Resources on future of work

  1. ILO Working paper 70

    A global analysis of worker protest in digital labour platforms

    21 June 2022

    This paper presents findings from the Leeds Index of Platform Labour Protest, a database of platform worker protest events around the world in four platform sectors: ride-hailing, food delivery, courier services and grocery delivery for the period January 2017 to July 2020. The findings show that the single most important cause of platform worker protest is pay, followed by employment status, and health and safety.

  2. Publication

    Employment Situation in Latin America and the Caribbean (Number 26): Real wages during the pandemic: trends and challenges

    16 June 2022

    This edition of the Employment Situation in Latin America and the Caribbean report, jointly prepared twice-yearly by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) analyses the effects of and recovery from the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in the region’s labor markets in 2021, spotlighting the evolution of real wages.

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    The automotive industry in Portugal, challenges for the future of work

    15 June 2022

    The automotive industry in Portugal – a steadily growing contributor to employment and GDP growth – is affected by a global structural transformation of the sector. Driven by technological progress and stricter environmental regulations, the sector is pressed to change rapidly.

  4. Podcast series: Global challenges – Global solutions

    The digital divide: Can we narrow the gap?

    13 June 2022

    In many ways, digitalization has made the world of work a better place. Yet many groups of workers, in particular, those who are already disadvantaged and marginalized, face challenges associated with unequal access to digital technologies. This podcast episode examines the digital divide and offers some ideas for narrowing it.

  5. Policy brief

    Skills development and lifelong learning in Viet Nam: Challenges for trade unions

    06 June 2022

    This brief examines skills development and lifelong learning in Viet Nam. The approach takes a macroeconomic perspective on the main challenges and the outcomes in terms of labour market performance.

  6. Policy brief

    Skills development and lifelong learning in the Republic of Korea: Challenges for trade unions

    06 June 2022

    This brief examines skills development and lifelong learning in the Republic of Korea. The approach takes a macroeconomic perspective of the main challenges and examines selected outcomes in terms of labour market performance.

  7. Policy brief

    Skills development and lifelong learning in the Philippines: Challenges for trade unions

    06 June 2022

    This brief examines the policy framework for skills development and lifelong learning in the Philippines, provides a macroeconomic perspective of the outcomes and identifies areas of potential weakness. It also analyses the social and demographic context within which the main policy challenges arise while focusing on the developments in the economy and labour market that have provided the impetus for the policy changes.

  8. Policy brief

    Skills development and lifelong learning in Singapore: Challenges for trade unions

    06 June 2022

    This brief examines skills development and lifelong learning in Singapore. The approach takes a macroeconomic perspective of the main challenges and outcomes in terms of labour market performance.

  9. Policy brief

    Skills development and lifelong learning in India: Challenges for trade unions

    06 June 2022

    This brief provides a macroeconomic perspective of skills development and lifelong learning in India. It examines outcomes for the population and the workforce thus far and highlights the main areas of weakness. It also analyses the social and demographic context within which the main skills challenges arise while focusing on developments in the economy and labour market that have provided impetus for policy changes.

  10. Policy brief

    Skills development and lifelong learning in Asia and the Pacific: Strengthening the role of trade unions

    06 June 2022

    With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an acceleration in the pace of change. This has added to the urgency for tripartite stakeholders to respond with guiding strategies and policies for the skills development.