This School deals with international labour standards (ILS): Conventions and Recommendations – as basic tools for trade union activity. International labour standards have grown into a comprehensive system of instruments on work and social policy, backed by a supervisory system designed to address all sorts of problems in their application at the national level. Particular emphasis will be put on fundamental rights such as freedom of association and collective bargaining. But also, forced labour, child labour and equality and non-discrimination. Labour standards define the rules of the game and establish the minimum levels on the basis of which social agents bargain or achieve agreements for improving working and employment conditions. All the ILS are equally relevant for trade union actions and strategies and they have a presence in the different Schools.
The School´s resources include: training, access to labour standards, handbooks and procedures. You can find also mechanisms required to file a complaint or claim in the event of violation of labour or union rights.