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Organising and Collective Bargaining in Non-Standard Forms of Work

Oct 17 2019, 15:51    ITUC

Non-standard forms of work have been on the rise in recent years, with serious consequences on workers' rights, security and livelihoods. Such new work forms have increased in prevalence in the midst of technological change, globalisation, regulatory loopholes, and in some cases, reforms to reduce workers' protections. In many countries, employers face few restrictions to make use of precarious work arrangements, and sometimes even profit from fiscal incentives available to them to expand the …


  • Qatar dismantles kafala system of modern slavery    ITUC Qatar's programme of labour reforms today succeeded in dismantling the kafala system and heralding a modern industrial relations system. Exit visas for workers – including domestic workers, those in government and public institutions, and workers employed at sea, in agriculture as well as casual …
  • Austerity: The New Normal    ITUC This paper by Isabel Ortiz and Matthew Cummins - co-published by the ITUC, Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Public Services International, the Bretton Woods Project and the European Network for Debt and Developments - (i) examines historical and projected government expenditure trends for 189 …
  • People power for our planet    ITUC New Zealand's Council of Trade Unions has published a road-map paper laying out the organisation's next steps on Just Transition to good, green jobs entitled "People Power for our Planet" - Policies
  • All eyes on Human Rights Council as negotiations on groundbreaking business and human rights treaty move forward    ITUC The ITUC calls on governments to support a strong, international binding treaty on business and human rights. Negotiations on the treaty will take place between 14-18 October 2019 within the Inter-Governmental Working Group established by the Human Rights Council. For the first time, a clear …
  • Joint Trade Union Statement on a legally binding instrument to regulate, in international human rights law, the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises    ITUC - Documents / Statements , Human and trade union rights , Multilateralism
  • Building Workers' Power - October 2019    ITUC The World Bank and IMF annual meetings taking place this month will introduce the new IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva. The ITUC General Council will meet this month in Brussels to discuss the ITUC programme of work for 2020. - Newsletters / A New Social Contract, Multilateralism, Jobs, …
  • Violent repression in Ecuador as workers resist IMF package    ITUC Disastrous IMF policies are wreaking havoc on the country's economy by eliminating social and labour rights. The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) demands an end to the state-led political violence and also demands the release of protestors. The president of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno, has …
  • Eswatini: ITUC reacts to brutal repression of trade union demonstration    ITUC More than 30 people have been injured as police opened fire on demonstrators during a public sector strike action in Eswatini. The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has condemned the government's brutality against the peaceful demonstrators. “Respect for workers' rights, good faith …