Publications on forced labour

June 2017

  1. Publication

    ILO IPEC+ Flagship Strategy - International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour and Modern Slavery

    06 June 2017

  2. Cooperatives and the World of Work Series No. 8

    Cooperatives and the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work: Cooperatives and Forced Labour

    02 June 2017

    Domestic work, agriculture, construction, manufacturing and entertainment are among the sectors most affected by compulsory and forced labour. Migrant workers and indigenous people are particularly vulnerable to it. This note looks at how cooperatives and their unions and federations can play a crucial role reaching out to their members and imparting tools and know-how that facilitate their change toward elimination of forced labour practices.

May 2017

  1. C188 Report

    Gap analysis of the Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 (No. 188), and Thai national laws, regulations and other measures concerning conditions of work on board fishing vessels

    30 May 2017

    This gap analysis of C188 was prepared by an inter-disciplinary team of the ILO, including staff of the EU-funded Ship to Shore Rights Project, following extensive consultations conducted by the ILO in partnership with the Ministry of Labour. This analysis has been presented to the Government and social partners for validation and the results are a reflection of this process of close tripartite consultation and engagement.

  2. P29 Report

    Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930, and the fishing and seafood processing industries in Thailand

    30 May 2017

    This document was prepared by an inter-disciplinary team of the ILO, including staff of the EU-funded Ship to Shore Rights Project, following extensive consultations conducted by the ILO in partnership with the Ministry of Labour. This analysis has been presented to the Government and social partners for validation and the results are a reflection of this process of close tripartite consultation and engagement.

  3. Sustainable Development Goals

    Trade Union Reference Manual on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

    08 May 2017

    This reference manual, seeks to assist trade union leaders, members and sympathizers, in their engagement in these national strategies for sustainable development.

  4. Publication

    Employer-Migrant Worker Relationships in the Middle East: Exploring scope for internal labour market mobility and fair migration

    04 May 2017

    Reforming migrant worker visa-sponsorship schemes in the Middle East can benefit the economies of receiving countries as well as the migrant workers themselves.

March 2017

  1. Working in Freedom Project

    Migrant women workers and overt migration policies in Nepal: A law and policy baseline study

    13 March 2017

  2. Working in Freedom Project

    Migrant domestic and garment workers in Jordan: A baseline analysis of trafficking in persons and related laws and policies

    13 March 2017

  3. Working in Freedom Project

    Working conditions of migrant garment workers in India: A literature review

    13 March 2017

  4. Violence and Harassment at Work

    Violence and Harassment against Women and Men in the World of Work-Trade Union Perspective and Action

    08 March 2017

    Violence against women and men in the world of work is an abuse of power that affects the most marginalised workers. Women are disproportionately affected where unequal power relations, low pay, non-standard working conditions and other workplace abuses expose them to violence in the world of work. This report draws on the work of Global Union Federations and 35 national case studies from different sectors and countries across the world to show that through collective agreements, workplace policies and negotiations, campaigns and awareness raising, trade unions have taken constructive steps to tackle violence in the world of work. A key objective of the report is to promote a systematic approach to prevention and elimination of violence and harassment at work and to inform trade unions in building a strong position for the development of a standard-setting item at the International Labour Conference in 2018.