ILO & NATLEX

Probably most of you have heard about The International Labor
Organization (ILO). What do you know about NATLEX?

NATLEX, database of national labour, social security and related human rights legislation.
Contains over 100,000 records covering 196 countries and over 160 territories and subdivisions.
Records provide full texts or abstracts of legislation and citation information, are indexed by
subject classifications and appears in only one of the three ILO official languages 
(English/French/Spanish). Full text of the law or a relevant electronic source is linked to the record.

NATLEX is maintained by the ILO's International Labour Standards Department. The database
up-to-date, nevertheless, some delays can occur between receiving information and updating
the records, especially for countries not using one of the three ILO official languages.
Records and full texts in NATLEX are provided for information purposes only and are not intended
to replace consultation of the authentic texts, where appropriate. For information purposes, NATLEX
contains links to other websites; their inclusion in NATLEX does not signify responsibility for, or approval
of, their content on the part of the ILO.

This database has extensive search tools. We can search its records by subject - it's over 100,000. 
records, or e.g. in terms of the country. The most popular topics we have selected for you are:
  • Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations
  • Elimination of forced labour
  • Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons
  • Equality of opportunity and treatment
  • Tripartite consultations
  • Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services
  • Education, vocational guidance and training
  • Employment security, termination of employment
  • Conditions of employment
  • Conditions of work
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Social security (general standards)
  • Maternity protection
  • Migrant workers
  • Seafarers
  • Fishers
  • Dock workers
  • International agreements
For example, the topic Seafarers also has sub-items, including:
  • Seafarers - Protection of children and young persons
  • Seafarers - Vocational guidance and training
  • Seafarers - Certification of qualifications and identity documents
  • Seafarers - Recruitment and job placement
  • Seafarers - Conditions of work: articles of agreement, wages, hours of work and paid leave
  • Seafarers - Occupational safety and health and welfare
  • Seafarers - Employment security
  • Seafarers - Social security
  • Seafarers - Inspections
The issue Social insurance in the context of Seafarers is a list of as many 
as 249 items, broken down alphabetically by country. Poland is not on this list.
We will find our country by SEARCHING .

And here is the elaborated topic (shorter list than in the case of other countries): 
Certification of qualifications and identity documents, Recruitment and job placement, 
Working conditions: contract provisions, remuneration, working hours and paid holidays, 
Occupational health and safety, Employment security and Inspections.

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