Convention C160 - Labour Statistics Convention, 1985 (No. 160)

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  SearchUser guideGlossary NORMLEX Information System on International Labour Standards C160 - Labour Statistics Convention, 1985 (No. 160) Convention concerning Labour Statistics (Entry into force: 24 Apr 1988)  Adoption: Geneva, 71st ILC session (25 Jun 1985) - Status: Up-to-date instrument (Technical Convention).Convention may be denounced: 24 Apr 2018 - 24 Apr 2019 Display in: French - Spanish - Arabic - German - Portuguese - Russian Go to article : 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Preamble 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 itsSeventy-first Session on 7 June 1985, andHaving decided upon the adoption of certain proposals with regard to the revision of the Convention concerningStatistics of Wages and Hours of Work, 1938 (No. 63), which is the fifth item on the agenda of the session, andConsidering that these proposals should take the form of an international Convention,adopts this twenty-fifth day of June of the year one thousand nine hundred and eighty-five the following Convention,which may be cited as the Labour Statistics Convention, 1985: I. GENERAL PROVISIONS  Article 1 Each Member which ratifies this Convention undertakes that it will regularly collect, compile and publish basic labourstatistics, which shall be progressively expanded in accordance with its resources to cover the following subjects:(a) economically active population, employment, where relevant unemployment, and where possible visibleunderemployment;(b) structure and distribution of the economically active population, for detailed analysis and to serve as benchmarkdata;(c) average earnings and hours of work (hours actually worked or hours paid for) and, where appropriate, time ratesof wages and normal hours of work;(d) wage structure and distribution;(e) labour cost;(f) consumer price indices;(g) household expenditure or, where appropriate, family expenditure and, where possible, household income or,where appropriate, family income;(h) occupational injuries and, as far as possible, occupational diseases; and  (i) industrial disputes.  Article 2 In designing or revising the concepts, definitions and methodology used in the collection, compilation and publication of the statistics required under this Convention, Members shall take into consideration the latest standards and guidelinesestablished under the auspices of the International Labour Organisation.  Article 3 In designing or revising the concepts, definitions and methodology used in the collection, compilation and publication of the statistics required under this Convention, the representative organisations of employers and workers, where theyexist, shall be consulted with a view to taking into account their needs and to ensuring their co-operation.  Article 4 Nothing in this Convention shall impose an obligation to publish or reveal data which could result in the disclosure in anyway of information relating to an individual statistical unit, such as a person, a household, an establishment or anenterprise.  Article 5  Each Member which ratifies this Convention undertakes to communicate to the International Labour Office, as soon aspracticable, the published statistics compiled in pursuance of the Convention and information concerning theirpublication, in particular-(a) the reference information appropriate to the means of dissemination used (titles and reference numbers in thecase of printed publications and the equivalent descriptions in the case of data disseminated in other forms); and(b) the most recent dates or periods for which the different types of statistics are available, and the dates of theirpublication or release.  Article 6  Detailed descriptions of the sources, concepts, definitions and methodology used in collecting and compiling statistics inpursuance of this Convention shall be-(a) produced and updated to reflect significant changes;(b) communicated to the International Labour Office as soon as practicable; and(c) published by the competent national body. II. BASIC LABOUR STATISTICS  Article 7  Current statistics of the economically active population, employment, where relevant unemployment, and where possiblevisible underemployment, shall be compiled in such a way as to be representative of the country as a whole.  Article 8  Statistics of the structure and distribution of the economically active population shall be compiled in such a way as to berepresentative of the country as a whole, for detailed analysis and to serve as benchmark data.  Article 9 1. Current statistics of average earnings and hours of work (hours actually worked or hours paid for) shall be compiledcovering all important categories of employees and all important branches of economic activity, and in such a way as tobe representative of the country as a whole.2. Where appropriate, statistics of time rates of wages and normal hours of work shall be compiled covering importantoccupations or groups of occupations in important branches of economic activity, and in such a way as to berepresentative of the country as a whole.  Article 10   Statistics of wage structure and distribution shall be compiled covering employees in important branches of economicactivity.  Article 11 Statistics of labour cost shall be compiled covering important branches of economic activity. Where possible, thesestatistics shall be consistent with data on employment and hours of work (hours actually worked or hours paid for) of thesame scope.  Article 12 Consumer price indices shall be computed in order to measure variations over time in the prices of items representativeof the consumption patterns of significant population groups or of the total population.  Article 13 Statistics of household expenditure or, where appropriate, family expenditure and, where possible, household income or,where appropriate, family income shall be compiled covering all types and sizes of private households or families, and insuch a way as to be representative of the country as a whole.  Article 14 1. Statistics of occupational injuries shall be compiled in such a way as to be representative of the country as a whole,covering, where possible, all branches of economic activity.2. As far as possible, statistics of occupational diseases shall be compiled covering all branches of economic activity, and insuch a way as to be representative of the country as a whole.  