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Volume 144 (2005), Number 3

  • Introduction
  • The standard-setting and monitoring activity of the ILO: Legal questions and practical experience


    With twenty years of experience as Employer Vice-Chairperson of the Conference Committee on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations, the author critically evaluates the standard-setting activity of the ILO and its procedures for monitoring the application of ILO standards. He draws out lessons for the Organization regarding its future direction in this respect, reflecting Employers’ preferences, notably as regards adopting standards that establish general principles, and are less detailed and more flexible.

  • The new labour law of the Russian Federation

    By Arturo BRONSTEIN

    Clearly the Russian Federation’s transition to a market economy could not settle for labour law inherited from the communist era. After recalling the broad general principles of that labour law, the author describes developments following the break up of the Soviet Union, which resulted in the adoption of several legal texts, notably a new Constitution, and the emergence of new employer and worker organizations, and a new labour code. He examines the code’s articles covering the employment contract, collective bargaining and the right to strike.

  • Is a stable workforce good for productivity?

    By Peter AUER, Janine BERG and Ibrahim COULIBALY

    Employment stability or employment flexibility? Which is best for the economy? The authors seek to further the debate by analysing the relationship between employment tenure and productivity in six major sectors in 13 European countries. The relationship proves to be a positive one, except in the case of long employment tenure far exceeding the average. By contrast, there was an inverse relationship between tenure and employment levels. To overcome this problem, the authors propose a policy of “protected mobility” on the labour market, together with active labour market policies seeking to combine both flexibility and security

  • Books


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