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For the International Labour Organization, social dialogue includes all types of negotiation, consultation or simply exchange of information between, or among, representatives of governments, employers and workers on issues of common interest relating to economic and social policy.

Social dialogue is the most suitable tool for promoting better living and working conditions and greater social justice. It is an instrument through which governance can be enhanced in many fields.

It is relevant to any effort aiming to achieve more productive and effective enterprises and sectors and a fairer and more efficient economy. It thus contributes to a more stable and more equitable society. It also has particular relevance to the globalization process.

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    cover Gender Equality and Social Dialogue: An Annotated Bibliography
    This annotated bibliography is a part of a comparative research project with the objective of demonstrating that gender equality and social dialogue are mutually beneficial and their promotion should go hand-inhand.
  • book cover Social dialogue and collective bargaining in times of crisis : The case of Greece
    This book analyses the profound impacts of the financial crisis on industrial relations institutions and practices in Greece..
  • El salvador flag Permanency of labour inspectors in El Salvador
    El Salvador has taken legislative steps to guarantee that all labour inspectors have the status of civil servants, thereby ensuring stability of employment in line with the ILO's Labour Inspection Convention, No. 81
  • book cover Worker's and Employer's Handbook on Hasardous Child
    This book looks at the role that collective bargaining plays in ensuring that workers are able to obtain a fair share of the benefits arising from participation in the global economy and in providing a measure of security against the risk to employment and wages. The various authors examine how this fundamental principle and right at work is realized in different countries and how its practice can be reinforced across borders. Co-published with Edward Elgar.
  • book cover 61st meeting of the European Senior Labour Inspector Committee
    On behalf of the ILO, LAB/ADMIN participated as an observer in the Thematic Day and Plenary of the 61st Meeting of the European Senior Labour Inspector Committee (SLIC). The Thematic Day was dedicated to the European Code of Good Practise on inspection and non-inspection activities of labour inspectorates.
  • book coverLabour administration: To ensure good governance through legal compliance in Latin America. The central role of labour inspection
    This study examines the role of labour inspection in Latin America, where there is a shared history and language, as well as similar developments and common ideas on labour administration. This makes the subject amenable to a comparative approach. Within this regional context, this study examines the different characteristics of labour inspection at national level, as well as other elements common to all civil law systems.
  • book cover The Role of Collective Bargaining in the G lobal Economy: Negotiating for Social Justice
    This book looks at the role that collective bargaining plays in ensuring that workers are able to obtain a fair share of the benefits arising from participation in the global economy and in providing a measure of security against the risk to employment and wages. The various authors examine how this fundamental principle and right at work is realized in different countries and how its practice can be reinforced across borders. Co-published with Edward Elgar.
 
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