Article 15  Statistics of industrial disputes shall be compiled in such a way as to be representative of the country as a whole,covering, where possible, all branches of economic activity. III. ACCEPTANCE OF OBLIGATIONS  Article 16  1. Each Member which ratifies this Convention shall, in pursuance of the general obligations referred to in Part I, acceptthe obligations of the Convention in respect of one or more of the Articles of Part II.2. Each Member shall specify in its ratification the Article or Articles of Part II in respect of which it accepts theobligations of this Convention.3. Each Member which has ratified this Convention may subsequently notify the Director-General of the InternationalLabour Office that it accepts the obligations of the Convention in respect of one or more of the Articles of Part II whichwere not already specified in its ratification. These notifications shall have the force of ratification as from the date of their communication.4. Each Member which has ratified this Convention shall state, in its reports on the application of the Conventionsubmitted under article 22 of the Constitution of the International Labour Organisation, the position of its law andpractice on the subjects covered by the Articles of Part II in respect of which it has not accepted the obligations of theConvention and the extent to which effect is given or is proposed to be given to the Convention in respect of such subjects.  Article 17  1. A Member may limit initially the scope of the statistics referred to in the Article or Articles of Part II in respect of whichit has accepted the obligations of this Convention to specified categories of workers, sectors of the economy, branches of economic activity or geographical areas.2. Each Member which limits the scope of the statistics in pursuance of paragraph 1 of this Article shall indicate in its firstreport on the application of the Convention submitted under article 22 of the Constitution of the International LabourOrganisation, the Article or Articles of Part II to which the limitation applies, stating the nature of and reasons for suchlimitation, and shall state in subsequent reports the extent to which it has been possible or it is proposed to extend thescope to other categories of workers, sectors of the economy, branches of economic activity or geographical areas.  3. After consulting the representative organisations of employers and workers concerned, a Member may, by adeclaration communicated to the Director-General of the International Labour Office in the month following eachanniversary of the coming into force of the Convention, introduce subsequent limitations on the technical scope of thestatistics covered by the Article or Articles of Part II in respect of which it has accepted the obligations of the Convention.Such declarations shall take effect one year after the date on which they are registered. Each Member which introducessuch limitations shall provide in its reports on the application of the Convention submitted under article 22 of theConstitution of the International Labour Organisation the particulars referred to in paragraph 2 of this Article.  Article 18  This Convention revises the Convention concerning Statistics of Wages and Hours of Work, 1938. IV. FINAL PROVISIONS  Article 19 The formal ratifications of this Convention shall be communicated to the Director-General of the International LabourOffice for registration.  Article 20  1. This Convention shall be binding only upon those Members of the International Labour Organisation whoseratifications have been registered with the Director-General.2. It shall come into force twelve months after the date on which the ratifications of two Members have been registeredwith the Director-General.3. Thereafter, this Convention shall come into force for any member twelve months after the date on which its ratificationhas been registered.  Article 21 1. A Member which has ratified this Convention may denounce it, after the expiration of ten years from the date on whichthe Convention first comes into force, by an act communicated to the Director-General of the International Labour Officefor registration. Such denunciation shall not take effect until one year after the date on which it is registered.2. Each Member which has ratified this Convention and which does not, within the year following the expiration of theperiod of ten years mentioned in the preceding paragraph, exercise the right of denunciation provided for in this Article,will be bound for another period of ten years and, thereafter, may denounce this Convention at the expiration of eachperiod of ten years under the terms provided for in this Article.3. After consulting the representative organisations of employers and workers concerned, a Member which has ratifiedthis Convention may, after the expiration of five years from the date on which the Convention first comes into force, by adeclaration communicated to the Director-General of the International Labour Office, withdraw its acceptance of theobligations of the Convention in respect of one or more of the Articles of Part II, provided that it maintains its acceptanceof these obligations in respect of at least one of these Articles. Such withdrawal shall not take effect until one year afterthe date on which it was registered.4. Each Member which has ratified this Convention and which does not, within the year following the expiration of theperiod of five years mentioned in paragraph 3 of this Article, exercise the right of withdrawal provided for in thatparagraph, shall be bound by the Articles of Part II in respect of which it has accepted the obligations of the Conventionfor another period of five years and, thereafter, may withdraw its acceptance of these obligations at the expiration of eachperiod of five years under the terms provided for in this Article.  Article 22 1. The Director-General of the International Labour Office shall notify all Members of the International LabourOrganisation of the registration of all ratifications and denunciations communicated to him by the Members of theOrganisations.
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