Highlights

  1. Global Wage Report 2020-21

    Wages and minimum wages in the times of COVID-19

    Recent trends in wages, global economic and labour market context, and impact that the pandemic has had on wages. Includes also policy recommendations to mitigate the negative impact of the crisis.

  1. Report

    Working from home: from invisibility to decent work

    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.

  2. Book

    Telework in the 21st Century: an evolutionary perspective

    A new conceptual framework explaining the evolution of telework over four decades.

  3. Report

    Non-standard employment around the world:
    Understanding challenges, shaping prospects

    Analysis of the incidence and trends of non standard forms of employment globally and exploration of the reasons behind this phenomenon, including changes in the world of work brought about by globalization and social change.

Inclusive Labour Markets, Labour Relations and Working Conditions Branch (INWORK)

Inclusive Labour Markets, Labour Relations and Working Conditions Branch (INWORK) provides technical assistance to ILO constituents and expands the knowledge base on Wages, Working Time, Working Conditions, Collective Bargaining and Labour Relations, Contractual arrangements and Labour Market Security. INWORK also plays a key role in conducting activities on the formalization of the informal economy and coordinates the ILO Strategy to Make Decent Work a Reality for Domestic Workers. The Branch covers the interplay among these key labour market institutions and their combined effect on worker protection, labour market performance and equality.

What's new

  1. ILO Working paper 27

    Platform work and the employment relationship

    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.

  2. ILO Working paper 25

    Homeworking in the Philippines: Bad job ? Good job ?

    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.

  3. WIEGO Statistic Brief no. 27

    Home-based Workers in the World: A Statistical Profile

    19 February 2021

    Globally, 260 million women and men are employed in home-based work, including 35 million in developed countries.

  4. ILO Working paper 24

    Online digital labour platforms in China: Working conditions, policy issues and prospects

    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.