Highlights

  1. Global Wage Report 2022-23

    The impact of COVID-19 and inflation on wages and purchasing power

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

  1. Working Time and Work-Life Balance Around the World

    Working Time and Work-Life Balance Around the World provides a comprehensive review of both main aspects of working time – working hours and working time arrangements (also called work schedules) – and their effects on workers' work-life balance.

  2. 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.

  3. Book

    Telework in the 21st Century: an evolutionary perspective

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

  4. 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. Publication

    Working Time and Work-Life Balance Around the World

    06 January 2023

    Working Time and Work-Life Balance Around the World provides a comprehensive review of both main aspects of working time – working hours and working time arrangements (also called work schedules) – and their effects on workers' work-life balance.

  2. ILO Working paper 86

    Negotiations by workers in the informal economy

    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.

  3. Technical Cooperation Project

    Setting adequate wages

    14 December 2022

  4. Factsheet

    Protection against acts of anti-union discrimination: Evidence from the updated IRLex database

    25 November 2022

    Anti-union discrimination is one of the most serious violations of freedom of association, as it may jeopardize the very existence of trade unions. This IRLex factsheet provides a summary of the International Labour Standards protecting workers against acts of anti-union discrimination as well as a comparative overview of how different legal system around the world seek to regulate it and ensure its effective protection.