Publications on freedom of association

December 2016

  1. Publication

    Labour regulation and development: Socio-legal perspectives

    15 December 2016

  2. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 85

    Evaluating the effects of the structural labour market reforms on collective bargaining in Greece

    15 December 2016

    The present report assesses the social and economic impact of the changes in the regulatory framework of collective bargaining in Greece.

November 2016

  1. Publication

    Non-standard employment around the world: Understanding challenges, shaping prospects

    16 November 2016

    The report analyses the incidence and trends of non-standard forms of employment globally and explores the reasons behind this phenomenon, including changes in the world of work brought about by globalization and social change.

  2. Publication

    Promotion of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work as Tools for Peace in Myanmar (Final Evaluation Summary)

    01 November 2016

    Project: MMR/13/12/EEC - Evaluation Consultants: Ana García-Femenía & Thet Hnin

  3. Governance and Tripartism working paper series

    Post-crisis social dialogue in Spain: The calm after the storm

    01 November 2016

    This study examines the challenges facing tripartite social dialogue in Spain and its potential for revitalization following the timid steps taken by successive governments and the social partners. The authors contrast this situation to the resilience of bipartite social dialogue between trade unions and employer organizations, and the positive contribution it made to coordinating collective bargaining through this difficult economic and political period. The report highlights a number of good practices in seeking to re-launch tripartite social dialogue, including a 2014 Declaration of Intent signed by trade unions, employers’ organizations and the government, and a pact on employment activation policies for the long-term unemployed. These achievements are promising, although additional efforts are needed to fully revitalize social dialogue and contribute to a stronger economic and labour market recovery. The paper considers also the role of social dialogue in key policy issues such as labour market and pension reforms, and the formulation and implementation of National Reform Programmes in the context of the European Semester.

October 2016

  1. Book

    Europe's disappearing middle class? Evidence from the world of work

    20 October 2016

    The book issues a warning about the latest trends in the world of work and presents considerations to policy-makers for ensuring the future of the middle class in Europe.

  2. 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

  3. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 59

    The (missing) link between wages and productivity in the Philippines: What role for collective bargaining and the new two-tier wage system?

    07 October 2016

September 2016

  1. Issue Brief no. 4 - Labour Relations and Collective Bargaining

    Negotiating for gender equality

    27 September 2016

    Inequality of opportunity, treatment and outcomes between women and men still persists in global labour markets. Achieving gender equality in the workplace remains one of the biggest challenges for governments, social partners and management at enterprise level. Gender-based discrimination often occurs at the recruitment stage on grounds of pregnancy, or potential child bearing and rearing and the gender pay gap remains high across the world. In addition, women are more likely to be affected by violence at work, whether physical, psychological or sexual. This Issue Brief focuses on the obstacles to gender equality at work and how collective bargaining can be used as an effective tool to overcome these challenges.

  2. Publication

    The Right to Social Security in the Constitutions of the World: Broadening the moral and legal space for social justice

    02 September 2016

    ILO Global Study, Volume 1: EUROPE