Tools and Services on Working Conditions

2011

  1. Book

    The Role of Collective Bargaining in the Global Economy: Negotiating for Social Justice

    30 May 2011

    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.

  2. Meeting document

    Report I(B) - Equality at work: The continuing challenge - Global Report under the follow-up to the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work

    27 April 2011

  3. Publication

    The Committee on the Application of Standards of the International Labour Conference: A dynamic and impact built on decades of dialogue and persuasion

    21 April 2011

    Puts together the practical consequences of the annual discussions of the International Labour Conference and emphasizes on what tangible transformations have occurred in the various legal and political systems.

  4. Publication

    Radiation protection of workers

    11 April 2011

    SafeWork Information Note Series, Information Note No. 1

2010

  1. Second edition

    Ergonomic checkpoints: Practical and easy-to-implement solutions for improving safety, health and working conditions

    01 July 2010

    The manual aims at reducing work-related accidents and diseases and improving safety, health and working conditions. The checkpoints offer practical, low-cost solutions to ergonomic problems, particularly for small and medium-sized enterprises. This second edition features revised text, additional checkpoints and new, full-colour illustrations.

  2. Publication

    Extending the scope of application of labour laws to the informal economy

    15 April 2010

    Digest of comments of the ILO’s supervisory bodies related to the informal economy

  3. Publication

    The fundamentals of labour administration

    28 January 2010

    A well-coordinated, professional and efficient labour administration machinery is essential to the effective governance of the labour market. This book will be an invaluable resource for labour administrators, labour inspectors, conciliators, employment service officials, governments, workers, employers, researchers and professionals.

2009

  1. Project

    Work Improvements in Small Enterprises programme (WISE+)

    11 December 2009

    Work Improvement in Small Enterprises (WISE) is a training programme that empowers small and medium enterprises to take practical and low-cost action to improve working conditions.

  2. Meeting document

    Report I(B) - Report of the Director-General: The cost of coercion

    12 May 2009

  3. Guidelines

    Promoting Equity: gender-neutral job evaluation for equal pay. A step-by-step guide

    10 January 2009

    This Guide, to be used when mplementing the principle of equal remuneration for work of equal value, free from discrimination based on sex, as enshrined in the ILO Equal Remuneration Convention, 1951 (No. 100), is in keeping with the Follow-up to the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and, in particular, with the 2003 and 2007 Global Reports devoted to equality at work. It is meant as a tool to be used to promote this principle in many different workplace environments. To date, the ILO Convention No. 100, adopted in 1951, has been ratified by 167 countries. However, despite this broad consensus regarding the principle enshrined in it, the pay gap between women and men remains a persistent and universal fact of the labour market. Recent statistical surveys have revealed that this gap exists in countries with very diverse economic structures and that, although the gap is decreasing in most of these countries, this progress is being achieved very slowly. The gap persists despite the significant gains women have made in terms of education and work experience.