La convention no 158 est-elle la meilleure alliée des revendications syndicales sur les indemnités de licenciement ?

French Labour Courts are challenging the conformity with ILO Termination of Employment Convention (Convention No. 158) with the limits of severance benefits imposed by national legislation passed in 2017. The ILO has accepted that severance packages reduced by Spain in 2012 were in line with Convention No. 158.

Welcome — Bienvenid@s

I'm a retired Senior International Civil Servant, having spent more than 25 years at the International Labor Office (ILO). I worked on Employment Policies, Tripartite Consultations, and Indigenous People. In this blog I have collected some of the most significant events and documents in which I was involved during my last years at the ILO. I now teach… Seguir leyendo Welcome — Bienvenid@s

2011 April – Catastrophic discussion in the ILO on Unjustified Dismissal

I had the responsibility to prepare the background document for a tripartite discussion on unjustified dismissal. The report of the tripartite committee reflected the strong opposition between those that recognized that it was necessary to balance the employer’s right to dismiss a worker for a valid reason and to ensure the worker’s right not to… Seguir leyendo 2011 April – Catastrophic discussion in the ILO on Unjustified Dismissal

2015 World Bank Publication – Balancing regulations to promote jobs

  For the World Bank, “balancing” labour regulations is a crucial policy challenge. Almost all of these regulations have been created by the International Labour Organization. The Authors needed assistance from the ILO on some important instruments. I provided guidance on termination of employment, which is considered as one of the most sensitive matters when… Seguir leyendo 2015 World Bank Publication – Balancing regulations to promote jobs

2014  OIT – Informe sobre la reforma laboral de 2012 en España

En el contexto de la crisis económica y monetaria que vivieron los países europeos desde 2008, la reforma laboral que hizo el Gobierno Rajoy en marzo de 2012 dio lugar a una reclamación ante la OIT de las dos confederaciones sindicales españolas. Las dos grandes confederaciones sindicales españolas (Comisiones Obreras y la Unión General de… Seguir leyendo 2014  OIT – Informe sobre la reforma laboral de 2012 en España

2013 – ILO Guide on employment policy and international labour standards

  The aim of the Guide is to increase awareness and understanding among Governments and other stakeholders of the importance of placing the promotion of full, productive and freely chosen employment at the heart of socio-economic and development policies through a rights-based approach and a broad basis of agreement achieved through social dialogue, in line… Seguir leyendo 2013 – ILO Guide on employment policy and international labour standards

2010 – ILO Study on employment policy

    How to implement employment and skills policies achieving full, productive and freely chosen employment in the context of the 2008 crisis?  The study covered ILO international labour standards regarding Employment Policy, Human Development Resources, Public Employment Services, and Private Employment Agencies. It also covered ILO Recommendations regarding Cooperatives and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises. I… Seguir leyendo 2010 – ILO Study on employment policy

España – reforma laboral de 2012 – contribución a un estudio sobre agencias de colocación

¿Cuál es la contribución de las agencias privadas de empleo a reducir el desempleo? ¿En un contexto de ajuste estructural, cuál es el papel de las normas internacionales del trabajo? En marzo de 2014, la profesora Inmaculada Ballester Pastor, de la Universidad Jaume I de Castellón, publicó su investigación luego de intercambiar varias ideas durante… Seguir leyendo España – reforma laboral de 2012 – contribución a un estudio sobre agencias de colocación