Publications on freedom of association

May 2012

  1. Publication

    Social Finance Working Paper #56: Strategies for unions to provide benefits and financial services to workers

    08 May 2012

    Experiences in the United States

April 2012

  1. Working paper

    Working Paper No. 36: "Non-standard workers: Good practices of social dialogue and collective bargaining"

    26 April 2012

    This paper provides a comparative synthesis analysis of a series of national studies on non-standard work, collective bargaining and social dialogue in selected countries (Argentina,Colombia, India, Indonesia, Hungary, Japan and South Africa), which the Industrial and Employment Relations Department (DIALOGUE) of the ILO has conducted as a pilot project under the ILO’s Global Product on “Supporting collective bargaining and sound industrial relations”. The national studies aimed at identifying current and emerging non-standard forms of work arrangements within which workers are in need of protection; examining good practices in which people in non-standard forms of work are organized; analysing the role that collective bargaining and other forms of social dialogue play in improving the terms and conditions as well as the status of non-standard workers; and identifying good practices in this regard.

March 2012

  1. Good practice

    Practices with good potential - Towards the elimination of hazardous child labour

    15 March 2012

    This publication is a companion volume of the "Children in Hazardous Work: What we know, what we need to do" report, outlines the problem of hazardous work and highlights possible solutions. Although it is too early to say, in most cases, that the activities included here are proven "good practices" ready for emulation, nonetheless items in this selection have already demonstrated some unique or notable elements.

  2. Meeting document

    Report III(1B): Giving globalization a human face (General Survey on the fundamental Conventions)

    02 March 2012

    General Survey on the fundamental Conventions concerning rights at work in light of the ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization, 2008.

February 2012

  1. Online edition

    Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety

    20 February 2012

    The new Encyclopaedia website is a cutting-edge global knowledge platform for sharing occupational safety and health (OSH) information and good practices. This online multidisciplinary book of facts and knowledge presents the general user with a panoramic view of the field. The Encyclopaedia was written and compiled by world class researchers and industry experts. It is the most comprehensive reference source on the subject and one of the flagship and widely respected publications of the ILO.

January 2012

  1. Instructional material

    Promoting Collective Bargaining and Dispute Resolution in the Public Service - An ILO training workbook

    09 January 2012

    This training workbook aims at developing and strengthening the collective bargaining skills and expertise of workers, the public sector unions and government officials.

December 2011

  1. Instructional material

    Manual on collective bargaining and dispute resolution in the public service

    01 December 2011

    This Manual seeks to provide examples on how different countries have developed successful mechanisms to prevent and resolve disputes in labour relations in the public service. It showcases effective ways to develop collective bargaining systems and provides approaches and formulas for dispute resolution.

November 2011

  1. Publication

    Social dialogue during the financial and economic crisis. Results from the ILO/World Bank Inventory using a Boolean analysis on 44 countries

    14 November 2011

    Employment Working Paper No. 102

September 2011

  1. Meeting document

    ILO submission on Fiji to the 42nd Pacific Islands Forum Leaders’ Meeting

    13 September 2011

August 2011

  1. Publication

    A Guide to Selected Labour Inspection Systems (with special reference to OSH)

    08 August 2011

    This “Guide to Selected Labour Inspection Systems” is part of a research programme in the area of labour administration and labour inspection carried out by the ILO Labour Inspection and Administration Programme (LAB/ADMIN) with a view to better understanding the functioning of the various systems in the world.