Publications on freedom of association

January 2021

  1. The Global Deal for Decent Work and Inclusive Growth - Thematic Brief

    The Contribution of Social Dialogue to Gender Equality

    20 January 2021

November 2020

  1. ILO Working paper 15

    The Transformation of the Mexican Labour Regulation Model and its link to North American Economic Integration

    23 November 2020

    This paper examines the different phases and changes of the Mexican labour regulation model. It analyses the extent to which trade liberalization was pivotal in the recent labour regulation reforms – particularly in the area of freedom of association and collective bargaining –.

  2. Global Deal for Decent Work & Inclusive Growth - Thematic Brief

    Social Dialogue for the Transition from the Informal to the Formal Economy

    20 November 2020

    Social dialogue has a vital role to play in supporting the transition from the informal to the formal economy. Drawing on case studies from around the world, this Global Deal thematic brief illustrates how social dialogue, involving governments and representative employers’ and workers’ organizations has, in different ways and at different levels, contributed to the transition to formality and the reduction of decent work deficits in the informal economy. It aims to assist all concerned stakeholders to apply social dialogue for the design and implementation of effective formalization strategies, in the context of the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 and the relevant international labour standards.

  3. Publication

    Frequently asked questions - Issue paper on COVID-19 and fundamental principles and rights at work

    16 November 2020

  4. EU - ILO report

    Facilities for trade union officials and members to exercise their rights – A comparative review

    13 November 2020

  5. EU - ILO report

    Individual and collective dispute resolution systems - A comparative review

    13 November 2020

  6. EU - ILO report

    Policy recommendations on individual and collective dispute resolution systems and facilities for trade union officials and members to exercise their rights

    13 November 2020

October 2020

  1. Fundamental principles and rights at work

    Issue paper on COVID-19 and fundamental principles and rights at work

    07 October 2020

    For the millions of workers already in vulnerable situations, the COVID-19 crisis can have devastating consequences: their fundamental rights at work are under threat, pushing them and their families towards greater insecurity. Safeguarding and extending fundamental principles and rights at work will therefore be critical to the success of both immediate and longer-term responses to the crisis in the world of work.

  2. Country Baselines

    2019 Annual Review under the follow-up to the ILO 1998 Declaration - Compilation of baseline tables, by country

    07 October 2020

    (based on the reports of Member States that have not ratified all fundamental Conventions and/or that have not ratified the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930)

August 2020

  1. ILO Working paper 7

    What drives CSR? An empirical analysis on the labour dimensions of CSR

    05 August 2020

    Relying on the data provided by an ESG rating agency, this paper aims at bringing more understanding on the diversity of firms’ behaviours in terms of labour related CSR and filling a gap on the potential role of labour market institutions, including workers’ collective rights, to contribute to an effective CSR policy.