News about digital labour platforms
Public employment services
Digital channels improve access to employment support
26 August 2020
A new ILO policy brief shows how public employment services are using technology to increase the help available to people whose jobs have been affected by COVID-19.
‘Business as unusual’: How COVID-19 brought forward the future of work
22 June 2020
Millions of people around the world have been working remotely because of the coronavirus pandemic. Could this ‘business as unusual’ be the future of work?
The shift to online learning and skills training shows promising trends and troubling signs
12 May 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an explosion of online learning and training, as millions of people are forced to stay at home. It’s proved to be both an opportunity and a challenge.
ILO’s message for the Platform Cooperativism Symposium in Tokyo
30 September 2019
ILO Cooperatives Unit Manager sent a video message to the Platform Cooperativism Symposium organized by the Japan Co-operative Alliance in Tokyo.
ILO confronting the changing nature of work
30 September 2019
ILO Director-General Guy Ryder, discusses the changing state of work with Shery Ahn on Bloomberg Markets, and the need to put humans at the centre of the future of work.
Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting
Debate on regulating digital labour platforms is crucial
02 September 2019
The ILO Director-General highlighted the need for policies to deal with the challenges of web-based labour platforms. Some form of regulation is needed, Guy Ryder said at the meeting of G20 Labour and Employment Ministers in Matsuyama, Japan.
Research Workshop on "Gig economy and Social Dialogue"
20 May 2019
In the framework of the research project ''Gig economy and its Implications for Social Dialogue and Workers’ Protection'' funded by the Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS), the ILO’s Social Dialogue and Tripartism unit (DIALOGUE/GOVERNANCE) in collaboration with the University of Geneva organizes a research workshop on the theme of “Gig economy and social dialogue”.
Future of work
Maximize risks and handle challenges of new technology
25 April 2019
Speaking at a High-level International Conference in Vilnius, Lithuania, on digitalization, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, stressed the need to take control of our future of work.
Uber, the sharing economy and social dialogue
21 November 2017
Watch Uber Head of Work-Policy and Research Amit Singh and UNI Global Union General Secretary Philip Jennings discuss their views on the sharing economy and future of work. The two were at the ILO this week for a high-level seminar hosted by Permanent Mission of Belgium in Geneva.