Publications on freedom of association

October 2013

  1. Guidelines

    Equal Pay - An introductory guide

    04 October 2013

    Ensuring that the work done by women and men is valued fairly and ending pay discrimination is essential to achieving gender equality. However, pay inequality continues to persist and gender pay gaps in some instances have stagnated or even increased.

June 2013

  1. Publication

    Guidance on addressing child labour in fisheries and aquaculture

    26 June 2013

    This report provides information and analyses current issues in order to improve the understanding of the nature and scope, causes and contributing factors, and consequences of child labour in fisheries and aquaculture.

  2. Publication

    Work Sharing during the Great Recession: New developments and beyond

    18 June 2013

    This volume presents the concept and history of work sharing, how it can be used as a strategy for preserving jobs and also its potential for increasing employment − including the complexities and trade-offs involved. Work-sharing programmes used during the Great Recession of 2008−09 are analysed for several European countries and other countries around the world.

  3. Publication

    2013. The ILO in Latin America and The Caribbean. Advances and Perspectives.

    04 June 2013

    The Report, describing progress made in the world of work in the region over the last year and, at the same time, once again presenting strategic guidelines for discussion. The document also describes a chequered period: sustained progress has been made in labour policies and indicators, which is good news for the region. The international context presents serious threats however, and internal inequality persists, so it would be unwise to lower the guard.

April 2013

  1. Publication

    Public Sector Shock: The impact of policy retrenchment in Europe

    24 April 2013

    On the basis of a comparative and comprehensive assessment, illustrated by case studies in education, health and public administration, policy issues are discussed with the aim of finding the right mix of public sector reforms.

March 2013

  1. ILO Research paper No. 4

    The comments of the ILO's Supervisory bodies: Usefulness in the context of the sanction-based dimension of labour provisions in US free trade agreements

    21 March 2013

    This paper looks at recent complaints under the labour chapters of three US trade agreements – the CAFTA-DR, the US-Bahrain and the US-Peru FTAs – and undertakes a preliminary analysis of the use of the comments of the ILO’s supervisory bodies in the regulation mechanisms of labour provisions contained in those trade agreements

February 2013

  1. Handbook

    Understanding the Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention

    19 February 2013

    This handbook explains Convention No. 169 (1989) to governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations, as well as for indigenous and tribal peoples.

January 2013

  1. Publication

    National system for recording and notification of occupational diseases: Practical guide

    02 January 2013

    This practical guide has been prepared to help member States to establish and improve their national systems for recording and notification of occupational diseases. It is aimed at relevant people in the responsible authorities, such as the ministries of labour, health, and social security; at those in occupational safety and health inspection, occupational safety and health services, national social security institutions, and compensation boards; and at employers, workers and their organizations. It also includes practical and detailed guidance on compiling and analyzing data collected through national disease surveillance systems.

December 2012

  1. Publication

    Improvement of national reporting, data collection and analysis of occupational accidents and diseases

    12 December 2012

    This report focuses on the importance of national reporting of occupational accidents and diseases and how it can be improved, as well as data collection systems and how the data can be evaluated and analyzed.

November 2012

  1. Meeting document

    366th Report of the Committee on Freedom of Association

    14 November 2012

    The Committee of Freedom of Association, set up by the Governing Body at its 117th Session (November 1951), met at the International Labour Office, Geneva, on 1 and 2 November 2012, under the chairmanship of Professor Paul van der Heijden.