1. Decent Work, Green Jobs and the Sustainable Economy

    12 June 2015

    The challenges of achieving environmental sustainability and of generating decent work for all are closely linked. This book argues that goal of environmentally sustainable economies will not be attained without the active contribution of the world of work (Download the introduction to the report below).

  2. The Diversity of "Marginal" Part-Time Employment

    31 May 2015

    Policy Brief No.7

  3. The European Social Model in Crisis: Is Europe losing its soul?

    27 April 2015

    This book assesses the current situations in EU Member States on the basis of detailed empirical evidence and concrete case studies of the social policies that have been discontinued or altered, distinguishing between recent developments caused by the economic crisis and long-term trends.

  4. Promoting collective bargaining (C154 & R163)

    09 April 2015

  5. Nothing more permanent than temporary? Understanding fixed-term contracts

    27 March 2015

    Policy Brief No.6

  6. Employment protection legislation: Summary indicators in the area of terminating regular contracts (individual dismissals)

    27 March 2015

  7. Labour Markets, Institutions and Inequality: Building just societies in the 21st century

    14 January 2015

    “Good governance, social stabilization and economic justice are not luxuries that weigh down and impede the process of development. They are the essence of development itself. This book provides the documentation required to carry the point.” From the Foreword by James K. Galbraith


  1. Course on Negotiation skills for the world of work (ITC Turin, Italy)

    19 December 2014

    This course aims to develop participants' knowledge and understanding of consensus-building approaches to conflict management and dispute resolution.

  2. Global Wage Report 2014/15

    05 December 2014

    The Global Wage Report 2014/15 analyses the evolution of real wages around the world, giving a unique picture of wage trends and relative purchasing power globally and by region.

  3. Maternity Protection in SMEs: An international review

    20 October 2014

    This report reviews the key international literature on the outcomes of maternity protection in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It also addresses the questions of how, to what extent and under what conditions maternity protection in SMEs can generate positive outcomes for enterprises as well as broader society, considering implications for policy and practice.

  4. Working around the clock? A manual for trainers to help live-in domestic workers count their working time

    23 September 2014

    This manual presents and explains how to use a working time tool that was designed for live-in domestic workers to record and calculate their working time and rest periods. The working time tool was originally designed as a response to the concern that live-in domestic workers work extremely long hours, while their employers often feel that domestic workers are rarely really working, but are rather on standby.

  5. Assessment of the Working Time Demonstration in SMEs in Indonesia, final report

    04 July 2014

  6. Maternity and paternity at work: Law and practice across the world

    13 May 2014

    The study reviews national law and practice on both maternity and paternity at work in 185 countries and territories including leave, benefits, employment protection, health protection, breastfeeding arrangements at work and childcare.

  7. Working Conditions Laws 2012

    06 February 2014

    This report provides an international comparative legal information on national working conditions legislation and highlights global and regional trends in over 150 countries. The report covers national legislation in three fundamental working conditions: working hours, minimum wages, and maternity protection. The report aims to provide ILO constituents, policymakers, and researchers with comparative legal information on these issues as they consider legislation and policies that impact on workplaces and their workforce.

  8. Creative Labour Regulation: Indeterminacy and protection in an uncertain world

    29 January 2014

    Creative labour regulation is an interdisciplinary response to the central contemporary challenges to effective labour regulation. Drawing on contributions by leading experts from the Regulating for Decent Work Network, it offers new ideas for research and policy.

  9. Wage-led Growth: An equitable strategy for economic recovery

    28 January 2014

    This original and extensive study examines the causes and consequences associated with the falling wage share and rising inequality in income distribution, relating to both aggregate demand and labour productivity. It presents new empirical and econometric evidence regarding the economic causes and potential impact of changing income distribution.

  10. Towards Better Work: Understanding labour in apparel global value chains

    23 January 2014

    This volume provides solutions-oriented approaches for promoting improved working conditions and labour rights in the apparel industry.


  1. International Labour Review, Volume 152 (2013), No. 3-4

    01 December 2013

  2. Working time of live-in domestic workers

    28 November 2013

    This document is part of a series of briefs on issues and approaches to promoting decent work for domestic workers.

  3. Equal Pay - An introductory guide

    04 October 2013

    Ensuring that the work done by women and men is valued fairly and ending pay discrimination is essential to achieving gender equality. However, pay inequality continues to persist and gender pay gaps in some instances have stagnated or even increased.