The International Labour Organization
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|Author||: Daniel Maul|
|Editor||: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG|
This book is the first comprehensive account of the International Labour Organization’s 100-year history. At its heart is the concept of global social policy, which encompasses not only social policy in its national and international dimensions, but also development policy, world trade, international migration and human rights. The book focuses on the ILO’s roles as a key player in debates on poverty, social justice, wealth distribution and social mobility subjects and as a global forum for addressing these issues. The study puts in perspective the manifold ways in which the ILO has helped structure these debates and has made – through its standard-setting, technical cooperation and myriad other activities – practical contributions to the world of work and to global social policy.
|Author||: Steve Hughes,Nigel Haworth|
The International Labour Organization (ILO) is broadening its agenda and carving out a role as a key player in global economic policy-making, and this volume provides a succinct and comprehensive guide to this important organization. By charting the history and development of the ILO and examining its key functions and structure the authors offer a clear and detailed account of its work, and provide an important discussion of the current criticisms and debates that surround the organization. The work moves on to discuss the position that the ILO takes in our understanding of global governance and seeks to evaluate the impact of emerging issues such as the global economic crisis, and critically examines the future direction of the organization. This fresh and accessible account of the International Labour Organization provides an excellent understanding of its purpose and structure and will be of interest to all students of international politics, international organizations and international political economy.
|Author||: Gerry Rodgers|
|Editor||: International Labour Organisation|
Explores some of the main ideas which the ILO has seized, developed and applied, examines their history and tells how they were pursued in different geographical and historical settings.
|Author||: Francis Maupain|
|Editor||: Bloomsbury Publishing|
The International Labour Organization was created in 1919, as part of the Treaty of Versailles that ended the First World War, to reflect the belief that universal and lasting peace can be accomplished only if it is based on social justice. As the oldest organisation in the UN system, approaching its 100th anniversary in 2019, the ILO faces unprecedented strains and challenges. Since before the financial crisis, the global economy has tested the limits of a regulatory regime which was conceived in 1919. The organisation's founders only entrusted it with balancing social progress with the constraints of an interconnected open economy, but gambled almost entirely on tools of persuasion to ensure that this would happen. Whether that gamble is still capable of paying-off is the subject of this book, by a former ILO insider with an unrivalled knowledge of its work. The book forms part of a broader inquiry into the relevance of founding institutional principles to today's context, and strives to show that the bet made on persuasion may yet pay off. In part, the text argues that there may be little alternative anyway, showing that the pathways to more binding solutions are fraught with difficulty. It also shows the ILO's considerable future potential for promoting effective, universal regulations by extending its tools of persuasion in as yet insufficiently explored directions. Starting with an examination of how the organisation's institutional context differs from 93 years ago, the author goes on to evaluate the prospects of numerous proposals put forward today, including the trade/labour linkage, but going beyond this. As a case study in how strategic choices can be made under legal, social and institutional constraints, the book should be valuable not only to those with an interest in the ILO, but to anyone who studies international organisation, labour law, law and society or political economy.
|Author||: International Labour Office|
|Editor||: International Labour Organization|
|Author||: International Labour Office,Medzinárodná organizácia práce,Ufficio internazionale del lavoro|
|Editor||: International Labour Organization|
Labour standards have long been upheld by the ILO as an essential pillar of development and peace at the national and international levels. Respect for fundamental rights at work is at the core of the ILO's decent work strategy. This important new book offers valuable insight on the content and application of the ILO's fundamental international labour standards and related standards. These fundamental standards--on freedom of association, collective bargaining, the abolition of forced and compulsory labour, equality of opportunity and treatment, and the protection of children and young people--form the basis of the ILO's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and its Follow-up, 1998. The book offers a detailed description of the relevant Conventions and their principles, along with specific problems encountered in their application at a national level. Together, the information in this volume provides a thoughtful overview which can provide the basis for an ever more practical and fuller application of fundamental human rights worldwide. A crucial resource for labour authorities, lawyers, practitioners, and employers' and workers' organizations.
|Author||: International Labour Office,Laura Addati|
The report analyses the ways in which unpaid care work is recognised and organised, the extent and quality of care jobs and their impact on the well-being of individuals and society. A key focus of this report is the persistent gender inequalities in households and the labour market, which are inextricably linked with care work. These gender inequalities must be overcome to make care work decent and to ensure a future of decent work for both women and men. The report contains a wealth of original data drawn from over 90 countries and details transformative policy measures in five main areas: care, macroeconomics, labour, social protection and migration. It also presents projections on the potential for decent care job creation offered by remedying current care work deficits and meeting the related targets of the Sustainable Development Goals.
|Author||: Luc Cortebeeck|
|Editor||: Lannoo Meulenhoff - Belgium|
Luc Cortebeeck has been fighting for social justice for over forty years. From 2011 to 2017, he was Vice-Chairperson of the ILO Governing Body and in 2017-2018 its Chairperson. The International Labor Organization (ILO) is the UN agency that brings together governments, employers and workers, promotes decent work and social justice, and sets and supervises international labour standards. In Still Work to Be Done he presents his experiences and insights, which call for reflection and, above all, action. In a far-reaching analysis of labour in today's world - from forced labour in Asia and the Gulf States through the brutal violence against trade unionists in Latin America to the erosion of social security and the right to strike in industrialised countries - he examines the future of work: how can we eliminate child labour and exploitation? How do we make governments and multinationals respect all workers in supply chains? How do we use the challenges and opportunities of digitisation to tackle inequality? How will we work in the post-coronavirus world, after a pandemic hitting the most vulnerable and the young hardest of all?
