Promoting social dialogue

Ease social tension by using mechanisms of social dialogue and collective bargaining

Social dialogue, including collective bargaining, is an invaluable mechanism for reducing social tensions in times of crisis and designing policies to fit national priorities. It is a strong basis for building the commitment of employers and workers to joint action with governments to overcome the crisis and sustain recovery. Labour administration and inspection are important elements of action in this regard.

Some of the Pact recommendations:

  • Strengthening respect for and use of, mechanisms of social dialogue, including collective bargaining;
  • Building the commitment of employers and workers to the joint action with governments needed to set a solid basis on social dialogue, as a vital instrument in inspiring confidence; and
  • Strengthening capacities for labour administration and labour inspection as an important element in inclusive action on worker protection, social security, labour market policies and social dialogue.