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Media advisory

ILO to release report on homeworkers

Media advisory | 07 January 2021
GENEVA (ILO News) – The International Labour Organization (ILO) will release a new report analyzing the situation of homeworkers worldwide – whose numbers have increased significantly since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Working from home. From invisibility to decent work provides the latest global estimates of homeworker numbers, including by gender; gives a breakdown of sectors, working conditions, and the risks they face working from home.

It compares the wages of homeworkers and non-homeworkers, examines homeworker regulations, and makes a series of recommendations.

The report also assesses the likely impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the homeworking sector.

Embargoed copies of the materials and the press release can be made available to recognized media on request.

All associated materials will be under STRICT EMBARGO until 13 January at 12:00 GMT (13:00 Geneva time).

For further information and to arrange media interviews, please contact the ILO Department of Communication: