News on wages

2024

  1. World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2024

    10 January 2024

    Labour markets have shown surprising resilience despite deteriorating economic conditions, but recovery from the pandemic remains uneven as new vulnerabilities and multiple crises are eroding prospects for greater social justice.

2023

  1. The platform economy and transformations in the world of work: The case of delivery platform workers in Santiago, Chile

    05 December 2023

    This paper examines the experiences of delivery workers on digital labor platforms in Chile and analyses the implications of the platform business model. It highlights challenges in working conditions and algorithmic management practices, which are crucial to address for ensuring decent work, as Chile moves towards implementing a new law to regulate platform work.

  2. Why measuring unpaid domestic and care work matters

    27 October 2023

    Every day, more than 16 billion hours are devoted to unpaid domestic and care work around the world. As global populations age, these figures are set to rise, and quantifying unpaid domestic and care work is critical to understanding labour under-utilisation, employment trends, and gender-based inequalities.

  3. © Sam Phelps/UNICEF Sierra Leone 2024

    Should we treat the care economy as an investment or a cost?

    26 October 2023

    Demand for care already outstrips supply and is expected to increase significantly in the future. Now, new ILO research suggests that spending on care – particularly childcare – could bring a return on investment of more than 3-to-1.

  4. Conclusions: First-Ever African Labour Migration Conference concludes in Abidjan

    21 October 2023

    ILO and social partners call to joint action to the challenges facing African migrant workers in Africa.

  5. © M. Crozet/ILO 2024

    Facing rapid changes in the world of work, labour statisticians meet to update measurement of key concepts of labour statistics

    11 October 2023

    The International Conference of Labour Statisticians, the global standard-setting body for labour market statistics, is meeting at the ILO to review new trends and requirements in data gathering and usage, and methods for measuring key indicators related to advancing social justice.

  6. © Adri Berger / ILO 2024

    How data can bolster decent work in the tourism sector

    26 September 2023

    In-depth tourism employment data can provide valuable insights for shaping policies that benefit enterprises and improve the welfare of workers in the industry.

  7. Social Protection, Sustainable Development, and Right to Development

    25 September 2023

    Statement by ILO Director-General, Gilbert F. Houngbo, at the Human Rights 75 - September Thematic Spotlight Discussion co organized by the ILO and the UN Human Rights Office.

  8. © PKPROD MEDIA/ILO 2024

    ILO opens the 2023 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration

    25 September 2023

    Journalists are invited to submit articles showing exemplary media coverage on labour migration and fair recruitment.

  9. ILO launches campaign to mark Pay Equity Day in Jordan

    21 September 2023

    The social media campaign serves as an extension of the national effort carried out by the Decent Work for Women Programme in collaboration with the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) and the Jordanian Committee for Pay Equity.