1. Collective bargaining - a policy guide

    13 November 2015

  2. Trends in collective bargaining coverage: stability, erosion or decline?

    29 September 2015

    Collective bargaining over wages and other working conditions between unions and employers is a key labour market institution in democratic societies. The coverage and impact of this institution varies over time and across countries. This policy brief examines differences in collective bargaining coverage for 75 countries.

  3. Course on Negotiation skills for the world of work (ITC Turin, Italy)

    28 September 2015

    This course aims to develop participants' knowledge and understanding of consensus-building approaches to conflict management and dispute resolution.

  4. Indigenous peoples in domestic work – Facing multiple discrimination and disadvantage

    06 August 2015

  5. Decent Work, Green Jobs and the Sustainable Economy

    12 June 2015

    The challenges of achieving environmental sustainability and of generating decent work for all are closely linked. This book argues that goal of environmentally sustainable economies will not be attained without the active contribution of the world of work (Download the introduction to the report below).

  6. The Diversity of "Marginal" Part-Time Employment

    31 May 2015

    Policy Brief No.7

  7. The right to rest for domestic workers - setting a floor

    30 April 2015

  8. The European Social Model in Crisis: Is Europe losing its soul?

    27 April 2015

    This book assesses the current situations in EU Member States on the basis of detailed empirical evidence and concrete case studies of the social policies that have been discontinued or altered, distinguishing between recent developments caused by the economic crisis and long-term trends.

  9. Promoting collective bargaining (C154 & R163)

    09 April 2015

  10. Nothing more permanent than temporary? Understanding fixed-term contracts

    27 March 2015

    Policy Brief No.6

  11. Employment protection legislation: Summary indicators in the area of terminating regular contracts (individual dismissals)

    27 March 2015

  12. Women and the Future of Work – Taking care of the caregivers

    13 March 2015

    Over the last 20 years, important achievements have been made with regards to gender equality in the world of work. At least 50% of the world’s women are in paid wage and salary employment – an increase of 10% since the 1990s. In 2014, women held 24% of the world’s senior management positions, compared to 19% ten years ago.

  13. Domestic workers organize – but can they bargain?

    20 February 2015

    Does the traditional form of collective negotiation have the same potential to ensure decent working conditions in the sector? Or are there other forms, adapted to the sector that would be more effective in ensuring compliance with standards set through various forms of collective negotiation? The ILO is currently carrying out a study to answer just these questions, the preliminary results of which indicate that, to reach the same objective in domestic work will require not only the right to bargain collectively, but may also entail a reassessment of the source of power of domestic workers that would make such a system effective in ensuring employers comply with the agreements.

  14. Labour Markets, Institutions and Inequality: Building just societies in the 21st century

    14 January 2015

    “Good governance, social stabilization and economic justice are not luxuries that weigh down and impede the process of development. They are the essence of development itself. This book provides the documentation required to carry the point.” From the Foreword by James K. Galbraith


  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. Maternity Protection in SMEs: An international review

    20 October 2014

    This report reviews the key international literature on the outcomes of maternity protection in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It also addresses the questions of how, to what extent and under what conditions maternity protection in SMEs can generate positive outcomes for enterprises as well as broader society, considering implications for policy and practice.

  3. 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.

  4. Assessment of the Working Time Demonstration in SMEs in Indonesia, final report

    04 July 2014

  5. Qualitative research on employment relationship and working conditions: preliminary guidelines

    03 July 2014

  6. Maternity and paternity at work: Law and practice across the world

    13 May 2014

    The study reviews national law and practice on both maternity and paternity at work in 185 countries and territories including leave, benefits, employment protection, health protection, breastfeeding arrangements at work and childcare.