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International Labour Law 5th ed isbn 9789041189097

International Labour Law 4th ed

ISBN13: 9789041156747
New Edition ISBN: 9789041189097
Previous Edition ISBN: 9789041138057
Published: December 2014
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

This book provides in-depth interpretation of the crucial International Labour Organisation (ILO) instruments - Constitution, conventions, declarations, resolutions, and recommendations - as well as such other sources of law as the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and various model and actual corporate codes of conduct. Among the substantive areas of labour law covered in this book are the following:

  • the relationship between international labour law and economic competition;
  • standards on industrial relations;
  • collective bargaining and dispute settlement procedures;
  • protection of trade unions;
  • prohibitions on enforced and child labour;
  • promotion of equal opportunity and treatment;
  • time and rest provisions;
  • wage determination and protection;
  • occupational health and safety provisions;
  • special issues on non-standard forms of employment;
  • foreign and migrant workers;
  • social security provisions;
  • maritime work.
The presentation demonstrates that these rules and standards, notwithstanding their much-maligned intrinsic legal force, do in fact offer invaluable benchmarks to governments, judiciaries, employers, and trade unions. The book's combination of detailed commentary and an overarching social policy will make it especially valuable to legislators, human resources managers, employers´ organizations, trade unions, jurists, and academics concerned with the role of work in our globalized social system.

The completely revised fourth edition of the book by Jean-Michel Servais analyzes the potential of those standards in a globalized world, and the necessary evolution. It examines the actual implementation of those rules in the national context, comparing different experiences. It integrates the latest instruments, in particular the 2008 Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization that has led to a greater involvement of the ILO in the global discussion on economic development as exemplified by its participation in the recent G8 and G20 meetings. It examines the most recent debates (dealing with human rights at work, strikes, social security, health and security at work, tc.), updates the bibliography and opens some perspectives for the future work of the global institutions.

Employment Law
The Author.
List of Abbreviations.
General Introduction.

Chapter 1. The Founding Principles of the ILO and their Relevance Today.
Chapter 2. The Social Clause Dilemma.
Chapter 3. The Institutional Framework.

Part I. The Sources of International Labour Law.
Chapter 1. The ILO Constitution.
Chapter 2. The International Labour Conventions.
Chapter 3. The Other Standard-setting Instruments.
Chapter 4. Provisions from Other Sources and Conflicts between Standards.

Part II. The Content of International Labour Standards.
Chapter 1. Freedom of Association and Social Dialogue.
Chapter 2. Labour and Employment.
Chapter 3. Social Security.

Part III. The Effectiveness of International Labour Standards.
Chapter 1. The Supervision and Promotion of ILO Standards.

Selected Bibliography.