Publications on freedom of association
Joint Conclusion: South-East Asia Trade Union Conference
11 October 2022
Workers organizations and trade unions from 10 South-East Asian countries adopted a joint resolution at a trade union sub-regional conference held in the Philippines on 10-11 October 2022.
ILO Working paper 80
Realizing the opportunities of the platform economy through freedom of association and collective bargaining
30 September 2022
This study provides empirical evidence from different regions of the world to identify avenues for platform economy workers to access freedom of association and collective bargaining.
Building a high quality public service in Sri Lanka through workplace reform
28 September 2022
The public service is a major employer in Sri Lanka, engaging some 1.4 million people. This Report recommends fundamental changes to the status quo: a new approach to workplace relations; a new human resource capability; new structures, processes and practices; and a new ethos.
ILO Working Paper 74
Collective bargaining in seven European countries throughout the pandemic
23 August 2022
This Working Paper investigates developments in social dialogue and collective bargaining during the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic in a selection of European countries.
2020-2021 Annual Review under the follow-up to the ILO 1998 Declaration - Compilation of baseline tables, by country
08 July 2022
(based on the reports of Member States that have not ratified all fundamental Conventions and/or that have not ratified the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930)
Extension of collective agreements: Evidence from the updated IRLex database
30 June 2022
Collective agreements are the result of collective bargaining between one or more workers' organisations, on the one hand, and one or more employers or employers' organisations, on the other hand, to determine the terms and conditions of employment and to regulate the relations between workers and employers and their respective organisations. In accordance with general principles of contract law, such agreements should only be binding on the parties to the agreement. However, regulatory frameworks often provide for the extension of collective agreements beyond the signatory parties subject to the fulfilment of certain conditions or requirements. This factsheet, based on the IRLex database, provides a comparative overview of the legal frameworks regulating extension mechanisms.
Decent Work in Garment Supply Chains Asia
Employment, wages and productivity in the Asian garment sector: Taking stock of recent trends
24 June 2022
The report takes stock of employment, wages and productivity in the Asian garment sector by exploring data and policy insights to highlight trends, patterns and ways forward for a better future of work. By utilising updated data insights, the report outlines persisting decent work deficits as the garment sector evolves, and the prioritised support needed to overcome such challenges.
Gender Pay Gap in Portugal
14 June 2022
Employment Working Group
Protecting workers in new forms of employment
20 May 2022
This paper prepared jointly by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the International Social Security Association (ISSA) for the 1st BRICS Employment Working Group meeting addresses the challenges of ensuring that workers in new forms of employment are covered by labour protection and social protection. It draws upon examples from BRICS countries, but also from other countries, to highlight the diverse solutions for a human-centred approach to the future of work, and highlights potential issues for further discussion.
Social Dialogue Report 2022: Collective bargaining for an inclusive, sustainable and resilient recovery
05 May 2022