Freedom of association - Compilation of decisions of the Committee on Freedom of Association (PDF version)
20 June 2018
Sixth edition (2018)
Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 97
12 June 2018
In South Africa, collective bargaining operates at multiple levels. The main distinction to draw is between single-employer bargaining and multi-employer bargaining.
2017 Annual Review under the follow-up to the ILO 1998 Declaration - Compilation of baseline tables, by country
16 May 2018
(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)
Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 94
29 March 2018
Factsheet no. 5 - Labour Relations and Collective Bargaining
19 March 2018
Workers have rights and entitlements that are established in laws, employment contracts, collective agreements and workplace rules, as well as in custom and practice (the way things are normally done – and have been done for a long time – in a particular workplace, industry or occupation). We say that workers have a grievance when they believe that some aspect of these is not being respected by their employer. Grievances are usually described as ‘individual’ when only one worker is involved and ‘collective’ when a group of workers all believe they are suffering from the same breach of the rules. Grievances relate to addressing infringements of existing rights and entitlements, from bullying or harassment, to underpayment of wages, refusal to grant rest periods, weekly rest days or public holidays, discrimination or underpayment of bonuses or other entitlements.
15 March 2018
This work examines industrial and employment relations in the emerging economies of Brazil, China, India, South Africa and Turkey while assessing the contribution of industrial relations to inclusive development.
International Labour Review, Vol. 156 (2017), No. 3–4
Positive class compromise in globalized production? The Freedom of Association Protocol in the Indonesian sportswear industry
01 March 2018
This article investigates the role of voluntary initiatives (VIs) as nongovernmental systems of labour regulation in global value chains (GVCs). To identify the conditions conducive to a more active role for labour in VIs, the authors apply Wright’s (2000) theory of the factors enabling positive class compromise to a VI implemented in the Indonesian sportswear industry and extend it to the more complex realities of GVCs. They conclude that if VIs are to create conditions under which decent work can be strengthened, the involvement of strong local labour organizations is required while producers’ and/or buyers’ dependence on workers’ cooperation acts as a catalyst.
Training course (ILO International Training Center)
16 February 2018
These training courses provide those in collective negotiations with knowledge of negotiation skills and techniques.
Issue Brief no. 1 - Labour Relations and Collective Bargaining
01 November 2017
Collective bargaining over wages and other working conditions between unions and employers is a key labour market institution in democratic societies. The coverage and impact of this institution varies over time and across countries. This policy brief examines differences in collective bargaining coverage for 75 countries.
Outcome 10: Thematic funding for 2014-15 (Norway-ILO Partnership Programme 2012-15) - Final evaluation
24 October 2017