Publications

2016

  1. Employment Protection Legislation: New Approaches to Measuring the Institution

    11 January 2016

    Policy Brief No.8

2015

  1. Making decent work a reality for migrant domestic workers

    17 December 2015

    This document is part of a series of briefs on issues and approaches to promoting decent work for domestic workers.

  2. Domestic work voice and representation through organizing

    15 December 2015

    This document is part of a series of briefs on issues and approaches to promoting decent work for domestic workers.

  3. The application of collective agreements

    14 December 2015

    Ideally, workers and managers will ensure that collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) are applied. Managers will make sure that workers are paid the agreed rates and that working conditions are as specified in the latest agreement. Trade union officers will communicate with workers, explaining what has been agreed and discussing how to approach the implementation of any changes. Managers and trade union representatives together will monitor the application of the agreement and work together within agreed procedures to resolve any problems that arise with putting it into practice. In many circumstances, however, the application of agreements is not so straightforward.

  4. Subjects for collective bargaining

    14 December 2015

  5. Representativity and recognition for collective bargaining

    14 December 2015

    If a collective bargaining agreement is to reflect a fair balance between the interests of the workers and employers that it covers, the organizations that negotiate on behalf of each side must be properly representative.

  6. Collective bargaining

    14 December 2015

    Negotiating or bargaining is a means of joint decision making. It is used by individuals or groups like trade unions and employers who depend on each other to achieve their goals but who may have different interests.

  7. Collective bargaining and non-standard forms of employment: Practices that reduce vulnerability and ensure work is decent

    14 December 2015

    Collective bargaining is widely recognized as an important tool for improving working conditions and labour relations, but can it play the same role for workers in non-standard forms of employment? This issue brief looks at the ways in which collective bargaining is used to negotiate better terms and conditions of employment for workers in temporary and part-time employment, and in forms of employment involving multiple parties, such as temporary agency work.

  8. Collective bargaining, a policy guide

    11 December 2015

    A guide to designing and implementing policies to promote and strengthen collective bargaining.

  9. Improving working conditions for domestic workers: organizing, coordinated action and bargaining

    04 December 2015

    This Issue Brief examines innovative approaches to workers’ and employers’ organizations and collective bargaining that protect domestic workers from the risk of being engaged in unacceptable forms of work and afford them effective and inclusive labour protection.

  10. Collective bargaining - a policy guide

    13 November 2015

  11. Human Rights of Migrant Domestic Workers in an Irregular Situation

    30 October 2015

    Study of undcoumented Migrant Domestic Worker vulnerability to abuse and exploitation.

  12. Trends in collective bargaining coverage: stability, erosion or decline?

    29 September 2015

    Collective bargaining over wages and other working conditions between unions and employers is a key labour market institution in democratic societies. The coverage and impact of this institution varies over time and across countries. This policy brief examines differences in collective bargaining coverage for 75 countries.

  13. Course on Negotiation skills for the world of work (ITC Turin, Italy)

    28 September 2015

    This course aims to develop participants' knowledge and understanding of consensus-building approaches to conflict management and dispute resolution.

  14. Indigenous peoples in domestic work – Facing multiple discrimination and disadvantage

    06 August 2015

  15. Decent Work, Green Jobs and the Sustainable Economy

    12 June 2015

    The challenges of achieving environmental sustainability and of generating decent work for all are closely linked. This book argues that goal of environmentally sustainable economies will not be attained without the active contribution of the world of work (Download the introduction to the report below).

  16. The Diversity of "Marginal" Part-Time Employment

    31 May 2015

    Policy Brief No.7

  17. The right to rest for domestic workers - setting a floor

    30 April 2015

  18. The European Social Model in Crisis: Is Europe losing its soul?

    27 April 2015

    This book assesses the current situations in EU Member States on the basis of detailed empirical evidence and concrete case studies of the social policies that have been discontinued or altered, distinguishing between recent developments caused by the economic crisis and long-term trends.

  19. Promoting collective bargaining (C154 & R163)

    09 April 2015