Collective bargaining and labour relations
Key ILO resources
Social Dialogue Report 2022: Collective bargaining for an inclusive, sustainable and resilient recovery
Collective bargaining, a policy guide
A guide to design and implement policies promoting and strengthening collective bargaining.
An explanatory brochure
Promoting Collective Bargaining
A practical guide to the text of Convention 154 and Recommendation 163.
International Labour Conference
Thematic Forum on "Freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining: a foundation of decent work".
- On-demand... and organized! , by Christopher Land-Kazlauskas, Freedom of Association & Collective Bargaining Specialist and Hannah Johnston, Technical Officer.
- Want to tackle inequality? Shore up collective bargaining , by Susan Hayter, Labour Relations & Collective Bargaining Senior Specialist.
Can collective bargaining create a fairer economy? Discover the impact of collective bargaining on the economy, businesses and working lives.
International labour standards
Lesotho ratifies three ILO Conventions
16 March 2023
Promotion of social dialogue
Bipartite dialogues improve productivity of the palm oil industry and make business more resilient
22 February 2023
Access to labour justice in collective labour disputes: Evidence from the updated IRLex database
22 February 2023
A compendium of practice
Interactions between Workers' Organisations and Workers in the Informal Economy
A compilation of concrete examples, drawn from around the world, showing how trade unions have sought to reach out to workers in the informal economy to reduce the decent work deficits they face and support their transition to formality.
How and why to collect and use data on industrial relations
A support to ILO’s tripartite constituents in the collection of data on industrial relations, including on trade union membership, on the coverage of collective bargaining agreements and on strikes and lockouts.
Collective Agreements: Extending Labour Protection
This volume examines the extension of collective agreements and its use as a policy tool to expand the coverage of labour protection, and shore up collective bargaining.