Publications on freedom of association

March 2017

  1. 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.

  2. Instructional material

    Portworker Development Programme in Bulk Terminals

    04 March 2017

February 2017

  1. Report

    Working anytime, anywhere: The effects on the world of work

    15 February 2017

    This report considers the impact of telework/ICT-mobile work on the world of work. It synthesises research carried out by Eurofound’s network of European correspondents and ILO country experts.

December 2016

  1. Publication

    Resolving individual labour disputes: A comparative overview

    23 December 2016

    This book examines the institutions and mechanisms for settlement of individual labour disputes in various countries.

  2. Publication

    Labour regulation and development: Socio-legal perspectives

    15 December 2016

  3. 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.