Publications on freedom of association

November 2022

  1. Factsheet

    Protection against acts of anti-union discrimination: Evidence from the updated IRLex database

    25 November 2022

  2. Publication

    70 Years of the ILO Committee on Freedom of Association: A Reliable Compass in Any Weather

    03 November 2022

October 2022

  1. Publication

    Conducting and contributing to Evaluations of National Action Plans on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work: A step-by-step guide

    20 October 2022

    These guidelines attempt to highlight the key stages in which we can appropriate integrate all Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work along the evaluation process of National Action Plans (NAPs) on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW).

  2. Meeting document

    Joint Conclusion: South-East Asia Trade Union Conference

    11 October 2022

    Workers organizations and trade unions from 10 South-East Asian countries adopted a joint resolution at a trade union sub-regional conference held in the Philippines on 10-11 October 2022.

September 2022

  1. ILO Working paper 80

    Realizing the opportunities of the platform economy through freedom of association and collective bargaining

    30 September 2022

    This study provides empirical evidence from different regions of the world to identify avenues for platform economy workers to access freedom of association and collective bargaining.

August 2022

  1. ILO Working Paper 74

    Collective bargaining in seven European countries throughout the pandemic

    23 August 2022

    This Working Paper investigates developments in social dialogue and collective bargaining during the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic in a selection of European countries.

July 2022

  1. Country Baselines

    2020-2021 Annual Review under the follow-up to the ILO 1998 Declaration - Compilation of baseline tables, by country

    08 July 2022

    (based on the reports of Member States that have not ratified all fundamental Conventions and/or that have not ratified the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930)

June 2022

  1. Factsheet

    Extension of collective agreements: Evidence from the updated IRLex database

    30 June 2022

    Collective agreements are the result of collective bargaining negotiations between one or more workers’ organizations on one hand and one or more employers or employers’ organizations on the other to determine working conditions and terms of employment and regulate the relationships between workers and employers and their respective organizations. As per general principles of contract law such agreements should be binding only on the signatory parties of the agreement. Nonetheless, often regulatory frameworks provide for the extension of collective agreements beyond the signatory parties subject to the respect of certain conditions or requirements. This factsheet based on the IRLex database, provides a comparative overview of legal frameworks regulating extension mechanisms.

  2. Decent Work in Garment Supply Chains Asia

    Employment, wages and productivity in the Asian garment sector: Taking stock of recent trends

    24 June 2022

    The report takes stock of employment, wages and productivity in the Asian garment sector by exploring data and policy insights to highlight trends, patterns and ways forward for a better future of work. By utilising updated data insights, the report outlines persisting decent work deficits as the garment sector evolves, and the prioritised support needed to overcome such challenges.

  3. Report

    Gender Pay Gap in Portugal

    14 June 2022