Promoting international standards on employment termination in Georgia

Intense discussion on employement termination with highly qualified lawyers and social partners in Tbilisi.

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.

Un jugement du conseil des prudhommes de Troyes, la convention no 158 de l’OIT et les décisions du Comité Européen des Droits Sociaux sur la législation finlandaise concernant l’indemnisation du licenciement

A French Labour Court decision regarding dismissal compensation and ILO Convention No. 158

Human Rights and Right at Work – Derechos Humanos y Derecho al Trabajo

Presentación sobre derechos humanos y derecho al trabajo que tuvo lugar en un evento de la Oficina para las Instituciones Democráticas y los Derechos Humanos (ODIHR – OSCE), que tuvo lugar en Varsovia, el 20 de septiembre de 2016. Incluye un video, con la versión en español de mi presentación, editado en la Universidad Jaume… Seguir leyendo Human Rights and Right at Work – Derechos Humanos y Derecho al Trabajo

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

2016 Human Rights Council report and resolution on the right to work  

  The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights requested the ILO to contribute to a report on the realization of the right to work. Using the materials that I worked over the years, I contributed to the preparation of the overview submitted to the Human Rights Council by showing which were the relevant international… Seguir leyendo 2016 Human Rights Council report and resolution on the right to work  

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

2014 Marzo, Curitiba, Brasil, Conferencia sobre el Convenio 158

Ante una calificada audiencia de magistrados y juristas del Estado de Paraná (Brasil), dicté una conferencia sobre el despido injustificado en las normas internacionales del trabajo. El tema es muy delicado debido a que el Gobierno de Fernando Henrique Cardoso, en noviembre de 1996, denunció el Convenio núm. 158 (que había sido ratificado al final… Seguir leyendo 2014 Marzo, Curitiba, Brasil, Conferencia sobre el Convenio 158