Publications on tripartism and social dialogue

  1. Report

    Two decades of national employment policies 2000-2020

    25 August 2021

    Part I: Employment policy design: Lessons from the past, policies for the future


    The ILO undertakes a global survey on diversity and inclusion

    29 June 2021

    This brief offers information about a global survey being conducted on enterprise approaches to diversity and inclusion (D&I). The survey results will seek to create new insights and understanding on D&I actions, scope, drivers and priorities in order to better support companies going forward in creating impactful change


    A literature review of diversity and inclusion in the workplace: Key findings

    29 June 2021

    This brief provides a summary of a literature review conducted on diversity and inclusion practices in companies globally.

  4. International Journal of Labour Research

    COVID-19 and Recovery: The Role of Trade Unions in Building Forward Better

    24 June 2021

    This year's International Journal of Labour Research explores strategies for workers and their organizations to shape COVID-19 response policies as well as adapting internally to provide vital services to workers and continue fulfilling their societal role as advocate for social justice and workers’ rights. As such, the journal reveals key findings on various topics that are of special interest to trade unions and provide guidance on policies in building forward better.

  5. Publication

    Social dialogue in times of COVID-19 pandemic: What works

    14 June 2021

    Analysis of tripartite and bipartite social dialogue initiatives between governments and employers' and workers' organisations at national or sectoral level, which have been instrumental in shaping countries' responses to the crisis.

  6. Publication

    Questions & Answers - Company-Union Dialogue: An operational tool of the Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy (MNE Declaration)

    27 May 2021

  7. ILO Working paper 32

    Digital Work in Eastern Europe: Overview of Trends, Outcomes, and Policy Responses

    25 May 2021

    This paper presents the emergence and growth of digital labour markets in Eastern Europe over the period 1999-2019. It presents the profiles of digital workers, their working conditions and discusses how these are shaped by the business models of digital labour platforms.

  8. Publication

    International Labor Standards and Tripartism

    24 May 2021

    Chapter 49 in The Routledge Handbook of Feminist Economics

  9. ILO brief

    Implications of the COVID-19 crisis for enterprises’ human resource management policies and practices

    19 May 2021

    The COVID-19 crisis has increased the importance of human and social capital for enterprise success. The competitiveness and viability — even survival — of an enterprise increasingly depend on its ability to make its employees motivated, skilled and committed. This can only be achieved in a workplace environment characterized by a spirit of social dialogue, mutual trust and respect, non-discrimination, and the absence of violence and harassment. This brief illustrates how enterprises have coped with the COVID-19 pandemic by adjusting their people management approaches, policies and practices.

  10. Publication

    Teleworking arrangements during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond

    14 May 2021

    Telework, defined as the use of information and communications technologies (ICTs), such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktop computers, for work that is performed outside the employer’s premises, is not new, having existed since the 1970’s in some parts of world. It was expected to grow in usage as costs of ICTs and broadband communications became cheaper, but its regular use was limited mainly to employer-worker agreements in certain occupations and sectors. In 2020, the Covid-19 global pandemic changed this situation. In an attempt to limit the spread of the Covid 19 virus, keep workers employed, and limit the negative economic consequences of the pandemic, policymakers and employers implemented telework whenever possible.