The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has been a gift for workers worldwide. This year marks 100 years that this United Nations (UN) organisation has offered an international space to negotiate improvements in working conditions and a firmer guarantee of workers’ rights. Its unique tripartite structure, bringing together representatives of workers, employers and governments, has amplified workers’ voices and, thus, contributed to a more level playing field for them. The international legal framework negotiated and ratified at the annual International Labour Conferences (ILCs) is a key normative benchmark for workers’ rights in the ILO’s 187 member states.

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Note Global Labour Column 317. Johannesburg: Global Labour University.
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