Comment and analysis

2018

  1. © CAIA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY 2018

    Inequalities at work

    How to curb inequalities in Europe

    17 April 2018

    Much international debate has focused on increased income inequalities and their negative effects on the economy and societies. A new ILO publication addresses the root causes of inequality by looking at various labour market policies and industrial relations’ systems. ILO News spoke with Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead, ILO Senior Economist and co-author of the book.

  2. Blog: Digital labour platforms

    On-demand … and organized!

    16 April 2018

    Pick up a magazine, access a blog or scroll through your Facebook feed, and you’re likely to see some reference to the gig economy. From Uber advertisements to advice on how to thrive – or avoid pitfalls – in the gig economy, digital labour platforms have made a bold entrance into the world of work.

  3. GB roundup

    ILO Governing Body wraps up its 332nd session

    26 March 2018

    The March 2018 session of the ILO Governing Body ended on 22 March. ILO News discussed the highlights with Juan Llobera, Clerk of the Governing Body.

  4. © R. Lewisohn / Image Source 2018

    Occupational Safety and Health

    Technology through the lens of occupational hazards and risks

    13 March 2018

    Striking the balance between technological innovation in the workplace and occupational safety and health can be tricky, says Nancy Leppink, Chief of the ILO’s Labour Administration, Labour Inspection and Occupational Safety and Health Branch.

  5. © Social Finance/ILO 2018

    Blog

    Why financial services matter in the fight against climate change

    28 February 2018

    As extreme weather events increase in intensity and frequency, building up the resilience of the poorest communities – often the most exposed to climate change – is critical. And financial services have a role to play.

  6. Blog

    Skills and the Future of Work

    26 February 2018

    With the world of work facing transformative changes, investments in skills’ development and training are becoming more important than ever.

  7. © Leila Alaoui / ILO 2018

    Blog

    Lebanon: Role play highlights rights and plights of domestic workers

    22 February 2018

    Many people believe that domestic work is not ‘real work’ and that standard working conditions do not apply. An ILO project in Lebanon is successfully changing the attitudes of those who employ domestic workers.

  8. Blog

    Three steps to end discrimination of migrant workers and improve their health

    14 February 2018

    When migrant workers leave their home, many encounter abuse and violence on their journey and discrimination once they arrive. This can be because of their status as migrants but also because of their ethnicity, sex, religion, and HIV status.

  9. Blog

    5 things we learned about the effectiveness of SME training schemes

    17 January 2018

    ILO SCORE Programme is working with public and private training schemes in many countries to identify successful ways to upskilling small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

2017

  1. Blog

    SCORE-ing big! How a cooperative approach to improved work conditions in SMEs can increase productivity

    05 December 2017

    Improving SMEs workplace practices can help them achieve better productivity. The ILO’s SCORE Training programme is helping companies in China improve work conditions, and participants say it is working.