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May 2020

  1. Temporary Wage Subsidies

    22 May 2020

    This factsheet provides an overview of temporary wage subsidies implemented during the Covid-19 crisis

  2. Protection of workers' wage claims in enterprise insolvency

    21 May 2020

    Wages paid for hours worked is at the core of any employment relationship between a worker and employer. However, when enterprises encounter financial or economic difficulties, worker wages can be placed in jeopardy. If these difficulties are too overwhelming, in the worst case, enterprises may go into insolvency/bankruptcy. This can lead to significant concerns about outstanding wages that were not paid to workers at the time of the enterprise insolvency/bankruptcy. This factsheet provides an international overview of approaches taken to address the protection of workers' wages claims in the event of enterprise insolvency/bankruptcy.

  3. The regulation of collective dismissals: Economic rationale and legal practice

    19 May 2020

    This paper offers a legal and an economic analysis of collective dismissals procedures. First, it explains the economic rationale for having collective dismissal procedures in place, in light of the fact that labour markets are not perfect. Second, it overviews the international labour standards pertaining to collective dismissals for economic reasons. Third, using information for 132 countries, it reviews and compares legal practices of collective dismissals throughout the world in the light of the international labour standards. The paper shows that the statutory regulations of collective dismissals are in fact very different from regulations of individual dismissals, not only in the types of the legal procedures that they contain, but also in their economic objectives. The paper also discusses the caveats of making cross-country comparisons of the degree of worker protection, and of the costs to employers, provided by these regulations.

  4. Beyond contagion or starvation: Giving domestic workers another way forward

    05 May 2020

    In the wake of COVID-19, governments around the world have called on people to take one most important action: to stay home. But for many workers, staying home has meant losing their jobs, or worse still, losing their livelihoods.

April 2020

  1. Rapid assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on enterprises and workers in the informal economy in developing and emerging countries

    30 April 2020

    Identifying the needs and priorities of the groups in the informal economy that are the most vulnerable to the COVID-19 crisis is essential to develop adequate policy responses. These guidelines provide, a step by step approach to get this knowledge quickly by using methods of collecting information remotely, without interpersonal contact. It is a living methodology that will be improved and enriched on a constant basis.

  2. Indicators and methodologies for setting adequate wages

    21 April 2020

    The project seeks to develop indicators and methodologies that will strengthen the capacity of governments and social partners to negotiate and set adequate wage levels.

March 2020

  1. Transition to Formality and Structural Transformation: Challenges and Policy options

    17 March 2020

    The book examines “new forms of informality” in developed and developing countries, and how our policies can be improved to respond to new evolving realities.

  2. How and why to collect and use data on industrial relations

    06 March 2020

    This guidebook is intended to support ILO’s tripartite constituents in the collection of data on industrial relations, including on trade union membership, on the coverage of collective bargaining agreements and on strikes and lockouts.

  3. Enhancing social partners' and social dialogue's roles in a changing world of work

    The purpose of this conference is to examine how the social partners in 34 European countries are adapting to the changes in the world of work, driven by technological innovation, demographic shifts, climate change and globalization.

February 2020

  1. "System needs update":Upgrading protection against cyberbullying and ICT-enabled violence and harassment in the world of work

    13 February 2020

    The term ‘cyberbullying’ has been used to describe aggressive conducts carried out through information and communication technologies (ICT), and can involve picture/video clips, emails, or social network sites, among others.