Highlights

  1. Global Wage Report 2020-21

    Wages and minimum wages in the times of COVID-19

    Recent trends in wages, global economic and labour market context, and impact that the pandemic has had on wages. Includes also policy recommendations to mitigate the negative impact of the crisis.

  1. Report

    Working from home: from invisibility to decent work

    With the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, many in the world’s workforce have shifted to homeworking, thereby joining the hundreds of millions of workers who have already been working from home for decades.

  2. Book

    Telework in the 21st Century: an evolutionary perspective

    A new conceptual framework explaining the evolution of telework over four decades.

  3. Report

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

    Analysis of the incidence and trends of non standard forms of employment globally and exploration of the reasons behind this phenomenon, including changes in the world of work brought about by globalization and social change.

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 plays a key role in conducting activities on the formalization of the informal economy and coordinates the ILO Strategy to Make Decent Work a Reality for Domestic Workers. The Branch covers the interplay among these key labour market institutions and their combined effect on worker protection, labour market performance and equality.

What's new

  1. Factsheet

    Protection against acts of anti-union discrimination: Evidence from the updated IRLex database

    25 November 2022

  2. ILO Working paper 80

    Realizing the opportunities of the platform economy through freedom of association and collective bargaining

    30 September 2022

    This study provides empirical evidence from different regions of the world to identify avenues for platform economy workers to access freedom of association and collective bargaining.

  3. Event

    Meeting of experts on decent work in the platform economy

  4. Factsheet

    Extension of collective agreements: Evidence from the updated IRLex database

    30 June 2022

    Collective agreements are the result of collective bargaining negotiations between one or more workers’ organizations on one hand and one or more employers or employers’ organizations on the other to determine working conditions and terms of employment and regulate the relationships between workers and employers and their respective organizations. As per general principles of contract law such agreements should be binding only on the signatory parties of the agreement. Nonetheless, often regulatory frameworks provide for the extension of collective agreements beyond the signatory parties subject to the respect of certain conditions or requirements. This factsheet based on the IRLex database, provides a comparative overview of legal frameworks regulating extension mechanisms.