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. Transition to Formality and Structural Transformation: Challenges and Policy options

    17 March 2020

    The book examines “new forms of informality” in developed and developing countries, and how our policies can be improved to respond to new evolving realities.

  2. How and why to collect and use data on industrial relations

    06 March 2020

    This guidebook is intended to support ILO’s tripartite constituents in the collection of data on industrial relations, including on trade union membership, on the coverage of collective bargaining agreements and on strikes and lockouts.

  3. Enhancing social partners' and social dialogue's roles in a changing world of work

    The purpose of this conference is to examine how the social partners in 34 European countries are adapting to the changes in the world of work, driven by technological innovation, demographic shifts, climate change and globalization.

  4. Germany by U. Walwei