Publications on forced labour

February 2014

  1. Working conditions

    Employment practices and working conditions in Thailand’s fishing sector

    24 February 2014

    The report, based on the largest survey of working conditions in the Thai fishing sector to date, has been compiled by the ILO’s tripartite project to protect migrant workers within and from the Greater Mekong Subregion and the Asian Research Center for Migration at Chulalongkorn University’s Institute of Asian Studies.

June 2013

  1. Publication

    Work Sharing during the Great Recession: New developments and beyond

    18 June 2013

    This volume presents the concept and history of work sharing, how it can be used as a strategy for preserving jobs and also its potential for increasing employment − including the complexities and trade-offs involved. Work-sharing programmes used during the Great Recession of 2008−09 are analysed for several European countries and other countries around the world.

April 2013

  1. Publication

    Public Sector Shock: The impact of policy retrenchment in Europe

    24 April 2013

    On the basis of a comparative and comprehensive assessment, illustrated by case studies in education, health and public administration, policy issues are discussed with the aim of finding the right mix of public sector reforms.

November 2012

  1. Publication

    Decent Work in Myanmar - New ILO programme addresses the building of democracy

    14 November 2012

    This brochure outlines the ILO framework for its technical cooperation programme in Myanmar over the next few years. An annex details the projects involved.

October 2012

  1. Publication

    ILO indicators of Forced Labour

    01 October 2012

    This booklet presents an introduction to the ILO Indicators of Forced Labour. These indicators are intended to help “front-line” criminal law enforcement officials, labour inspectors, trade union officers, NGO workers and others to identify persons who are possibly trapped in a forced labour situation, and who may require urgent assistance. The indicators represent the most common signs or “clues” that point to the possible existence of a forced labour case.

September 2012

  1. Publication

    Stopping forced labour and slavery-like practices - The ILO strategy

    18 September 2012

    This document presents the ILO strategy to combat forced labour for 2012-2015 and provides details about the 3 priority areas for the period, namely research and knowledge management, elimination of forced labour from global value chains, and implementation of country-based interventions.

June 2012

  1. Publication

    Social Justice and Growth: The Role of the Minimum Wage

    18 June 2012

    This issue of the International Journal of Labour Research is wholly dedicated to the question of the minimum wage, a matter that has gained in importance and profile in recent years. No doubt, the main reasons behind this rise in prominence relate to the stagnation of wages in several parts of the world, a generalized increase in earnings inequality as well as the rise in social unrest across the globe.

  2. Meeting document

    PR No. 2-2(Add.) - Additional agenda item, Report of the Officers of the Governing Body

    01 June 2012

  3. Publication

    Summary of the ILO 2012 Global Estimate of Forced Labour

    01 June 2012

    Using a new and improved statistical methodology, the ILO estimates that 20.9 million people are victims of forced labour globally, trapped in jobs into which they were coerced or deceived and which they cannot leave.

  4. Publication

    ILO 2012 Global Estimate of Forced Labour (Fact sheet)

    01 June 2012