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February 2018

  1. General Survey concerning working-time instruments - Ensuring decent working time for the future

    23 February 2018

    The Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations has just published its annual General Survey on member States' national law and practice concerning working-time.

  2. Master in Industrial and Employment Relations

    19 February 2018

August 2017

  1. Better Work cartoons spark conversations from the boardroom to the factory floor

    25 August 2017

    Joint ILO-IFC programme promotes innovative approach to improve industrial relations in the global garment industry.

February 2017

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    New report highlights opportunities and challenges of expanding telework

    15 February 2017

    New ILO-Eurofound report shows that the use of modern communication technologies facilitates a better overall work-life balance but, at the same time, also blurs the boundaries between work and personal life.

  2. ILO and Eurofound to publish joint report on telework

    10 February 2017

December 2016

  1. Global Wage Report 2016/17: Wage inequality in the workplace

    15 December 2016

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

April 2016

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    ILO: Domestic workers should have the right to rest

    04 April 2016

    ILO publication says domestic workers should enjoy the same right to sufficient rest as other workers.

December 2015

  1. Collective bargaining - a policy guide

    11 December 2015

    How can governments advance the effective recognition of this fundamental right? Which policies and institutions promote collective bargaining and how might they be established?

June 2015

  1. Belgium ratifies the Conventions on Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Disabled Persons) and Domestic Workers

    10 June 2015

    With the registration of the ratification of Conventions Nos. 159 and 189, Belgium will have ratified 105 international labour Conventions in addition to one Protocol. This ranks Belgium 7th among the list of countries with the highest number of ratifications.

  2. Chile ratifies the Domestic Workers Convention

    10 June 2015

    Chile is the nineteenth ILO member State and the tenth member State from the Latin and Central American region to ratify this instrument

April 2015

  1. Promoting collective bargaining (C154 & R163)

    09 April 2015

March 2015

  1. Want to tackle inequality? Shore up collective bargaining.

    09 March 2015

February 2015

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    A remedy for inequality

    24 February 2015

    Building and bolstering labour market institutions is crucial for reducing inequality because market forces alone will not do the job.

January 2015

  1. Finland ratifies the Domestic Workers Convention (No. 189)

    08 January 2015

    Finland is the 17th ILO member State and the fifth European country to ratify this instrument, which seeks to improve the working and living conditions of tens of millions of domestic workers worldwide.

December 2014

  1. © Ray Witlin / World Bank 2018

    Global wage growth stagnates, lags behind pre-crisis rates

    05 December 2014

    The latest ILO Global Wage Report warns of stalled wages in many countries and points to the labour market as a driver of inequality.

  2. Global Wage Report 2014/15

    05 December 2014

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

  3. © Lakshman Nadaraja/World Bank 2018

    Gender pay gap widens for higher-earning women

    05 December 2014

    The new edition of the ILO’s Global Wage Report reveals a substantial gender wage divide across a sample of 38 countries, and calls for equal pay for work of equal value to ensure inclusive growth for all.

November 2014

  1. Switzerland ratifies the Domestic Workers Convention (No. 189)

    12 November 2014

    Switzerland is the 16th ILO member State and the fourth European country to ratify this instrument, which seeks to improve the working and living conditions of more than 53 million domestic workers worldwide.

September 2014

  1. Labour inspection in domestic work (Module 16)

    23 September 2014

    This module presents labour inspectors and policy makers with the main challenges that the Labour Inspectorate will encounter when carrying out their work in the domestic work sector. It provides an overview of the provisions of ILO Conventions, of the most common risks of incompliance and a collection of possible ways forward to address the challenges faced

  2. Working around the clock? A manual for trainers to help live-in domestic workers count their working time

    23 September 2014

    This manual presents and explains how to use a working time tool that was designed for live-in domestic workers to record and calculate their working time and rest periods. The working time tool was originally designed as a response to the concern that live-in domestic workers work extremely long hours, while their employers often feel that domestic workers are rarely really working, but are rather on standby.