Publications on Wages

November 2018

  1. Flagship report

    Global Wage Report 2018/19: What lies behind gender pay gaps

    26 November 2018

    This report examines the evolution of real wages around the world, giving a unique picture of wage trends globally and by region.

October 2018

  1. Executive summary

    Decent work in Portugal 2008–18: From crisis to recovery [Executive Summary]

    12 October 2018

  2. Report

    Decent work in Portugal 2008–18: From crisis to recovery

    12 October 2018

    This report reviews the country’s economic and labour market situation since 2008 and examines future prospects.

September 2018

  1. Working paper

    Institutional underpinnings of the minimum wage fixing machinery: The role of Social Dialogue

    25 September 2018

    This paper provides an overview of how social dialogue is used in minimum wage-setting machineries around the world. It examines in detail the characteristics and role of wage-setting social dialogue bodies in eighteen countries, highlighting key features and good practices.

August 2018

  1. Publication

    India Wage Report: Wage policies for decent work and inclusive growth

    20 August 2018

    This report provides an overview of recent trends in wages, including wage gaps between different categories of workers, gender wage gaps, wages by sector and occupation, and trends in wage inequality. It analyses the existing market labour institutions and framework; particularly focussing on minimum wages and collective bargaining, and also suggests some policy-oriented recommendations.

June 2018

  1. Cambodian Garment and Footwear Sector Bulletin Issue 7

    How has garment workers’ pay changed in recent year in Cambodia?

    08 June 2018

    The Cambodian Garment and Footwear Sector Bulletin provides an overview of recent developments in the sector, with an emphasis on issues related to payroll and wage components.

May 2018

  1. Publication

    The regulation of internships: A comparative study

    18 May 2018

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 240

  2. Publication

    Macroeconomic policy, inclusive growth and productive employment in Uganda

    18 May 2018

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 244

March 2018

  1. Factsheet no. 5 - Labour Relations and Collective Bargaining

    Grievance handling

    19 March 2018

    Workers have rights and entitlements that are established in laws, employment contracts, collective agreements and workplace rules, as well as in custom and practice (the way things are normally done – and have been done for a long time – in a particular workplace, industry or occupation). We say that workers have a grievance when they believe that some aspect of these is not being respected by their employer. Grievances are usually described as ‘individual’ when only one worker is involved and ‘collective’ when a group of workers all believe they are suffering from the same breach of the rules. Grievances relate to addressing infringements of existing rights and entitlements, from bullying or harassment, to underpayment of wages, refusal to grant rest periods, weekly rest days or public holidays, discrimination or underpayment of bonuses or other entitlements.

  2. Report

    World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends for Women 2018 – Global snapshot

    08 March 2018

    The past 20 years have witnessed some progress for women in the world of work and in terms of gender equality in society. This report looks at the progress (or lack thereof) made during the past decade and assesses women’s labour market prospects.