Issue Brief no. 3 - Labour Relations and Collective Bargaining

Collective bargaining and non-standard forms of employment: Practices that reduce vulnerability and ensure work is decent

Collective bargaining is widely recognized as an important tool for improving working conditions and labour relations, but can it play the same role for workers in non-standard forms of employment? This issue brief looks at the ways in which collective bargaining is used to negotiate better terms and conditions of employment for workers in temporary and part-time employment, and in forms of employment involving multiple parties, such as temporary agency work.