Publications on freedom of association

January 2021

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

    The Contribution of Social Dialogue to Gender Equality

    20 January 2021

December 2020

  1. Trade for Decent Work

    Agenda: ILO-EU Trade for Decent Work Project - National Tripartite Consultative Workshop

    14 December 2020

November 2020

  1. International Labour Review, Vol. 159 (2020), No. 1

    Labour geographies of the platform economy: Understanding collective organizing strategies in the context of digitally mediated work

    24 November 2020

    The article examines the geographies of collective labour struggle in the platform economy. It distinguishes between the unique spatial features associated with place-based work and crowdwork to examine the divergent collective organizing strategies developed therein. Taking works councils, collective bargaining and multi-enterprise agreements as three examples of social dialogue, the article considers why different types of platform workers gravitate towards particular strategies, analyses the regulatory frameworks within which these workers’ collective struggles are bound, and assesses the propensity for these expressions of solidarity to improve the terms and conditions of platform work.

  2. ILO Working paper 15

    The Transformation of the Mexican Labour Regulation Model and its link to North American Economic Integration

    23 November 2020

    This paper examines the different phases and changes of the Mexican labour regulation model. It analyses the extent to which trade liberalization was pivotal in the recent labour regulation reforms – particularly in the area of freedom of association and collective bargaining –.

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

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

    20 November 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.

  4. Publication

    Frequently asked questions - Issue paper on COVID-19 and fundamental principles and rights at work

    16 November 2020

  5. EU - ILO comparative review

    Facilities for trade union officials and members to exercise their rights – A comparative review

    13 November 2020

    The report seeks to highlight the common denominator of the two main issues which will be analysed: the right to organize, id est the right to form and join organizations of workers or employers, and the facilities granted to workers’ representatives. The former is of a more fundamental nature (freedom of assembly, non-discrimination and non-interference), whereas the latter (facilities) is more technical. The countries which will be examined are the following: Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Sweden.

  6. EU - ILO comparative review

    Individual and collective dispute resolution systems - A comparative review

    13 November 2020

    The present report investigates specific individual and collective labour dispute resolution practices and institutions in a selected sample of countries: Australia, Belgium, France, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The countries were selected to reflect broadly different legal and industrial relations systems with diverse forms and traditions of dispute resolution.

  7. EU - ILO report

    Policy recommendations on individual and collective dispute resolution systems and facilities for trade union officials and members to exercise their rights

    13 November 2020

    These policy recommendations address some areas of possible changes in the Greek labour law framework that could modernise dispute settlement systems on the one hand, and facilities for trade union officials and members in Greece on the other. They are formulated in response to specific queries and comments received from the Greek government and the social partners.

October 2020

  1. Fundamental principles and rights at work

    Issue paper on COVID-19 and fundamental principles and rights at work

    07 October 2020

    For the millions of workers already in vulnerable situations, the COVID-19 crisis can have devastating consequences: their fundamental rights at work are under threat, pushing them and their families towards greater insecurity. Safeguarding and extending fundamental principles and rights at work will therefore be critical to the success of both immediate and longer-term responses to the crisis in the world of work.