21 March 2011
Climate change is now widely acknowledged as one of the great – if not the greatest – challenges facing humanity in the coming decades. Through its impact on average temperature, precipitations and sea levels, it will endanger the livelihood of hundreds of millions and impose increasing costs on our societies if nothing is done.
15 December 2010
Tripartism and social dialogue are essential tools to achieve the Decent Work Agenda and should be mainstreamed throughout the Office, but particularly in the context of the Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP)1 process which is a tool to implement the Social Justice Declaration and the Global Jobs Pact.All ILO constituents should be involved in the planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of Decent Work activities at the country level.As one of the four strategic objectives, tripartism and social dialogue is the policy framework for the entire DWCP process and a tool to operationalize the other strategic objectives. They constitute a core element of the 2010-2015 Strategic Policy Framework (SPF) and can assist the ILO structures at all levels to apply this approach.
Global Labour University: Strengthening South-South Cooperation through a Global Network for Decent Work and Social Justice
18 November 2010
19 August 2010
Collective bargaining is the key weapon in trade union action and, in order to negotiate, workers need organizations which are free, strong, democratic and independent. However, as the ILO’s celebrations of the 60th anniversary of these two Conventions come to an end, it is regrettable to observe a proliferation of trade union organizations in a number of African countries, particularly French-speaking ones.
01 August 2010
This publication analyzes the weaknesses of political unionism in India through various dimensions. It proposes a new paradigm shift towards “service-based unionism”, suitable for the new working environment shaped by changing employment patterns and industrial relations dynamics and for meeting the interests of the workers, especially in the informal economy.
01 July 2010
This workshop was organised by the Global Union Research Network (GURN) and coordinated by the ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC). The aim was to discuss academic research on the employment aspects of climate change and identify research gaps.
Winning Fair Labour Standards for Domestic Workers: Lessons Learned from the Campaign for a Domestic Worker Bill of Rights in New York State
15 June 2010
This paper attempts to identify the core reasons for the success of the Domestic Workers United (DWU) Domestic Worker Bill of Rights Campaign while explaining how the strategies adopted overcame particular challenges.
15 June 2010
In January 2010, intent on drawing similar lessons from a labour perspective, the Bureau of Workers’ Activities and the Global Union Research Network organized their own workshop on “Labour and the economic crises of yesterday and today: Lessons for a just and sustainable future”. This issue of the International Journal of Labour Research brings together the various contributions that were made at that event.
Global Capital Strategies and Trade Union Responses: Collective Bargaining and Transnational Trade Union cooperation
01 December 2009
International Journal of Labour Research,2009 Vol. 1, Issue 2:The new issue of the International Journal of Labour Research presents a collection of papers that analyse in detail the character of global capital strategies and their impact on workers, as well as trade union responses to these strategies, in particular responses related to the development of transnational forms of collective bargaining.
The Employment Effects of Climate Change and Climate Change Responses: A Role for International Labour Standards?
01 November 2009
21 October 2009
IJLR, Vol. I/1, 2009 - This issue of the International Journal of Labour Research emphasizes on the emergence of global production systems and the consequences for trade unions. These include the increasingly international challenges trade unions are facing, as well as the necessity to develop new strategies for effective organization and collective bargaining in order to take advantage of the opportunities presented by globalization.
09 October 2009
International Journal of Labour Research,2009 Vol. 1, Issue 1: The International Journal of Labour Research is published by the Bureau for Workers’ Activities. It provides an overview of recent research on labour and social policies from trade union researchers and academics around the world. The International Journal of Labour Research is multidisciplinary and will be of interest to trade union researchers, labour ministries and academics of all relevant disciplines - industrial relations, sociology, law, economics and political science. It is published twice a year in English, French and Spanish.
19 August 2009
The ACTRAV Helpdesk offers advice and information and makes available workable tools and materials to assist trade unions regarding how they manage their responses to the financial and economic crisis and uphold workers’ rights.
04 May 2009
01 January 2009
12 September 2008
Most people find economics boring or intimidating. They tend to think that it is an area that is best left to the ‘experts’. The truth is that we are all part of the economy–workers, unemployed people, consumers, rich and poor. We all live the economy; we enjoy its benefits and suffer its failures and, therefore, we should have some say about how it works–what are the rules, who decides, who benefits. Economic literacy means having a basic understanding of how the economy works.
01 January 2008
04 March 2007