Tools and Services on Working Conditions

2015

  1. Factsheet no. 4 - Labour Relations and Collective Bargaining

    The application of collective agreements

    14 December 2015

    Ideally, workers and managers will ensure that collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) are applied. Managers will make sure that workers are paid the agreed rates and that working conditions are as specified in the latest agreement. Trade union officers will communicate with workers, explaining what has been agreed and discussing how to approach the implementation of any changes. Managers and trade union representatives together will monitor the application of the agreement and work together within agreed procedures to resolve any problems that arise with putting it into practice. In many circumstances, however, the application of agreements is not so straightforward.

  2. Factsheet no. 3 - Labour Relations and Collective Bargaining

    Subjects for collective bargaining

    14 December 2015

  3. Factsheet no. 2 - Labour Relations and Collective Bargaining

    Representativity and recognition for collective bargaining

    14 December 2015

    If a collective bargaining agreement is to reflect a fair balance between the interests of the workers and employers that it covers, the organizations that negotiate on behalf of each side must be properly representative.

  4. Factsheet no. 1 - Labour Relations and Collective Bargaining

    Collective bargaining

    14 December 2015

    Negotiating or bargaining is a means of joint decision making. It is used by individuals or groups like trade unions and employers who depend on each other to achieve their goals but who may have different interests.

  5. Issue Brief no. 3 - Labour Relations and Collective Bargaining

    Collective bargaining and non-standard forms of employment: Practices that reduce vulnerability and ensure work is decent

    14 December 2015

    Collective bargaining is widely recognized as an important tool for improving working conditions and labour relations, but can it play the same role for workers in non-standard forms of employment? This issue brief looks at the ways in which collective bargaining is used to negotiate better terms and conditions of employment for workers in temporary and part-time employment, and in forms of employment involving multiple parties, such as temporary agency work.

  6. A policy guide

    Collective bargaining - a policy guide

    11 December 2015

    How can governments advance the effective recognition of this fundamental right? Which policies and institutions promote collective bargaining and how might they be established?

  7. Issue Brief no. 2 - Labour Relations and Collective Bargaining

    Improving working conditions for domestic workers: organizing, coordinated action and bargaining

    04 December 2015

    This Issue Brief examines innovative approaches to workers’ and employers’ organizations and collective bargaining that protect domestic workers from the risk of being engaged in unacceptable forms of work and afford them effective and inclusive labour protection.

  8. Minimum wage policy guide

    Minimum wages: an introduction

    03 December 2015

  9. Document

    The Hague Declaration on the Promotion of Workplace Compliance by Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions

    03 November 2015

  10. Occupational safety and health fact sheets and videos

    Safety and health on the farm, at the motor vehicle repair shop and at the wood workshop

    14 October 2015

    The occupational safety and health fact sheets and videos depict safe working practices related to specific hazards found on the farm, at motor vehicle repair shops and at the wood workshop. These fact sheets and videos are aimed at employers and workers in micro and small enterprises including those in the informal economy. Following the information and advice contained in the fact sheets and videos will assist in ensuring that those working in these sectors remain safe and healthy.