R129 - Communications within the Undertaking Recommendation, 1967 (No. 129)


The General Conference of the International Labour Organisation,

Having been convened at Geneva by the Governing Body of the International Labour Office, and having met in its Fifty-first Session on 7 June 1967, and

Noting the terms of the Co-operation at the Level of the Undertaking Recommendation, 1952, and

Considering that additional standards are called for, and

Having decided upon the adoption of certain proposals with regard to communications within the undertaking, which is included in the fifth item on the agenda of the session, and

Having determined that these proposals shall take the form of a Recommendation,

adopts this twenty-eighth day of June of the year one thousand nine hundred and sixty-seven, the following Recommendation, which may be cited as the Communications within the Undertaking Recommendation, 1967:

I. General Considerations
  1. 1. Each Member should take appropriate action to bring the provisions of this Recommendation to the attention of persons, organisations and authorities who may be concerned with the establishment and application of policies concerning communications between management and workers within undertakings.
  2. 2
    • (1) Employers and their organisations as well as workers and their organisations should, in their common interest, recognise the importance of a climate of mutual understanding and confidence within undertakings that is favourable both to the efficiency of the undertaking and to the aspirations of the workers.
    • (2) This climate should be promoted by the rapid dissemination and exchange of information, as complete and objective as possible, relating to the various aspects of the life of the undertaking and to the social conditions of the workers.
    • (3) With a view to the development of such a climate management should, after consultation with workers' representatives, adopt appropriate measures to apply an effective policy of communication with the workers and their representatives.
  3. 3. An effective policy of communication should ensure that information is given and that consultation takes place between the parties concerned before decisions on matters of major interest are taken by management, in so far as disclosure of the information will not cause damage to either party.
  4. 4. The communication methods should...

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