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

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INWORK provides technical assistance to ILO constituents and expands the knowledge base on Wages, Working Time, Working Conditions, Collective Bargaining and Labour Relations, and Job and Labour Market Security. The Branch’s work covers the interplay among these key labour market institutions and their combined effect on worker protection, labour market performance and equality. In addition, INWORK coordinates the ILO Strategy to Make Decent Work a Reality for Domestic Workers. 

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What's new

  1. Global Wage Report 2014/15

    05 December 2014

    The Global Wage Report 2014/15 analyses the evolution of real wages around the world, giving a unique picture of wage trends and relative purchasing power globally and by region.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

Key resources

  1. Global Wage Report 2012/13: Wages and Equitable Growth
    7 December 2012

    The Global Wage Report 2012/13 looks at differences in wages around the globe and how they have been influenced by the economic crisis. It includes global and regional wage trends and statistics, as well as policy recommendations.