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

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

2014 – ILO Guide on National Tripartite Social Dialogue

I participated to the drafting of this guide which is part of the ILO’s effort to respond to the demand from ILO member States for technical support in the field of establishing or strengthening mechanisms for tripartite social dialogue at the policy level in line with international labour standards.      

2010 Nantes – Intervention sur les normes internationales du travail dans un débat concernant les droits de l’homme

Vidéo de la discussion avec Me W. BURDON sur l’efficacité des normes internationales du travail. Les normes sont efficaces quand les professionnels du droit et les magistrats peuvent les appliquer dans des litiges concrets. Les membres du BIT ne font qu’expliquer leur contenu et promouvoir leur connaissance. Si des difficultés sociales existent au niveau national,… Seguir leyendo 2010 Nantes – Intervention sur les normes internationales du travail dans un débat concernant les droits de l’homme

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