20 NOV 2020

Facilities for trade union officials and members to exercise their rights – A comparative review

Facilities for trade union officials and members to exercise their rights – A comparative review

SUMMARY

The report “Facilities for trade union officials and members to exercise their rights – A comparative review” by Professor Filip Dorssemont is published as Volume III in a series of three reports which were developed in the framework of the EU ILO project on “Supporting the implementation of the roadmap on tackling undeclared work in Greece”. The series of reports read as follows:

  • “Policy recommendations on “Individual and Collective Labour Dispute Settlement Systems” and on “Facilities for trade union officials and members to exercise their rights” (Volume I);
  • Individual and collective labour dispute settlement systems – A comparative review” (by Dr Aristea Koukiadaki) (Volume II);
  • ”Facilities for trade union officials and members to exercise their rights – A comparative review” (by Prof. Filip Dorssemont) (Volume III).

The report seeks to highlight the common denominator of the two main issues which will be analysed: the right to organize, i.e.the right to form and join organizations of workers or employers, and the facilities granted to workers’ representatives. The former is of a more fundamental nature (freedom of assembly, non-discrimination and non-interference), whereas the latter (facilities) is more technical. The following countries are examined in the report: Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Sweden.

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