Asia Pacific regional trade union training on social dialogue, tripartism and collective bargaining (blended)

Asia Pacific regional trade union training on  social dialogue, tripartism and collective bargaining (blended)

Asia Pacific regional trade union training on social dialogue, tripartism and collective bargaining (blended)

29 June–24 July 2020
The course is available in English

Social dialogue is a potent mechanism for bringing about positive developments in the workplace, in particular better living and working conditions and social justice. Through social dialogue, governments and employers' and workers representatives can harness the "fullest potential of technological progress and productivity growth to achieve decent work and sustainable development, which ensures dignity, self-fulfilment, and a just sharing of benefits for all". (ILO Centenary Declaration on the FoW, 2019). The ILO defines social dialogue as including "all types of negotiation, consultation, or simply an exchange of information between or among representatives of government, employers and workers on issues of common interest relating to economic and social policy". This blended capacity-development course will provide trade unions with knowledge, skills, tools, and good practices in the areas of social dialogue, tripartism and collective bargaining, enabling them to contribute meaningfully to devising a human-centred approach to the a changing world of work. It will focus on the effective use of social dialogue in promoting (a) the trade-union skills and life-long-learning agenda, (b) employment and labour market policies, (c) protection of all workers, including those in "new jobs", and (d) workers' freedom of association and collective bargaining, with gender equality as a cross-cutting theme.

Introduction to the course

Social dialogue is a potent mechanism for bringing about positive developments in the workplace, in particular better living and working conditions and social justice. Through social dialogue, governments and employers' and workers representatives can harness the "fullest potential of technological progress and productivity growth to achieve decent work and sustainable development, which ensures dignity, self-fulfilment, and a just sharing of benefits for all". (ILO Centenary Declaration on the FoW, 2019). The ILO defines social dialogue as including "all types of negotiation, consultation, or simply an exchange of information between or among representatives of government, employers and workers on issues of common interest relating to economic and social policy". This blended capacity-development course will provide trade unions with knowledge, skills, tools, and good practices in the areas of social dialogue, tripartism and collective bargaining, enabling them to contribute meaningfully to devising a human-centred approach to the a changing world of work. It will focus on the effective use of social dialogue in promoting (a) the trade-union skills and life-long-learning agenda, (b) employment and labour market policies, (c) protection of all workers, including those in "new jobs", and (d) workers' freedom of association and collective bargaining, with gender equality as a cross-cutting theme.

Who attends this course?

This course will be of benefit to trade-union decision-makers, education and research officers, organizers and workers' representatives engaged in policy discussions, collective bargaining and other social dialogue mechanisms and tripartite structures; current union officials (with at least three years union experience or active engagement); and female or youth committee chairpersons.

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