BEIJING (ILO News) -- The International Labour Office (ILO) is to launch the second edition of its Global Wage Report which provides a global analysis of wage trends during the crisis using the latest world, regional and country-level estimates.
The “Global Wage Report 2010/11 – Wage policies in times of crisis” will be issued under embargo on Monday, 13 December, for publication on or after 16:00 GMT (24:00 Beijing Time) on Wednesday, 15 December.
While the previous Global Wage Report 2008/09 reviewed wages during the generally favourable economic period between 1995 and 2007, the current edition looks at wages during 2008-09 – a period characterized by the deepest economic downturn since the 1930s.
The report and all associated media and information materials including the press release are under embargo and not for publication, broadcast or quotation before 16:00 GMT on Wednesday, 15 December.
Journalists will be able to download the embargoed material from the ILO’s password-protected media site from Wednesday, 8 December. To access the site, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A press briefing on the Wage Report will be held on Wednesday, 15 December, at 14:30 at Zi Jin Hall, Beijing Yu Yang Hotel (3rd Floor). Ms Ann Herbert, Director of the ILO Country Office for China and Mongolia, will chair the press briefing. ILO Senior Economist Mr Sangheon Lee will be presenting the Wage Report followed by a Q&A session. There will be an experts’ panel joined by Prof Zeng Xiangquan, Renmin University, and Prof Li Shi, Beijing Normal University. They will provide their comments on ILO Wage Report from national perspective.
For further information please contact:
Ms Chen Qiaoling
Media focal point