The world of work is undergoing a major process of change. In order to understand and to respond effectively to these new challenges the International Labour Organization has launched a "Future of Work initiative" in order to be able to advance its mandate for social justice.
Future of Work Issue Briefs
The establishment of the Global Commission on the Future of Work in August 2017 marked the start of the second phase of ILO’s Future of Work Centenary initiative. The six thematic clusters which are listed in each issue brief focus on the main issues that need to be considered if the future of work is to be one that provides security, equality and prosperity. A series of Issue Briefs are prepared under each of the clusters.
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Richard Heeks, Manchester Centre for Development Informatics
This paper presents a review of current evidence and ideas relating to the digital gig economy, aiming at systematically reviewing both impacts and recommendations for the digital gig economy in order to create a union list of standards.
Focusing on the growth of non-standard employment, this paper finds that, apart from part-time work, there has not been an increase in non-standard employment during the last decade.