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      <H3><FONT color=#0000ff>C160 Labour Statistics Convention, 1985 
      </FONT></H3></B><FONT size=-2>Convention concerning Labour Statistics 
      (Note: Date of coming into force: 24:04:1988.) <BR>Convention:C160 
      <BR>Place:Geneva <BR>Session of the Conference:71 <BR>Date of 
      adoption:25:06:1985 <BR>Subject classification: Labour Statistics 
      <BR>Subject: <B>Labour Administration and Inspection</B> <BR>Status: Up-to-date instrument This Convention 
      was adopted after 1985 and is considered up to date. </FONT>
      <P>
      <P>The General Conference of the International Labour Organisation,
      <P>
      <P>Having been convened at Geneva by the Governing Body of the 
      International Labour Office, and having met in its Seventy-first Session 
      on 7 June 1985, and 
      <P>Having decided upon the adoption of certain proposals with regard to 
      the revision of the Convention concerning Statistics of Wages and Hours of 
      Work, 1938 (No. 63), which is the fifth item on the agenda of the session, 
      and
      <P>
      <P>Considering that these proposals should take the form of an 
      international Convention,
      <P>
      <P>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:
      <P>
      <P>
      <P>
      <P>I. GENERAL PROVISIONS
      <P>
      <P>Article 1
      <P>Each Member which ratifies this Convention undertakes that it will 
      regularly collect, compile and publish basic labour statistics, which 
      shall be progressively expanded in accordance with its resources to cover 
      the following subjects:
      <P>(a) economically active population, employment, where relevant 
      unemployment, and where possible visible underemployment;
      <P>(b) structure and distribution of the economically active population, 
      for detailed analysis and to serve as benchmark data;
      <P>(c) average earnings and hours of work (hours actually worked or hours 
      paid for) and, where appropriate, time rates of wages and normal hours of 
      work;
      <P>(d) wage structure and distribution;
      <P>(e) labour cost;
      <P>(f) consumer price indices;
      <P>(g) household expenditure or, where appropriate, family expenditure 
      and, where possible, household income or, where appropriate, family 
income;
      <P>(h) occupational injuries and, as far as possible, occupational 
      diseases; and
      <P>(i) industrial disputes.
      <P>
      <P>Article 2
      <P>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 guidelines established under the auspices of the 
      International Labour Organisation.
      <P>
      <P>Article 3
      <P>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 they exist, shall be consulted with a view to taking into 
      account their needs and to ensuring their co-operation.
      <P>
      <P>Article 4
      <P>Nothing in this Convention shall impose an obligation to publish or 
      reveal data which could result in the disclosure in any way of information 
      relating to an individual statistical unit, such as a person, a household, 
      an establishment or an enterprise.
      <P>
      <P>Article 5
      <P>Each Member which ratifies this Convention undertakes to communicate to 
      the International Labour Office, as soon as practicable, the published 
      statistics compiled in pursuance of the Convention and information 
      concerning their publication, in particular-
      <P>(a) the reference information appropriate to the means of dissemination 
      used (titles and reference numbers in the case of printed publications and 
      the equivalent descriptions in the case of data disseminated in other 
      forms); and
      <P>(b) the most recent dates or periods for which the different types of 
      statistics are available, and the dates of their publication or release.
      <P>
      <P>Article 6
      <P>Detailed descriptions of the sources, concepts, definitions and 
      methodology used in collecting and compiling statistics in pursuance of 
      this Convention shall be-
      <P>(a) produced and updated to reflect significant changes;
      <P>(b) communicated to the International Labour Office as soon as 
      practicable; and
      <P>(c) published by the competent national body.
      <P>
      <P>II. BASIC LABOUR STATISTICS
      <P>
      <P>Article 7
      <P>Current statistics of the economically active population, employment, 
      where relevant unemployment, and where possible visible underemployment, 
      shall be compiled in such a way as to be representative of the country as 
      a whole.
      <P>
      <P>Article 8
      <P>Statistics of the structure and distribution of the economically active 
      population shall be compiled in such a way as to be representative of the 
      country as a whole, for detailed analysis and to serve as benchmark data.
      <P>
      <P>Article 9
      <P>1. Current statistics of average earnings and hours of work (hours 
      actually worked or hours paid for) shall be compiled covering all 
      important categories of employees and all important branches of economic 
      activity, and in such a way as to be representative of the country as a 
      whole.
      <P>
      <P>2. Where appropriate, statistics of time rates of wages and normal 
      hours of work shall be compiled covering important occupations or groups 
      of occupations in important branches of economic activity, and in such a 
      way as to be representative of the country as a whole.
      <P>
      <P>Article 10
      <P>Statistics of wage structure and distribution shall be compiled 
      covering employees in important branches of economic activity.
      <P>
      <P>Article 11
      <P>Statistics of labour cost shall be compiled covering important branches 
      of economic activity. Where possible, these statistics shall be consistent 
      with data on employment and hours of work (hours actually worked or hours 
      paid for) of the same scope.
      <P>
      <P>Article 12
      <P>Consumer price indices shall be computed in order to measure variations 
      over time in the prices of items representative of the consumption 
      patterns of significant population groups or of the total population.
      <P>
      <P>Article 13
      <P>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 in such a way as to be representative of the 
      country as a whole. 
      <P>Article 14
      <P>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.
      <P>
      <P>2. As far as possible, statistics of occupational diseases shall be 
      compiled covering all branches of economic activity, and in such a way as 
      to be representative of the country as a whole.
      <P>
      <P>Article 15
      <P>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.
      <P>
      <P>III. ACCEPTANCE OF OBLIGATIONS
      <P>
      <P>Article 16
      <P>1. Each Member which ratifies this Convention shall, in pursuance of 
      the general obligations referred to in Part I, accept the obligations of 
      the Convention in respect of one or more of the Articles of Part II.
      <P>
      <P>2. Each Member shall specify in its ratification the Article or 
      Articles of Part II in respect of which it accepts the obligations of this 
      Convention.
      <P>
      <P>3. Each Member which has ratified this Convention may subsequently 
      notify the Director-General of the International Labour Office that it 
      accepts the obligations of the Convention in respect of one or more of the 
      Articles of Part II which were not already specified in its ratification. 
      These notifications shall have the force of ratification as from the date 
      of their communication.
      <P>
      <P>4. Each Member which has ratified this Convention shall state, in its 
      reports on the application of the Convention submitted under article 22 of 
      the Constitution of the International Labour Organisation, the position of 
      its law and practice on the subjects covered by the Articles of Part II in 
      respect of which it has not accepted the obligations of the Convention and 
      the extent to which effect is given or is proposed to be given to the 
      Convention in respect of such subjects.
      <P>
      <P>Article 17
      <P>1. A Member may limit initially the scope of the statistics referred to 
      in the Article or Articles of Part II in respect of which it has accepted 
      the obligations of this Convention to specified categories of workers, 
      sectors of the economy, branches of economic activity or geographical 
      areas.
      <P>
      <P>2. Each Member which limits the scope of the statistics in pursuance of 
      paragraph 1 of this Article shall indicate in its first report on the 
      application of the Convention submitted under article 22 of the 
      Constitution of the International Labour Organisation, the Article or 
      Articles of Part II to which the limitation applies, stating the nature of 
      and reasons for such limitation, and shall state in subsequent reports the 
      extent to which it has been possible or it is proposed to extend the scope 
      to other categories of workers, sectors of the economy, branches of 
      economic activity or geographical areas.
      <P>
      <P>3. After consulting the representative organisations of employers and 
      workers concerned, a Member may, by a declaration communicated to the 
      Director-General of the International Labour Office in the month following 
      each anniversary of the coming into force of the Convention, introduce 
      subsequent limitations on the technical scope of the statistics 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 
      introduces such limitations shall provide in its reports on the 
      application of the Convention submitted under article 22 of the 
      Constitution of the International Labour Organisation the particulars 
      referred to in paragraph 2 of this Article.
      <P>
      <P>Article 18
      <P>This Convention revises the Convention concerning Statistics of Wages 
      and Hours of Work, 1938.
