Switzerland - Mediation to tackle labour dispute at the ILO - November 19, 2010

After a week of tension, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the ILO staff union have agreed to seek mediation over complaints that the ILO has failed to apply its own guidelines on good labour standards to its employees. The parties agreed to the proposal by the Director-General of the ILO, Mr. Juan Somavia, that union and management have recourse to a process of external, independent mediation. The union had threatened to take industrial action over its complaint that too many of the ILO's 3,000 workers were on precarious short-term contracts.

English: http://in.reuters.com/article/idINIndia-53030120101119; 
http://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/press-and-media-centre/press-releases …

French: http://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/press-and-media-centre/press-releases … 

 

This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2010.


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