Publications

2016

  1. Mwongozo Wa Vyama Vya Wafanyakazi

    29 August 2016

  2. The cost of migration: What low-skilled migrant workers from Pakistan pay to work in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates

    23 August 2016

    This report presents the findings of a survey on migration expenses that Pakistani workers paid to secure jobs in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The focus is on low-skilled migrants, who are the most vulnerable because of their low educational qualifications and limited asset base.

  3. Trade Unions and Child Labour: A tool for action

    24 March 2016

    The eradication of child labour is a necessary step on the path to decent work for all and for sustainable development. It requires political will at the national and global levels, implementation of all ILO conventions (particularly Conventions 138 and 182), investment in education and universal social protection, as well as decent work for adults. Trade unions have a vital role to play in bringing about these changes.

2015

  1. Protect Rights, Prevent HIV!

    17 December 2015

    Getting to Zero at Work: Inspirational voices from workers

  2. Decent work in global supply chains

    07 December 2015

  3. ILO Workers'Group Priorities (2014-2017)

    01 December 2015

    The 33 Worker members are elected every three years by all Worker delegates at the International Labour Conference through a secret ballot: their composition reflects regional and gender balance as well as a mix of developed and developing countries. They are supported in the discharge of their responsibilities by a Secretariat external to the ILO (the International Trade Union Confederation -ITUC Geneva Office) and, within the Office, by the ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ activities (ACTRAV).

  4. Productivity improvement and the role of trade unions

    17 November 2015

  5. Conference Committee on the Application of Standards: Extracts from the Record of Proceedings (ILC 2015)

    08 October 2015

    The Conference Committee on the Application of Standards, a standing tripartite body of the International Labour Conference and an essential component of the ILO’s supervisory system, examines each year the report published by the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations.

  6. Minimum wage and its relevance to socio-economic progress in the Lao People's Democratic Republic : A workers' perspective

    06 October 2015

    This paper examines empirical aspects of the regulatory and institutional frameworks and the process of minimum wage adjustment in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, as well as its actual implementation in different sectors – private, public and informal. Included is a review of collective bargaining coverage to measure how such agreements affect wage increases. It also analyses the relationship between the minimum wage and certain socio-economic developments, such as gross domestic product growth rates, consumer price indices, inflation rates, employment trends, the national and international poverty lines, labour productivity and social security coverage.

  7. Empowering unions and strengthening the Viet Nam General Confederation of Labour in the Better Work Programme: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    The partnership is supporting workers’ organizations within Better Work – a multi-country innovative partnership between the ILO and the International Finance Corporation aimed at improving compliance with national labour law and core labour standards while enhancing business competitiveness. This project supports Better Work Viet Nam in particular.

  8. Educating for Union Strength

    14 July 2015

    The handbook emphasizes the importance of training educators and focuses on ‘educating the union educator’ to implement education activities that are learner focused and based on the principles of solidarity and collectivism. It recognizes that education is a vital part of a union strategy and action plans because it encourages the involvement and confidence of workers to play a role in the union strengthening negotiations, representation and campaigns.

  9. A just transition for all: Can the past inform the future?

    11 June 2015

    2015 is a decisive year for global agreements on Sustainable Development and climate change. The ILO calls for a just transition for all towards a greener and more socially sustainable economy. This Journal is focussing on drawing lessons from a few transition experiences in order to analyse how successfully (or not) these processes were managed in the past and how future transitions might be handled in a just manner. Challenges such as policy coherence, consultations and participation by all relevant stakeholders are addressed and lessons learned on these issues are highlighted in the Journal.

  10. National employment policies: A guide for workers’ organisations

    30 April 2015

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) has prepared this guide for trade unions that are engaging, together with other key stakeholders, in the formulation of national employment policies. It is a complement to the ILO’s more general Guide for the formulation of national employment policies (ILO:2012). This guide has a focus on trade unions in developing countries. It is part of a comprehensive training package for trade unionists who want to play a more effective role in the employment policy-making process.

  11. Workers’ group of ILO Governing Body 2014-2017: Who’s who?

    21 March 2015

  12. National Employment Policies: A guide for workers’ organisations

    08 January 2015

  13. ILO's Bureau for Workers' Activities (ACTRAV): Who is who?

    01 January 2015

    The Bureau for Workers ’Activities (ACTRAV) is the main link between the International Labour Office and one of its key stakeholders: workers’ organisations.

2014

  1. Towards a South African National Minimum Wage

    16 December 2014

    National Minimum Wage Booklet

  2. “Educated, Empowered and Inspired” - Programme

    15 December 2014

    Beneficiaries tell stories of transformation of lives with help from ILO-Sida Corridor Economic Empowerment Project

  3. “Educated, Empowered and Inspired” - Programme

    15 December 2014

    Beneficiaries tell stories of transformation of lives with help from ILO-Sida Corridor Economic Empowerment Project

  4. “Educated, Empowered and Inspired”

    15 December 2014

    Beneficiaries tell stories of transformation of lives with help from ILO-Sida Corridor Economic Empowerment Project