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20 November 2017 - 01 December 2017

Transition from the Informal to the Formal Economy: Trade Union Strategies

20 November 2017 - 01 December 2017

Transition from the Informal to the Formal Economy: Trade Union Strategies

Transition from the Informal to the Formal Economy: Trade Union Strategies
Transition from the Informal to the Formal Economy: Trade Union Strategies

Immediate Objectives

At the end of this training course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the impact of globalization on the world of work and gain insights into ILO’s standards-setting, ratification, implementation and supervision processes;
  • Describe the social justice declaration and the declaration on fundamental principles and rights at work with a special focus on freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining with reference to workers in the informal economy;
  • Define the informal economy and related concepts and explain the root causes of informality;
  • Assess various strategies for addressing informality and identify key issues in terms of good practices, opportunities and challenges of formalization;
  • Discuss and analyse Recommendation No. 204 concerning the transition from informal to formal economy;
  • Identify innovative methods and strategies for organizing workers in the informal economy into trade unions and suggest actions and strategies for promoting gender equality and addressing discrimination in the informal economy;
  • Discuss strategies and good practices for extending social protection, social dialogue and ensuring compliance in the informal economy;      
  • Prepare individual Action Plans as a key to strategies that will enable participants transfer the knowledge and skills gained to their unions aimed at achieving a multiplier effect and greater impact.

International Training Centre of the ILO

Viale Maestri del Lavoro, 10
10127 Turin - Italy

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