THE HIGHEST DECISION-MAKING BODY OF ILO MEETS
The International Labour Conference is the highest decision-making body of the International Labour Organization (ILO) which is an agency of the United Nations that deals with labour related issues.
The body meets annually in the month of June by bringing together delegations of workers, employers, and governments from the Organisation’s 187 member States.
The interventions of the ILO prominently come by way of Conventions which geared towards addressing different aspects of labour/industrial relations. Such Conventions include but not limited to the eight fundamental Conventions:
The eight fundamental Conventions according to the ILO are:
1. Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87)
2. Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention, 1949 (No. 98)
3. Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29) (and its 2014 Protocol )
4. Abolition of Forced Labour Convention, 1957 (No. 105)
5. Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No. 138)
6. Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182)
7. Equal Remuneration Convention, 1951 (No. 100)
8. Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention, 1958 (No. 111)
This year’s (2022) International Labour Conference began on 27th May and shall end on 11th June.
The copy of this year’s Social Dialogue Report titled Collective Bargaining Agreement for an Inclusive, Sustainable and Resilient Recovery can be accessed via the link below: