RIA of ILO C156 – workers with family responsibilities convention
Wednesday, 09 March, 2022

This policy brief summarizes the main findings of the Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) on the possible ratification of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Workers with Family Responsibilities Convention, 1981 (No. 156).

According to the Convention, the definition of ‘worker with family responsibilities’ is twofold, concerning (1) responsibilities towards one or more dependent children and (2) responsibilities towards other members of the immediate family. Georgia has not yet ratified the Convention, and its legislation does not contain yet the definition of worker with family responsibilities. However, the current legislation already allows for a limited level of protection, both for employees of the private and of the public sector.

The ISET Policy Institute team investigated the challenges faced by workers with family responsibilities, with a focus on two main areas highlighted by Convention No. 156: (1) the accessibility and availability of care facilities; and (2) inflexible working arrangements.