ILO Working paper 86
04 January 2023
This paper provides empirical evidence from Africa, Asia and the Americas on negotiations and collective bargaining by workers in the informal economy.
ILO Working paper 80
Realizing the opportunities of the platform economy through freedom of association and collective bargaining
30 September 2022
This study provides empirical evidence from different regions of the world to identify avenues for platform economy workers to access freedom of association and collective bargaining.
14 June 2022
ILO Working paper 62
05 May 2022
This working paper gives an overview of legal standards related to personal data protection. It explores trends, principles and good practices and brings them in relation to the world of work.
28 February 2022
31 December 2021
This book examines social dialogue and the role of social partners in the governance of the world of work in 34 European countries.
ILO Working paper 27
31 March 2021
This working paper analyses national and supranational case law and legislation about the employment status of platform workers. It does so by referring to the ILO Employment Relationship Recommendation, 2006 (No. 198). It finds that this Recommendation provides for a valuable compass to navigate the issues that emerge from the analysis of the existing case law and legislation about platform work.
ILO Working paper 25
09 March 2021
This report focuses on two categories of homeworkers in the Philippines: industrial homeworkers, who assemble or fabricate goods for factories, retailers or their agents under subcontracting arrangements; and online workers, who render services to their clients or employers via telecommunications technologies and digital platforms.
ILO Working paper 24
02 February 2021
This paper summarizes the results of an ILO survey, conducted in 2019, of workers’ characteristics and working conditions on three major digital labour platforms in China.
ILO Working paper 22
22 January 2021
This research report explores the nature and character of home-based work and the more narrow concept of homework in Ghana.
13 January 2021
With the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, many in the world’s workforce have shifted to homeworking, thereby joining the hundreds of millions of workers who have already been working from home for decades.
ILO Working paper 21
18 December 2020
This report focuses on industrial home-based pieceworkers and IT-enabled remote workers, who are commonly referred to in Turkey as “freelancers”.
ILO Working Paper 4
19 May 2020
This paper offers a legal and an economic analysis of collective dismissals procedures.
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.
Transition to formality
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.
A compendium of practice
Interactions between Workers’ Organizations and Workers in the Informal Economy: A Compendium of Practice
30 January 2020
A compilation of concrete examples, drawn from around the world, showing how trade unions have sought to reach out to workers in the informal economy to reduce the decent work deficits they face and support their transition to formality.
15 November 2019
A new conceptual framework explaining the evolution of telework over four decades.
Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 106
08 July 2019
Provides a global framework for thinking about the on-demand business model and assorted conflicts of law and jurisdictional issues.
28 May 2019
A practical guide or “how to” manual on working time arrangements - also known as “work schedules”.
06 May 2019
This report provides a comparative analysis of job quality covering approximately 1.2 billion of the world’s workers in the EU28, China, the Republic of Korea, Turkey, the United States (US), Spanish-speaking Central America (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama), Argentina, Chile and Uruguay.