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.
Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 89
15 September 2017
24 July 2017
INWORK Policy Brief No. 10
09 June 2017
Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 87
Sectoral collective bargaining, productivity and competitiveness in South Africa’s clothing value chain: manufacturers between a rock and a hard place
16 May 2017
Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 83
Redistributing value added towards labour in apparel supply chains: Tackling low wages through purchasing practices
07 October 2016
Outcome 14: Promoting the Right to Freedom of Association and the Right to Collective Bargaining (Final Evaluation Summary)
03 June 2016
Project: GLO/14/66/SID - Evaluation Consultant: Sandy Wark
19 December 2015
Non-regular public employees in the local governments are increasing rapidly in Japan. According to statistics from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIAC) (2012b), there were 603,582 non-regular public employees as of April 1, 2012, compared to 455,840 from their 2005 survey or an increase of 147,742 (32%) over seven years. Out of that more recent figure, 448,742 (74.2%) were women.