Publications on freedom of association

February 2015

  1. Publication

    Giving a voice to rural workers - General Survey concerning the Right of Association and Rural Workers' Organizations instruments (2015)

    05 February 2015

    The Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations has just published its annual General Survey on member States' national law and practice concerning the right of association in agriculture as well as the rights of rural workers' organizations.

January 2015

  1. Global report

    Women in Business and Management: Gaining momentum

    12 January 2015

    This report brings together available data and ILO statistics to provide a comprehensive, up to-date and global picture of women in the business world and in management positions.

December 2014

  1. Publication

    Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining Diagnostic Process

    03 December 2014

    The ILO, with generous funding from the Government of Sweden, has developed a diagnostic process to support the tripartite constituents in the promotion of freedom of association and collective bargaining rights. This process was designed to be adapted to different national contexts and can be used in three sectors: the rural, export processing and domestic work sectors. The full involvement of the tripartite partners is integral to the process, and allows for the comprehensive development of a forward-looking understanding of the practices, perceptions and awareness of freedom of association and collective bargaining in national contexts. On this rigorous basis, the constituents are supported in identifying, and implementing, their own priorities to realize full freedom of association and collective bargaining rights in their country. The ILO has already successfully applied the diagnostic process in Bangladesh, Brazil, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Malawi, the Philippines and South Africa. More detailed information on the process can be obtained from the attached documents or FPRW@ilo.org

  2. Publication

    The Governance of Policy Reforms in Southern Europe and Ireland: Social dialogue actors and institutions in times of crisis

    01 December 2014

    This edited volume provides an overview of the changes that have occurred in industrial relations systems in southern Europe and Ireland as a result of the debt crisis and subsequent fiscal consolidation policies. The authors take stock of developments and consider policy implications. They identify the new challenges in today's crisis context and rapidly changing economic environment, offering a range of strategies and actions aimed at reinforcing social dialogue and industrial relations institutions in ways compatible with international labour standards and the ILO Decent Work Agenda.

November 2014

  1. Meeting document

    Global Dialogue Forum on Challenges to Collective Bargaining in the Public Service - Final report of the discussion

    19 November 2014

  2. Publication

    Outcome 10 independent evaluation: Workers have strong, independent and representative organizations - Trade unions for social justice (Evaluation summary)

    19 November 2014

    Projects: GLO/11/57/SID, GLO/12/58/NOR and GLO/12/59/NOR - Evaluation Consultant: Sterling Smith

  3. Publication

    Rules of the Game: a brief introduction to International Labour Standards (Revised edition 2014)

    06 November 2014

    Aimed at a non-specialist audience, this revised publication provides an introduction to international labour standards and discusses their importance in today’s global economy, the subjects they cover, how they are applied and supervised, and where further information can be sought.

  4. Publication

    Handbook: Guidance on implementing the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 - Model National Provisions [2nd impression (with modifications), 2014]

    03 November 2014

    This handbook contains a model for legal provisions that implement the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006). This model closely follows the provisions of the Convention. It is not a proposal for a national law (although with some adjustments it could be used as such), but, rather, it is intended as an aid, in whole or in part, for national legislators and legislative counsel in drafting the necessary legal texts to implement the MLC, 2006.

June 2014

  1. Publication

    Promoting fundamental principles and rights at work and social dialogue in Egypt (Final External Evaluation Summary)

    19 June 2014

    Project: EGY/07/03/USA Evaluation Consultant: M.G. Anna Feminia

  2. Publication

    Guide to international labour standards (2014)

    10 June 2014

    Provides summaries of the contents of ILO Conventions and Recommendations by subject matter.