Fundamental Labour Conventions

ILO( presently UN Organisation) was created in 1919, as part of the Treaty of Versailles (28 June 1919), the instrumental which ended World War I, to reflect the belief that universal and lasting peace can be accomplished only if it is based on social justice.

ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (1998)

The eight fundamental Conventions are:

  1. Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87)
  2. Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention, 1949 (No. 98)

  3. Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29) (and its 2014 Protocol )

  4. Abolition of Forced Labour Convention, 1957 (No. 105)

  5. Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No. 138)

  6. Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182)

  7. Equal Remuneration Convention, 1951 (No. 100)

  8. Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention, 1958 (No. 111)

ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization on 10 June 2008

The four governance Conventions are:

  1. Labour Inspection Convention, 1947 (No. 81)

  2. Employment Policy Convention, 1964 (No. 122)

  3. Labour Inspection (Agriculture) Convention, 1969 (No. 129)

  4. Tripartite Consultation (International Labour Standards) Convention, 1976 (No. 144)


INDUSTRY SPECIFIC POLICY AND STANDARD

  1. Agriculture; plantations; other rural sectors
  2. Basic Metal Production
  3. Chemical industries
  4. Commerce
  5. Construction
  6. Education
  7. Financial services; professional services
  8. Food; drink; tobacco
  9. Forestry; wood; pulp and paper
  10. Health services
  11. Hotels; tourism; catering
  12. Mining (coal; other mining)
  13. Mechanical and electrical engineering
  14. Media; culture; graphical
  15. Oil and gas production; oil refining
  16. Postal and telecommunications services
  17. Public service
  18. Shipping; ports; fisheries; inland waterways
  19. Textiles; clothing; leather; footwear
  20. Transport (including civil aviation; railways; road transport)
  21. Transport equipment manufacturing
  22. Utilities (water; gas; electricity)