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The International Labour Organisation

The First Decade, 1st Edition

By Albert Thomas


382 pages

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First published in 1931. This study was written by various officials of the International Labour Office, and provides an overview of the work of this institution as it was in the years after its initial formation. The authors provide a full and systematic description of the activities within the organisation, and will be of great interest to scholars and students of political and labour history.

Table of Contents

Part One: Structure and Functions; 1. Origins and Principles 2. The States Members 3. Structure of the Organisation 4. Functions and Methods 5. The Competence of the Organisation; Part Two: The Work; 1. Conditions of Work 2. Social Insurance 3. Labour Statistics and Wages 4. Employment 5. Special Classes of Workers 6. The Workers’ Living Conditions 7. The Workers’ General Rights 8. The International Labour Organisation and Economic Problems; Part Three: Results; 1. Ratification of Conventions 2. The Effective Results of the Conventions 3. The Recommendations; Part Four: Relations; 1. Relations with States 2. Relations with Workers’ Organisations 3. Relations with Employers’ Organisations 4. The International Labour Organisations and Various Social Institutions; Conclusion; Appendix

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: The Labour Movement

This set of 44 volumes, originally published between 1924 and 1995, amalgamates a wide breadth of research on the Labour Movement, including labour union history, the early stages and development of the Labour Party, and studies on the working classes. This collection of books from some of the leading scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of the subject, how it has evolved over time, and will be of particular interest to students of political history.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General