Resources on future of work

  1. Publication

    Extending the scope of application of labour laws to the informal economy

    15 April 2010

    Digest of comments of the ILO’s supervisory bodies related to the informal economy

  2. Publication

    The fundamentals of labour administration

    28 January 2010

    A well-coordinated, professional and efficient labour administration machinery is essential to the effective governance of the labour market. This book will be an invaluable resource for labour administrators, labour inspectors, conciliators, employment service officials, governments, workers, employers, researchers and professionals.

  3. Publication

    In search of decent work. Migrant workers' rights: A manual for trade unionists

    13 January 2010

    Migration is primarily a labour issue. It concerns the movement of workers who cross borders to find employment, as well as the necessity of equal treatment, good working conditions and rights for these workers. The purpose of this manual is to guide the trade union movement's participation in shaping migration policies by promoting sound labour migration practices and reaching out to migrant workers. It aims to ensure that migration benefits the countries of origin as well as destination countries, and both migrant and non-migrant workers.

  4. Resource list

    Local Resource-Based Approaches for Infrastructure Investment - Source Book

    01 January 2010

  5. Project

    Work Improvements in Small Enterprises programme (WISE+)

    11 December 2009

    Work Improvement in Small Enterprises (WISE) is a training programme that empowers small and medium enterprises to take practical and low-cost action to improve working conditions.

  6. Meeting document

    Report I(B) - Report of the Director-General: The cost of coercion

    12 May 2009

  7. Guidelines

    Promoting Equity: gender-neutral job evaluation for equal pay. A step-by-step guide

    10 January 2009

    This Guide, to be used when mplementing the principle of equal remuneration for work of equal value, free from discrimination based on sex, as enshrined in the ILO Equal Remuneration Convention, 1951 (No. 100), is in keeping with the Follow-up to the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and, in particular, with the 2003 and 2007 Global Reports devoted to equality at work. It is meant as a tool to be used to promote this principle in many different workplace environments. To date, the ILO Convention No. 100, adopted in 1951, has been ratified by 167 countries. However, despite this broad consensus regarding the principle enshrined in it, the pay gap between women and men remains a persistent and universal fact of the labour market. Recent statistical surveys have revealed that this gap exists in countries with very diverse economic structures and that, although the gap is decreasing in most of these countries, this progress is being achieved very slowly. The gap persists despite the significant gains women have made in terms of education and work experience.

  8. Resource list

    ILO Codes of Practice and Guides on Occupational Health

    01 January 2009

  9. Publication

    Building Rural Roads

    05 November 2008

    This manual attempts to present a set of technical solutions and works methods commonly applied in a number of countries where the use of local resources is given serious consideration when building rural roads. Based on best practices from rural road-building programmes in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, it describes a set of work methods and procedures proven to be effective both in terms of cost and quality.

  10. Publication

    Handbook “Combating forced labour: A handbook for employers and business”(Armenian version)

    22 October 2008

    This handbook provides guidance material and tools for employers and business to strengthen their capacity to address the risk of forced labour and human trafficking in their own operations and in global supply chains.