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Social Dialogue and Tripartism Department

Meeting in the ILO office in Turin.The ILO's Social Dialogue and Tripartism Department promotes social dialogue, sound industrial relations and the adoption or reform of labour law in accordance with international labour standards, best comparative practice and in consultation with the social partners.

Labour law, industrial relations and social dialogue are at the core of ILO member States' economic and social organization. Sound industrial relations and effective social dialogue are a means to promote better wages and working conditions as well as peace and social justice. As instruments of good governance they foster cooperation and economic performance, helping to create an enabling environment for the realization of the objective of Decent Work at the national level.

Changes in the world of work pose numerous challenges to industrial relations institutions and actors, labour legislation and collective bargaining processes. They also create new impetus for innovative practices. Moreover, labour law needs to reflect the evolving labour market situation and address current needs and challenges.

"in a world of growing interdependence and complexity and the internationalization of production, [...] social dialogue and the practice of tripartism between governments and the representative organizations of workers and employers within and across borders are now more relevant to achieving solutions and to building up social cohesion and the rule of law through, among other means, international labour standards"
  1. The Role of Collective Bargaining in the Global Economy: Negotiating for Social Justice.
    By Susan Hayter.

    The contributions in the volume examine the effects of collective bargaining in different country contexts. A range of contemporary institutional settings are considered, including well developed and highly coordinated centralized bargaining, enterprise-level bargaining and settings where collective bargaining is not well developed.Co-published with Edward Elgar.

  1. Shaping Global Industrial Relations. The impact of International Framework Agreements
    By Kostas Papadakis

    This second volume in the new series Advances in Labour Studies assesses the phenomenon of International Framework Agreements (IFAs), examining their impact around the world as well as their effectiveness in fostering labour-management dialogue. The book brings together the contributions of 15 specialists, both academics and practitioners, covering the 80-plus IFAs that existed in July 2010. Co-published with Palgrave Macmillan.

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