|Author||: S. Kott,J. Droux|
Based on the case of the ILO, both as an actor and driver of international social policy, this collection explores the internationalization process of social rights, in a number of national and international contexts. This collection brings together a variety of new scholarship by a group of highly qualified and internationally renowned scholars.
|Author||: Albert Thomas|
First published in 1931. This study was written by various officials of the International Labour Office, and provides an overview of the work of this institution as it was in the years after its initial formation. The authors provide a full and systematic description of the activities within the organisation, and will be of great interest to scholars and students of political and labour history.
|Author||: Lars Thomann|
|Editor||: Springer Science & Business Media|
For more than nine decades, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has been responsible for setting up, monitoring, and implementing international labour standards in order to ensure that workers around the globe enjoy minimum social protection and workers' rights. Lars Thomann examines the ILO's wide ranging efforts to achieve compliance with international labour standards adopted by the organization and ratified by its member states. The author draws on different compliance schools of various strands of international relations theory and discusses them against the background of the ILO's compliance efforts in general and regarding the abolition of forced labour in particular. He shows that even though the ILO has experience in bringing about compliance – given its seniority – and is in many cases successful in doing so, it is not well equipped to deal with persistent cases of non-compliance. The book is valuable reading for researchers and students in the field of social sciences, as well as for practitioners working on international labour standards.
|Author||: Tarja Halonen,Ulla Liukkunen|
This open access book explores the role of the ILO (International Labour Organization) in building global social governance from multiple and mutually complementary perspectives. It explores the impact of this UN ́s oldest agency, founded in 1919, on the transforming world of work in a global setting, providing insights into the unique history and functions of the ILO as an organization and the evolution of workers’ rights through international labour standards stemming from its regulatory mechanism. The book examines the persistent dilemma of balancing the benefits of globalization with the protection of workers. It critically assesses the challenges that emerge when international labour standards are implemented and enforced in highly diverse regulatory frameworks in international, regional, national and local contexts. The book also identifies feasible ways to achieve more inclusive labour protection, putting into perspective the tension between the economic and the social in the ILO’s second century of operation. It includes reflections on the work of the ILO World Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalisation by Tarja Halonen, who as President of Finland co-chaired the Commission with Benjamin William Mkapa, President of Tanzania. Written by distinguished experts and scholars in the fields of international labour law and international law, the book provides an insightful and in-depth analysis of the role of the ILO as an international organization devoted to decent work and social justice. It also sheds light on tripartism and its particular role in the work of the ILO, examining the challenges that a profoundly changing working life presents in terms of labour protection and social justice, and examining the transnational dimension of labour law. Lastly, the book includes a postscript by Nobel economics laureate Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz.
|Author||: Ivanka Mamic,International Labour Office|
|Editor||: International Labour Organization|
As manufacturing and trade become increasingly globalised, there is a need to ensure that the practices of multinational companies and suppliers operating in developing countries meet minimum standards in terms of employment conditions and rights, health and safety, and environmental practices. This publication sets out research findings on the emerging nature of corporate social responsibility and the implementation of codes of conduct in global supply chains. It draws on research undertaken in the sports footwear, clothing and retail sectors, and on interviews with hundreds of company managers and suppliers, activists, government officials, factory workers and worker representatives in a range of developed and developing countries.
|Author||: International Labour Office|
This report provides an overview of global and regional trends in employment, unemployment, labour force participation and productivity, as well as dimensions of job quality such as employment status, informal employment and working poverty. It also examines income and social developments, and provides an indicator of social unrest. Key findings are that are unemployment is projected to rise after a long period of stability, and that many people are working fewer paid hours than they would like or lack adequate access to paid work. The report also takes a close look at decent work deficits and persistent labour market inequalities, noting that income inequality is higher than previously thought.
|Author||: Stefano Bellucci,Holger Weiss|
|Editor||: Springer Nature|
This edited collection is a global history of workers’ organisations since 1919, the year when the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the Comintern and the International Federation of Trade Unions were formed. This historical moment represents a caesura in labour history as it epitomises the beginning of what the editors and the contributors in this book call the internationalisation of the labour question. The case studies in this centenary volume analyse the relationship between global workers’ organisations and the new ideological confrontation between liberal capitalism, socialism and communism since the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia. Workers’ organisations, trade unions in particular, grew in importance and managed to organise internationally, forming alliances cemented by ideology and sustained by international institutional bodies or centrals. In the nascent capitalist versus communist struggle, trade unions thrived. Is it mere coincidence that today’s decline of unionism coincides with the end of ideological antagonism? This book emphasises important global labour issues such as gender as well as international workers’ histories from Latin America, Asia and Africa.