International Comparative Publications

Resisting Union-Busting Techniques: Lessons from Quebec

By Laura Dubinsky

Published in July 2000

Resisting Union-Busting Techniques: lessons from Quebec is the fifth in a series of Comparative notes published by the Institute of Employment Rights.

The recognition procedure recently introduced in the UK closely resembles the statutory procedures operating in Canada. According to this booklet, Canadian unions have experienced acute difficulties with the legislation, most notably in the form of union-busting techniques developed by employers in their attempts to deny union recognition.

Trade Union Rights in South Africa: the Labour Relations Act 1995

By Roger Welch

Published in February 2000

Trade Union Rights in South Africa: the Labour Relations Act 1995 is the fourth in a series of Comparative Notes published by the Institute of Employment Rights.

Developing Recognition and Representation in the UK: How Useful is the US Model?

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By Brian Towers

Published in September 1999

This book is the third in a series of Comparative Notes published by the Institute of Employment Rights.

Resolving Employment Rights Disputes Through Mediation: The New Zealand Experience and ACAS Arbitration

By Susan Corby

Published in May 1999

This book is the second in a series of Comparative Notes published by the Institute of Employment Rights.

The Employment Rights (Dispute Resolution) Act 1998 introduced mediation as an alternative to Tribunals for resolving unfair dismissal disputes.

This booklet, with a foreword by Angela Foulkes, Secretary of the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions, looks at the differences between conciliation, mediation and arbitration, as forms of alternative dispute resolution and concludes that mediation is by far the most effective.

 

A Social Clause for Labour’s Cause: Global Trade and Labour Standards – A Challenge for the New Millennium

By David Chinn

Published in July 1998

This publication is produced in association with trade unionists in Australia and looks at how unions can strengthen international labour standards by linking them to international trade through the use of social clauses.

To do this effectively, the author argues that we need to move away from the ‘social dumping’ argument and argue for a social dimension to the global economy.

 

International Labour Rights – New Methods of Enforcement

By Steve Gibbons

Published in July 1998

As we approach the 50th anniversary of ILO Convention 87 (Freedom of Association) and against the background of a global attack on workers’ rights, the author looks at new ways of pressurising governments and transnational companies into respecting labour standards. This publication looks specifically at the role of corporate codes of conduct.

 

 

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