Publications on freedom of association

December 2015

  1. Issue Brief no. 3 - Labour Relations and Collective Bargaining

    Collective bargaining and non-standard forms of employment: Practices that reduce vulnerability and ensure work is decent

    14 December 2015

    Collective bargaining is widely recognized as an important tool for improving working conditions and labour relations, but can it play the same role for workers in non-standard forms of employment? This issue brief looks at the ways in which collective bargaining is used to negotiate better terms and conditions of employment for workers in temporary and part-time employment, and in forms of employment involving multiple parties, such as temporary agency work.

  2. A policy guide

    Collective bargaining - a policy guide

    11 December 2015

    How can governments advance the effective recognition of this fundamental right? Which policies and institutions promote collective bargaining and how might they be established?

  3. Instructional material

    Promoting constructive approaches to labour relations in the public service

    06 December 2015

  4. Issue Brief no. 2 - Labour Relations and Collective Bargaining

    Improving working conditions for domestic workers: organizing, coordinated action and bargaining

    04 December 2015

    This Issue Brief examines innovative approaches to workers’ and employers’ organizations and collective bargaining that protect domestic workers from the risk of being engaged in unacceptable forms of work and afford them effective and inclusive labour protection.

November 2015

  1. Introductory guide

    Labour inspection and other compliance mechanisms in the domestic work sector

    26 November 2015

    This publication aims to contribute to a better understanding of the challenges for compliance in the domestic work sector. It also identifies how countries have defined policies and practices to provide better services to domestic workers and their employers in the domain of working conditions, with a specific focus on labour inspection. The guide provides information in a user-friendly manner, aiming to assist member States to identify practical measures to address non-compliance issues and to better shape the action of relevant institutions, in particular labour inspectorates, to bring the laws protecting domestic workers into practice.

  2. Publication

    Collective Bargaining in the Public Service in the European Union

    25 November 2015

    The ILO’s Sectoral Policies Department (SECTOR) presents a compilation of practices in collective agreements in the public service in the European Union. This selection shows how the principles of Convention No. 151 have been implemented through legislation and/or collective bargaining.

  3. Instructional material

    Extending labour inspection to the informal economy

    19 November 2015

    This course is intended to take place over a period of two days. It comprises nine sessions. A set of aims and learning objectives has been specified for each session. The toolkit is aimed at labour inspectors dealing with workers in the informal economy.

  4. Interactive catalogue

    Freedom of association and collective bargaining - A catalogue of ILO resources

    10 November 2015

    This catalogue gives an overview of key ILO knowledge resources and publications on freedom of association and collective bargaining. For each resource, you will find a short summary and relevant publication information.

  5. Governance and Tripartism working paper series

    Report on the global survey into the use of information and communication technologies in national labour administration systems

    06 November 2015

    The principal objective of this publication is to provide an overview and analysis of the current situation regarding the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in labour administrations worldwide, in order to help policymakers and practitioners who seek to respond to the demands of the current technological environment and harness its potential. This paper is the first initiative of the ILO to focus broadly on this topic.

  6. Publication

    Country baselines under the ILO Declaration Annual Review (2000-2015)

    04 November 2015