19 May 2020
This paper offers a legal and an economic analysis of collective dismissals procedures. First, it explains the economic rationale for having collective dismissal procedures in place, in light of the fact that labour markets are not perfect. Second, it overviews the international labour standards pertaining to collective dismissals for economic reasons. Third, using information for 132 countries, it reviews and compares legal practices of collective dismissals throughout the world in the light of the international labour standards. The paper shows that the statutory regulations of collective dismissals are in fact very different from regulations of individual dismissals, not only in the types of the legal procedures that they contain, but also in their economic objectives. The paper also discusses the caveats of making cross-country comparisons of the degree of worker protection, and of the costs to employers, provided by these regulations.
27 April 2020
The article analyses the evolution of automotive manufacturing technologies and organisations and assesses the impact of “fourth industrial revolution” concepts and policies (in Germany, US and China) in particular for employment and work.
Environmental integrity and doing business in Zimbabwe: Challenges and engagement of sustainable enterprises
01 April 2020
The objective of this paper is to explore the views of different groups of the business community, including workers, managers and owners of the formal as well as of the informal economy, on how environmental integrity is being pursued in Zimbabwe. Both quantitative and qualitative/interpretative methods have been applied. The paper concludes suggesting actions that the private sector can adopt to improve the existing situation and further strengthen its engagement towards environmental integrity in the country.
31 March 2020
The paper includes information on some of the current issues faced by women in civil aviation.
Governance and Tripartism Department
30 March 2020
This report analyses Malaysia’s labour dispute resolution system, highlighting the interactions between different institutions, their actors, and their regulatory frameworks; and identifies areas for legislative and institutional reform.
ILO/Sida Partnership on Employment Working Paper No. 4
23 March 2020
"System needs update":Upgrading protection against cyberbullying and ICT-enabled violence and harassment in the world of work
13 February 2020
The term ‘cyberbullying’ has been used to describe aggressive conducts carried out through information and communication technologies (ICT), and can involve picture/video clips, emails, or social network sites, among others.
STRENGTHEN Publication Series
Employment Impact Assessments: Integrating the informal sector into social accounting matrices and computable general equilibrium models
31 January 2020
STRENGTHEN Publication Series Working Paper No. 6
Research Department Working Paper n°53
21 January 2020
EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 253
17 January 2020