels of informality in domestic work.
Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers and their Families
Decent work for migrant domestic workers: Moving the agenda forward
24 November 2016
This report is part of a broader ILO strategy to promote Decent Work for Domestic Workers. It builds on knowledge generated in the context of the European Union-funded Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers and their Families (2013–2016).
Governance and Tripartism working paper series
Post-crisis social dialogue in Spain: The calm after the storm
01 November 2016
This study examines the challenges facing tripartite social dialogue in Spain and its potential for revitalization following the timid steps taken by successive governments and the social partners. The authors contrast this situation to the resilience of bipartite social dialogue between trade unions and employer organizations, and the positive contribution it made to coordinating collective bargaining through this difficult economic and political period. The report highlights a number of good practices in seeking to re-launch tripartite social dialogue, including a 2014 Declaration of Intent signed by trade unions, employers’ organizations and the government, and a pact on employment activation policies for the long-term unemployed. These achievements are promising, although additional efforts are needed to fully revitalize social dialogue and contribute to a stronger economic and labour market recovery. The paper considers also the role of social dialogue in key policy issues such as labour market and pension reforms, and the formulation and implementation of National Reform Programmes in the context of the European Semester.
Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 59
The (missing) link between wages and productivity in the Philippines: What role for collective bargaining and the new two-tier wage system?
07 October 2016
Issue Brief no. 4 - Labour Relations and Collective Bargaining
Negotiating for gender equality
27 September 2016
Inequality of opportunity, treatment and outcomes between women and men still persists in global labour markets. Achieving gender equality in the workplace remains one of the biggest challenges for governments, social partners and management at enterprise level. Gender-based discrimination often occurs at the recruitment stage on grounds of pregnancy, or potential child bearing and rearing and the gender pay gap remains high across the world. In addition, women are more likely to be affected by violence at work, whether physical, psychological or sexual. This Issue Brief focuses on the obstacles to gender equality at work and how collective bargaining can be used as an effective tool to overcome these challenges.
The Right to Social Security in the Constitutions of the World: Broadening the moral and legal space for social justice
02 September 2016
ILO Global Study, Volume 1: EUROPE