Media Advisory

ILO to launch new Global Report on Wage Trends during the crisis

The International Labour Office (ILO) will launch the second edition of its Global Wage Report which provides a global analysis of wage trends during the crisis using the latest world, regional and country-level estimates.

Press release | 30 November 2010

GENEVA (ILO News) – The International Labour Office (ILO) will launch the second edition of its Global Wage Report which provides a global analysis of wage trends during the crisis using the latest world, regional and country-level estimates.

The “Global Wage Report 2010/11 – Wage policies in times of crisis” is to be issued under embargo on Monday, 13 December, for publication on or after 16:00 GMT on Wednesday, 15 December.

While the previous Global Wage Report 2008/09 reviewed wages during the generally favourable economic period between 1995 and 2007, the current edition looks at wages during 2008-09 – a period characterized by the deepest economic downturn since the 1930s.

Launch details

The report and all associated media and information materials including the press release are under embargo and not for publication, broadcast or quotation before 16:00 GMT on Wednesday, 15 December.

Journalists will be able to download the embargoed material from the ILO’s password-protected media site as from Wednesday, 8 December. To access the site, please contact communication@ilo.org

For Geneva correspondents: A press briefing on the Wage Report will be held on Monday, 13 December, at 14:30 in Press Room III at the Palais des Nations. The press conference will be chaired by Ms Manuela Tomei, Director of the Conditions of Work and Employment Programme (TRAVAIL) of the ILO, and Mr Patrick Belser, Labour Economist at TRAVAIL.

Video material consisting of a video news release, coverage of the press conference and interviews with the authors of the report can be made available to broadcasters by contacting the ILO’s Radio and TV Unit on +4122/799-7935 or by emailing TV_radio@ilo.org.

Interviews can be scheduled via the ILO’s Department of Communication and Public Information on +4122/799-7912, communication@ilo.org.