Inclusive Labour Markets, Labour Relations and Working Conditions Branch (INWORK)

Inclusive Labour Markets, Labour Relations and Working Conditions Branch (INWORK) provides technical assistance to ILO constituents and expands the knowledge base on Wages, Working Time, Working Conditions, Collective Bargaining and Labour Relations, Contractual arrangements and Labour Market Security. INWORK also leads activities on the formalization of the informal economy and coordinates the ILO Strategy to Make Decent Work a Reality for Domestic Workers. The Branch’s work covers the interplay among these key labour market institutions and their combined effect on worker protection, labour market performance and equality.

Key publications

  1. Global Wage Report 2018/19

    What lies behind gender pay gaps

    This report examines the evolution of real wages around the world, giving a unique picture of wage trends globally and by region.

  2. Book

    Collective Bargaining: Extending Labour Protection

    This volume examines the extension of collective agreements and its use as a policy tool to expand the coverage of labour protection, and shore up collective bargaining.

  3. Non-standard employment around the world:
    Understanding challenges, shaping prospects

What's new

  1. Global Knowledge-Sharing Forum: Transition to Formal Economy - 3rd edition

  2. Decent Work for Domestic Workers

    There has been increasing recognition, nationally and internationally, of the economic and social contribution made by domestic workers and of the need to improve their living and working conditions. This course is a response to this global call for action. It aims to promote inter-regional dialogue among the different actors involved in the promotion of decent work for domestic workers, and to enhance institutional capacities to ensure that they are adequately protected.

  3. Regulatory options for conflicts of law and jurisdictional issues in the on-demand economy

    08 July 2019

  4. Women and men in the informal economy: a statistical brief

    28 June 2019

    This is a joint publication by WIEGO and the ILO. It is a brief version of the 3rd edition of Women and Men in the Informal Economy: A Statistical Picture (ILO 2018).