      <P>
      <P>
      <P>IV. FINAL PROVISIONS
      <P>
      <P>Article 19
      <P>The formal ratifications of this Convention shall be communicated to 
      the Director-General of the International Labour Office for registration.
      <P>
      <P>Article 20
      <P>1. This Convention shall be binding only upon those Members of the 
      International Labour Organisation whose ratifications have been registered 
      with the Director-General.
      <P>
      <P>2. It shall come into force twelve months after the date on which the 
      ratifications of two Members have been registered with the 
      Director-General.
      <P>
      <P>3. Thereafter, this Convention shall come into force for any member 
      twelve months after the date on which its ratification has been 
registered.
      <P>
      <P>Article 21
      <P>1. A Member which has ratified this Convention may denounce it, after 
      the expiration of ten years from the date on which the Convention first 
      comes into force, by an act communicated to the Director-General of the 
      International Labour Office for registration. Such denunciation shall not 
      take effect until one year after the date on which it is registered.
      <P>
      <P>2. Each Member which has ratified this Convention and which does not, 
      within the year following the expiration of the period 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 
      each period of ten years under the terms provided for in this Article.
      <P>
      <P>3. After consulting the representative organisations of employers and 
      workers concerned, a Member which has ratified this Convention may, after 
      the expiration of five years from the date on which the Convention first 
      comes into force, by a declaration communicated to the Director-General of 
      the International Labour Office, withdraw its acceptance of the 
      obligations of the Convention in respect of one or more of the Articles of 
      Part II, provided that it maintains its acceptance of these obligations in 
      respect of at least one of these Articles. Such withdrawal shall not take 
      effect until one year after the date on which it was registered.
      <P>
      <P>4. Each Member which has ratified this Convention and which does not, 
      within the year following the expiration of the period of five years 
      mentioned in paragraph 3 of this Article, exercise the right of withdrawal 
      provided for in that paragraph, shall be bound by the Articles of Part II 
      in respect of which it has accepted the obligations of the Convention for 
      another period of five years and, thereafter, may withdraw its acceptance 
      of these obligations at the expiration of each period of five years under 
      the terms provided for in this Article.
      <P>
      <P>Article 22
      <P>1. The Director-General of the International Labour Office shall notify 
      all Members of the International Labour Organisation of the registration 
      of all ratifications and denunciations communicated to him by the Members 
      of the Organisations.
      <P>
      <P>2. When notifying the Members of the Organisations of the registration 
      of the second ratification communicated to him, the Director-General shall 
      draw the attention of the Members of the Organisation of the date upon 
      which the Convention will come into force.
      <P>
      <P>Article 23
      <P>The Director-General of the International Labour Office shall 
      communicate to the Secretary-General of the United Nations for 
      registration in accordance with Article 102 of the Charter of the United 
      Nations full particulars of all ratifications and acts of denunciation 
      registered by him in accordance with the provisions of the preceding 
      Articles.
      <P>
      <P>Article 24
      <P>At such times as it may consider necessary the Governing Body of the 
      International Labour Office shall present to the General Conference a 
      report on the working of this Convention and shall examine the 
      desirability of placing on the agenda of the Conference the question of 
      its revision in whole or in part.
      <P>
      <P>Article 25
      <P>1. Should the Conference adopt a new Convention revising this 
      Convention in whole or in part, then, unless the new Convention otherwise 
      provides-
      <P>(a) the ratification by a Member of the new revising Convention shall 
      ipso jure involve the immediate denunciation of this Convention, 
      notwithstanding the provisions of Article 21 above, if and when the new 
      revising Convention shall have come into force;
      <P>(b) as from the date when the new revising Convention comes into force 
      this Convention shall cease to be open to ratification by the Members.
      <P>
      <P>2. This Convention shall in any case remain in force in its actual form 
      and content for those Members which have ratified it but have not ratified 
      the revising Convention.
      <P>
      <P>Article 26
      <P>The English and French versions of the text of this Convention are 
      equally authoritative.
      <P>&nbsp;</P>
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