Inclusive Labour Markets, Labour Relations and Working Conditions Branch (INWORK)
Areas of work
Women and men in the informal economy: A statistical update
07 March 2023
This report provides a snapshot of the situation in 2019 and trends in selected countries since 2020. It does not intend to provide an in-depth analysis of trends and factors of informality. Instead, the primary objective of this publication is to provide a concise update, both globally and by region, of data on the extent of informal employment, the categories of workers most exposed to informality and the characteristics of those currently in informal employment and their working conditions compared to their counterparts in formal employment.
Access to labour justice in collective labour disputes: Evidence from the updated IRLex database
22 February 2023
Collective labour disputes are an inevitable feature of the world of work and efficient, fair and accessible systems for the resolution of such disputes are an essential element of a well-functioning industrial relations system. The notion of access to labour justice encompasses judicial and non-judicial mechanisms and institutions dealing with the prevention and resolution of individual and collective labour disputes. This IRLex factsheets provides a comparative overview of legislation regulating mechanisms for the resolution of collective labour disputes of judicial, quasi-judicial and extrajudicial nature. Furthermore, it provides an overview of bipartite processes as well as of processes of third-party intervention and of the role that labour inspectorates and enforcement agencies play in securing effective access to justice.
Protection against acts of interference for employers' and workers' organizations: Evidence from the updated IRLex database
20 February 2023
Acts of interference can take many forms and may impact differently on workers’ and employers’ organizations and on their free and independent creation and functioning. International Labour Standards protect employers’ and workers’ organizations against interference both by each other and by the public authorities. This IRLex factsheet provides an overview of how protection against acts of interference is regulated by relevant ILO Conventions and applied in practice through the ILO supervisory system as well as a comparative analysis of how different legal systems provide protection against such acts and ensure its effective enforcement in practice.
Working Time and Work-Life Balance Around the World
06 January 2023
Working Time and Work-Life Balance Around the World provides a comprehensive review of both main aspects of working time – working hours and working time arrangements (also called work schedules) – and their effects on workers' work-life balance.