Publications on freedom of association

May 2020

  1. Global Deal for Decent Work & Inclusive Growth - Thematic Brief

    Social Dialogue and the Future of Work

    12 May 2020

March 2020

  1. IRLex explanatory brochure

    IRLex: the ILO Legal Database on Industrial Relations

    23 March 2020

    Up-to-date, accurate, accessible

  2. Global Deal for Decent Work & Inclusive Growth - Thematic Brief

    Social Dialogue for the Transition from the Informal to the Formal Economy

    09 March 2020

    Social dialogue has a vital role to play in supporting the transition from the informal to the formal economy. Drawing on case studies from around the world, this Global Deal thematic brief illustrates how social dialogue, involving governments and representative employers’ and workers’ organizations has, in different ways and at different levels, contributed to the transition to formality and the reduction of decent work deficits in the informal economy. It aims to assist all concerned stakeholders to apply social dialogue for the design and implementation of effective formalization strategies, in the context of the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 and the relevant international labour standards.

  3. Guidebook on

    How and why to collect and use data on industrial relations

    06 March 2020

    This guidebook is intended to support 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.

January 2020

  1. A compendium of practice

    Interactions between Workers’ Organizations and Workers in the Informal Economy: A Compendium of Practice

    30 January 2020

    The Compendium of Practice is 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.

  2. Freedom of association and collective bargaining

    Opportunities and challenges in formation and functioning of trade unions in Sri Lanka

    29 January 2020

    This paper was prepared for trade unions in Sri Lanka to strategise on opportunities and challenges in freedom of association and collective bargaining, in accordance with ILO Conventions No. 87 and No. 98.

December 2019

  1. Publication

    The scope of essential services: Laws, Regulations and Practices

    23 December 2019

  2. Issue Brief no. 5 - Labour Relations and Collective Bargaining

    Negotiating for decent working time - a review of practice

    10 December 2019

    This Issue Brief gives an overview of the regulation of working time through collective agreements in different regions of the world and outlines innovative solutions by the bargaining partners. It presents practices from various countries, which can advance a human-centered approach to the regulation of working time through collective bargaining.

November 2019

  1. Publication

    The Scope of Collective Bargaining in Public Administration

    08 November 2019

  2. Publication

    Web Application on Freedom of Association

    02 November 2019

    How to secure and promote freedom of association? This web application provides an overview of the principles on freedom of association and explains how ILO procedures and bodies can be best used to secure and promote freedom of association across the world.