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Document ID (ISN)101883
CIS number 03-691
ISBN(s) 92-2-113616-7 (En); 92-2-213616-0 (fr); 92-2-313616-4 (es)
Year 2003
Convention or series no. TMCOPU/2003
Title Challenges and opportunities facing public utilities
Original title Les défis à relever et les tendances à saisir par les services publics de distribution [in French]
Los retos y oportunidades que se plantean a los servicios públicos [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2003. v, 79p. Illus. 17 ref. Price: CHF 17.50.
Internet access http://www.ilo.org/public/english/dialogue/sector/techmeet/tmcopu03/tmcopu-r.pdf [in English]
http://www.ilo.org/public/french/dialogue/sector/techmeet/tmcopu03/tmcopu-r.pdf [in French]
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/dialogue/sector/techmeet/tmwfci03/tmwfci-r.pdf [in Spanish]
Abstract This report was presented for discussion at a tripartite meeting on challenges and opportunities facing public utilities. It reviews some of the continuing trends concerning the sector's employment and social issues and considers the role of multinational enterprises in the sector and the impact of mergers and acquisitions. Renewable energy and sustainable development are also key challenges that open up opportunities for governments, employers and workers. The case of water utilities is also specifically examined, as this sector embarks on the path that electricity and gas have already started. A chapter is devoted to occupational safety and health in this sector. Finally, the report reflects on the importance of social dialogue in a rapidly globalizing industry.
Descriptors (primary) occupational safety and health; ILO; electric power distribution; government services; terms of employment; social aspects; gas distribution; public water supply
Descriptors (secondary) Europe; report; work efficiency; international cooperation; immunodeficiency syndrome; economic aspects; large enterprises
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceILO
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Power generation and distribution
Globalization
Water and sanitation services
Public and government services