What's new

November 2023

  1. Meeting of experts on wage policies, including living wages

June 2023

  1. © J. Aliling / ILO 2024

    ILO launches new strategy to achieve decent work for domestic workers

    15 June 2023

    With the global demand for domestic workers likely to grow, the International Labour Organization steps up action to ensure they have access to decent work.

  2. Global Wage Report: Data

    12 June 2023

    This excel file provides data in two seperate sheets on the nominal monthly wages in local currency and the real wage-growth, 2006 to latest available.

  3. The road to decent work for domestic workers

    05 June 2023

May 2023

  1. A Review of Wage Setting through Collective Bargaining

    30 May 2023

April 2023

  1. Guidance note: Wage protection for migrant workers

    27 April 2023

    Working time and wages are the working conditions that have the most direct and tangible effect on the everyday lives of workers and employers. Wages can determine job choice, the number of hours worked, and whether or not to migrate for employment. Adequate wages that ensure a fair share of the fruits of progress to all and standards for wage protection lie at the heart of the ILO’s mandate on social justice and the promotion of decent work.

March 2023

  1. Women and men in the informal economy: A statistical update

    07 March 2023

    This report provides a snapshot of the situation in 2019 and trends in selected countries since 2020. It does not intend to provide an in-depth analysis of trends and factors of informality. Instead, the primary objective of this publication is to provide a concise update, both globally and by region, of data on the extent of informal employment, the categories of workers most exposed to informality and the characteristics of those currently in informal employment and their working conditions compared to their counterparts in formal employment.

February 2023

  1. Access to labour justice in collective labour disputes: Evidence from the updated IRLex database

    22 February 2023

    Collective labour disputes are an inevitable feature of the world of work and efficient, fair and accessible systems for the resolution of such disputes are an essential element of a well-functioning industrial relations system. The notion of access to labour justice encompasses judicial and non-judicial mechanisms and institutions dealing with the prevention and resolution of individual and collective labour disputes. This IRLex factsheets provides a comparative overview of legislation regulating mechanisms for the resolution of collective labour disputes of judicial, quasi-judicial and extrajudicial nature. Furthermore, it provides an overview of bipartite processes as well as of processes of third-party intervention and of the role that labour inspectorates and enforcement agencies play in securing effective access to justice.

  2. Protection against acts of interference for employers' and workers' organizations: Evidence from the updated IRLex database

    20 February 2023

    Acts of interference can take many forms and may impact differently on workers’ and employers’ organizations and on their free and independent creation and functioning. International Labour Standards protect employers’ and workers’ organizations against interference both by each other and by the public authorities. This IRLex factsheet provides an overview of how protection against acts of interference is regulated by relevant ILO Conventions and applied in practice through the ILO supervisory system as well as a comparative analysis of how different legal systems provide protection against such acts and ensure its effective enforcement in practice.

January 2023

  1. Working Time and Work-Life Balance Around the World

    06 January 2023

    Working Time and Work-Life Balance Around the World provides a comprehensive review of both main aspects of working time – working hours and working time arrangements (also called work schedules) – and their effects on workers' work-life balance.