Decent work in the platform economy

The growth in the platform economy and platform work represents an opportunity for job creation and more flexible organization of production processes, but also a challenge in terms of fair …

Heading in the Wrong Direction: ‘Global Britain’ and ILO Standards on Industrial Action

Global Britain’ is the ambitious term used by the UK Government for describing Britain’s place in the world after Brexit. Attempts at definition have focused on its critical role as a defender of …

TUC reports government to UN body over attacks on right to strike

The UK’s main union body has reported the government to the UN’s labour standards organisation for alleged attacks on workers’ right to strike. The Trades Union Congress (TUC) said ministers …

UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – Concluding Observations on Zimbabwe

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) evaluated Zimbabwe in its recent review found: “The Committee is concerned that legislation to protect labor rights and prevent discrimination …

Tripartite working group agrees on a way forward for ILO work in supply chains

The core elements of an ambitious and comprehensive strategy on decent work in supply chains have been agreed by a tripartite working group  – representing governments, employers and workers – of …

Fair pay complaint to ILO crashes and burns

Business New Zealand’s attempt to derail the Government’s controversial Fair Pay Agreements legislation at the International Labour Organisation has flopped. Instead of issuing the grave condemnation sought by the business …

KCTU’s Request of ILO’s Intervention on the Truck Drivers’ Strike in Republic of Korea

The Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) requested ILO’s intervention in the violation of fundamental principle and rights, especially right to collective bargaining and civil liberty in relation to the …

Cooperatives and the World of Work No. 14 – Partnerships between trade unions and the social and solidarity economy to support informal economy workers

“Over two billion workers, representing 61.2 per cent of global employment, are in the informal economy (ILO 2018a). Workers’ experiences differ significantly depending on their occupation, with women concentrated in …

ILO Working Paper: Protection of workers’ personal data: General principles

“This study on “the legal protection of workers’ personal data” aims to develop the knowledge base on this subject in light of legal and technological developments. The purpose of this …

ILO Flagship Social Dialogue Report 2022: Collective bargaining for an inclusive sustainable and resilient recovery

“Concerns have been growing over rising in- equality in earnings and widening gaps in labour market opportunities. This is mirrored by sluggish productivity growth on the one hand, and a …

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