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  1. Convention 189 & Recommendation 201

    This booklet presents a set of new international labour standards - Convention No. 189 and Recommendation No. 201, concerning decent work for domestic workers - adopted on 16 June 2011 by the ILO's International Labour Conference.

  1. Work Sharing during the Great Recession: New developments and beyond

    This volume presents the concept and history of work sharing, how it can be used as a strategy for preserving jobs and also its potential for increasing employment − including the complexities and trade-offs involved. Work-sharing programmes used during the Great Recession of 2008−09 are analysed for several European countries and other countries around the world.

  2. Global Wage Report 2012/13: Wages and Equitable Growth

    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.

  3. Domestic Workers Across the World: Global and regional statistics and the extent of legal protection

    This publication sheds light on the magnitude of domestic work, a sector often “invisible” behind the doors of private households and unprotected by national legislation.

2014

  1. Working Conditions Laws 2012

    06 February 2014

  2. Creative Labour Regulation: Indeterminacy and protection in an uncertain world

    29 January 2014

    Creative labour regulation is an interdisciplinary response to the central contemporary challenges to effective labour regulation. Drawing on contributions by leading experts from the Regulating for Decent Work Network, it offers new ideas for research and policy.

  3. Wage-led Growth: An equitable strategy for economic recovery

    28 January 2014

    This original and extensive study examines the causes and consequences associated with the falling wage share and rising inequality in income distribution, relating to both aggregate demand and labour productivity. It presents new empirical and econometric evidence regarding the economic causes and potential impact of changing income distribution.

  4. Towards Better Work: Understanding labour in apparel global value chains

    23 January 2014

    This volume provides solutions-oriented approaches for promoting improved working conditions and labour rights in the apparel industry.

2013

  1. Working time of live-in domestic workers

    28 November 2013

    This document is part of a series of briefs on issues and approaches to promoting decent work for domestic workers.

  2. Equal Pay - An introductory guide

    04 October 2013

    Ensuring that the work done by women and men is valued fairly and ending pay discrimination is essential to achieving gender equality. However, pay inequality continues to persist and gender pay gaps in some instances have stagnated or even increased.

  3. “Meeting the needs of my family too”: Maternity protection and work-family measures for domestic workers

    01 July 2013

    This document is part of a series of briefs on issues and approaches to promoting decent work for domestic workers.

  4. Work Sharing during the Great Recession: New Developments and Beyond (SUMMARY)

    18 June 2013

    This volume examines the resurgent interest in and use of work sharing as a job preservation strategy during the Great Recession of 2008–09. It also considers the crisis experience for the potential use of work sharing to generate jobs, thus contributing to the ongoing debate on its efficacy as an employment creation measure. The book offers in-depth analysis of work sharing in Europe – specifically in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany and the Netherlands – and in the diverse contexts of Japan, Turkey, the United States and Uruguay. It synthesizes the main lessons learned from the country cases and considers their implications for the future of work sharing.

  5. Work Sharing during the Great Recession: New developments and beyond

    18 June 2013

    This volume presents the concept and history of work sharing, how it can be used as a strategy for preserving jobs and also its potential for increasing employment − including the complexities and trade-offs involved. Work-sharing programmes used during the Great Recession of 2008−09 are analysed for several European countries and other countries around the world.

  6. Snapshot: ILO in action, domestic workers

    31 May 2013

    A growing number of countries are taking measures to improve the living and working conditions of domestic workers. But the momentum needs to be stepped up to ensure that domestic workers worldwide enjoy labour rights, just like other workers.

  7. Public Sector Shock: The impact of policy retrenchment in Europe

    24 April 2013

    On the basis of a comparative and comprehensive assessment, illustrated by case studies in education, health and public administration, policy issues are discussed with the aim of finding the right mix of public sector reforms.

  8. Philippines enact new law protecting domestic workers

    18 April 2013

    The Philippines has promulgated a new domestic workers law, namely the Act Instituting Policies for the Protection and Welfare of Domestic Workers (Republic Act 10361), which is also called the Domestic Workers Act.1 It was signed into law by President Benigno Simeon Aquino III on 18 January 2013.

  9. Thailand: new Ministerial Regulation offers better protection of domestic workers' rights

    28 March 2013

    On 9 November 2012, a new Ministerial Regulation No. 14 (B.E. 2555) entered into force improving workplace rights for domestic workers in the Kingdom of Thailand. Issued under the Labour Protection Act B.E. 2541 (1998), the Regulation applies to employers employing workers to perform domestic work which does not involve business operations. It aligns several aspects of the legislation with the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189) and Recommendation (No. 201).

  10. Formalizing domestic work through the use of service vouchers-The particular cases of France, Belgium and the canton of Geneva

    14 January 2013

    In 2011, the ILO adopted Convention n° 189 and Recommendation n° 201 on decent work for domestic workers. All over the world, a large proportion of domestic workers remain in the informal economy, and this prevents them from fully enjoying all the rights enshrined in these new standards.

  11. Domestic Workers Across the World: Global and regional statistics and the extent of legal protection

    09 January 2013

    This publication sheds light on the magnitude of domestic work, a sector often “invisible” behind the doors of private households and unprotected by national legislation.

  12. Domestic workers across the world: Global and regional statistics and the extent of legal protection (SUMMARY)

    04 January 2013

    The report attempts to capture the size of the domestic work sector, working conditions and the extent of legal protection enjoyed by domestic workers worldwide. It includes global and regional statistics, and is intended to support the efforts of governments, employers and workers to secure social justice and decent work for domestic workers across the world.

2012

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

    07 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.

  2. Summary of the Global Wage Report 2012/13

    07 December 2012

    The "Global Wage Report 2012/13: Wages and Equitable Growth" analyses average real wages across the world, giving a unique picture of wage trends and relative purchasing power across the world and by region.

  3. Global Wage Report 2012-13

    07 December 2012

    As the gap in labour productivity growth and wage growth increases, workers get a smaller slice of the pie. The Global Wage Report 2012/13 analyses the possible effects of this declining labour income share on aggregate demand and so on equitable growth.

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