Global Decent Work through improved industrial relations - hurdles and hope in a global labour market

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Abstract

The globalized and regionalized labour market has brought about significant scrutiny on how to organize not only labour regulations and legal provisions, but also industrial relations for the development, enforcement and monitoring of working life provisions and agreements. There has been an outspoken need to understand the recent situation and to structure a theory of maintaining established regimes in countries of more developed labour models. This situation has left worker movements, politicians and academics partly conserving previous structures, partly crying over the more recent development. This article discusses the ambition to refocus such efforts to progressive and novel sectors and areas of the World, and monitors recent years corresponding evolution of labour market progress – despite the common understanding of decline and despair. Labour reforms in global supply chains, largely supported by the ILO, but also by emerging understanding in companies and by consumers across the Globe. While previous understanding of labour market reform was predominantly an “in-labour” affair, the future understanding the solutions, the paper argues, is substantiated through a combination of actions by human rights bodies, global and local collective bargaining, corporate social responsibility and national as well as regional regulation.
Translated title of the contributionSkäliga arbete genom förbättrade arbetsmarknadsrelationer på en global arbetsmarknad.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jul 4
Event5th Conference of the Regulating for Decent Work Network - ILO, International Labour Office, Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 2017 Jul 32017 Jul 5
Conference number: 5
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Conference

Conference5th Conference of the Regulating for Decent Work Network
Country/TerritorySwitzerland
CityGeneva
Period2017/07/032017/07/05
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Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Law

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