Publications on Employment Security

  1. International Journal of Labour Research

    The Future of Work: Trade Unions in Transformation

    29 November 2019

    It has become harder for trade unions in both developed and emerging countries to protect the rights of workers and working conditions, as shown not only in the reduction of unionization, but also the fall in the labour share of income in most countries.This issue of the Journal compiles the thoughts of leading academics on the topics that are shaping discussions on the future of work. The Journal aims to serve as a stepping stone for the labour movement in its own deliberations on how workers’organizations can react to the fundamental changes that are affecting the world of work, and that it will provide further reflections on the transformation of trade unions these changes might entail.

  2. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 106

    Regulatory options for conflicts of law and jurisdictional issues in the on-demand economy

    08 July 2019

    Provides a global framework for thinking about the on-demand business model and assorted conflicts of law and jurisdictional issues.

  3. Publication

    Defining and regulating work relations for the future of work

    21 March 2019

    This paper provides a reflection on how to ensure that workers can enjoy security and protection regardless of their employment classification.

  4. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 104

    Overtime work: A review of literature and initial empirical analysis

    18 January 2019

    An inter-disciplinary overview on how overtime issues are addressed by different academic disciplines. Examines the incidence of overtime work within the context of several distinct national employment regimes and industrial relations systems.

  5. Research Department Working Paper n°39

    Workfare programs and their delivery system: Effectiveness of Construyendo Perú

    23 December 2018

    This paper estimates the medium- to long-term effects of the workfare program Construyendo Perú, implemented in Peru from 2007 to 2011, to support unemployed populations in situations of poverty and extreme poverty.

  6. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 105

    An analysis of multiparty bargaining models for global supply chains

    20 December 2018

    Reviews one approach for realizing the goal of improving labour standards at the lower rungs of supply chains that has to date received relatively little scholarly attention: substantive, enforceable agreements between lead firms and unions or worker-based organizations.

  7. Executive summary

    Decent work in Portugal 2008–18: From crisis to recovery [Executive Summary]

    12 October 2018

  8. Report

    Decent work in Portugal 2008–18: From crisis to recovery

    12 October 2018

    This report reviews the country’s economic and labour market situation since 2008 and examines future prospects.

  9. Publication

    Case study: Colombia investment, export promotion and workers’ rights

    08 October 2018

    This case study evaluates the policies and practices that the Colombian government has initiated in order to attract investment, and promote exports based on improved respect for workers’ rights. It seeks to assess to what extent the Colombian Policy for attracting foreign investment and promoting exports has had a positive impact on workers’ rights, productive employment, and equitable work.

  10. Publication

    Factors affecting technology spillovers from Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) in backward linkages in the Turkish manufacturing sector: lessons for Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs)

    08 October 2018

    The objective of these studies is to stimulate It is widely accepted by developing countries that technology and knowledge can spill over from Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) to local firms. However, this outcome is not automatic; a broad range of factors affect the existence of such spillovers. This study examines the MNE-related factors which might affect technology spillover channels and the spillover potential for local subsidiaries, particularly in backward linkages, within the specific context of the Turkish manufacturing sector. The evidence suggests that not all MNEs have the same spillover potential and different characteristics of the MNEs affect the spillover channels differently. This implies that a “one-size-fits-all” approach to increase technology spillover benefits of MNEs is sub-optimal and a customized approach is required.