Resources on future of work

  1. Publication

    Tricked and Trapped: Human Trafficking in the Middle East

    09 April 2013

    This study sheds light on the situation of trafficked adult workers in the Middle East, both women and men. It analyses the complex processes by which vulnerable migrant workers are tricked and trapped into forced labour in various types of work in the region, and the constraints that prevent them from leaving.

  2. ILO Research paper No. 4

    The comments of the ILO's Supervisory bodies: Usefulness in the context of the sanction-based dimension of labour provisions in US free trade agreements

    21 March 2013

    This paper looks at recent complaints under the labour chapters of three US trade agreements – the CAFTA-DR, the US-Bahrain and the US-Peru FTAs – and undertakes a preliminary analysis of the use of the comments of the ILO’s supervisory bodies in the regulation mechanisms of labour provisions contained in those trade agreements

  3. Handbook

    Understanding the Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention

    19 February 2013

    This handbook explains Convention No. 169 (1989) to governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations, as well as for indigenous and tribal peoples.

  4. Publication

    National system for recording and notification of occupational diseases: Practical guide

    02 January 2013

    This practical guide has been prepared to help member States to establish and improve their national systems for recording and notification of occupational diseases. It is aimed at relevant people in the responsible authorities, such as the ministries of labour, health, and social security; at those in occupational safety and health inspection, occupational safety and health services, national social security institutions, and compensation boards; and at employers, workers and their organizations. It also includes practical and detailed guidance on compiling and analyzing data collected through national disease surveillance systems.

  5. Publication

    Improvement of national reporting, data collection and analysis of occupational accidents and diseases

    12 December 2012

    This report focuses on the importance of national reporting of occupational accidents and diseases and how it can be improved, as well as data collection systems and how the data can be evaluated and analyzed.

  6. Publication

    Guidelines for cooperative legislation, third revised edition

    11 December 2012

    Provides guidance on how to draft a cooperative law.

  7. ILO Research paper No. 3

    Structure Matters: Sectoral drivers of growth and the labour productivity-employment relationship

    04 December 2012

    The paper uses accounting methods to decompose aggregate labour productivity and employment growth into their sectoral components as well as into within-sector and employment reallocation effects for a sample of 81 countries.

  8. Publication

    The tripartite process of determining hazardous child labour - Guide for facilitators

    30 August 2012

    This Guide is designed for the Government unit tasked with organizing and facilitating the Tripartite Consultations that will result in either a new or a revised list of hazardous child labour for the country.

  9. Studies on Growth with Equity

    EuroZone job crisis: trends and policy responses

    11 July 2012

    The study provides the latest trends on the employment situation in EU countries and examines the labour market reforms adopted by various governments.

  10. Publication

    Social Justice and Growth: The Role of the Minimum Wage

    18 June 2012

    This issue of the International Journal of Labour Research is wholly dedicated to the question of the minimum wage, a matter that has gained in importance and profile in recent years. No doubt, the main reasons behind this rise in prominence relate to the stagnation of wages in several parts of the world, a generalized increase in earnings inequality as well as the rise in social unrest across the globe.