Publications on Employment Security

  1. Publication

    More and Better Jobs through Socially Responsible Labour and Business Practices in the Electronics Sector of Viet Nam

    06 February 2018

    This report seeks to contribute to the question of how enterprises can generate more and better jobs through socially responsible labour and business practices in the Vietnamese electronics sector, taking into account the evolving transnational production system as Viet Nam is further integrated in the global economy. Electronics has become the largest export-oriented industry in Viet Nam and is primarily led by major multinational enterprises (MNEs) producing in Viet Nam.

  2. Publication

    2017 Labour Overview of Latin America and the Caribbean- Executive Summary

    18 December 2017

    The 2017 Labour Overview of Latin America and the Caribbean summarises economic trends in the countries of the region in 2017 and analyses the impact on labour markets observed this year, as well as expected results for 2018. This year’s Feature Article examines wage trends in the region during the period 2005-2015.

  3. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 91

    Managing social risks of non-standard employment in Europe

    11 October 2017

  4. INWORK Policy Brief No. 9

    Women in Non-standard Employment

    31 May 2017

  5. Governance and Tripartism working paper series

    Report on temporary employment agencies and temporary agency work

    17 January 2017

    This report provides an overview of the regulation of temporary agency work in 13 EU Member States, and examines both national and supranational rules shaping temporary work relations in those countries.

  6. Publication

    The impact of procurement practices in the electronics sector on labour rights and temporary and other forms of employment

    16 January 2017

    This working paper looks at the purchasing practices and how they impact rights at work, wages, working hours, non-standard forms of employment and occupational safety and health. It further discusses public governance and private standards in the electronics supply chain and concludes by evaluating how different stakeholders can impact the purchasing practices.

  7. Briefing note

    Social contract and the future of work: Inequality, income security, labour relations and social dialogue

    03 November 2016

    This note discusses the role of the social contract between the state and other actors in defining mutual expectations for distributing power and resources to achieve social justice, the erosion of that contract as result of rising inequality and other developments in the world of work, as well as policy challenges in renewing the social contract.

  8. Briefing note

    Technological changes and work in the future: Making technology work for all

    03 November 2016

    This note analyses the effects of technological changes on the quantity and quality of jobs and discusses policy challenges in developing a skilled workforce, avoiding job polarization and assuring equal distribution of productivity gains.

  9. Briefing note

    A challenging future for the employment relationship: Time for affirmation or alternatives

    03 November 2016

    This note discusses the evolution of the employment relationship, the stresses posed by the changing organization of work, the prognosis for fundamental alteration of the relationship, and regulatory challenges in providing adequate protection to workers in evolving employment relationships.

  10. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 80

    Coverage of employment protection legislation

    31 August 2016