GB.349ter/INS/1

Action to be taken on the request of the Employers’ group to urgently include a standard-setting item on the right to strike on the agenda of the 112th Session of the International Labour Conference

This document has been prepared for the purposes of the special meeting of the Governing Body convened under paragraph 3.2.2 of the Standing Orders of the Governing Body following the request of the Employers’ group to urgently include a standard-setting item on the right to strike on the agenda of the 112th Session (June 2024) of the International Labour Conference. Its aim is to serve as a background report for the discussion. It contains information on the ILO statutory framework for placing a standard-setting item on the Conference agenda, ILO practice regarding the adoption of Protocols, an account of the origins of the standard-setting proposal on the right to strike and concluding observations summarizing the possible implications of the above for the proposed standard-setting item. The Governing Body is invited to take note of this background report and provide guidance on action to be taken in relation to the proposal for placing a standard-setting item on the agenda of next year’s Conference (see the draft decision in paragraph 16).