News on non-standard forms of employment

  1. © Matt Ming 2020

    COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    COVID-19 cruelly highlights inequalities and threatens to deepen them

    30 March 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating already existing inequalities – from catching the virus, to staying alive, to coping with its dramatic economic consequences. Policy responses must ensure that support reaches the workers and enterprises who need it most.

  2. © dronepicr 2020

    COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    Precarious workers pushed to the edge by COVID-19

    20 March 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all workers in some way. Those on precarious contracts or in non-standard employment are even harder hit, as many have no access to sick pay, unemployment insurance or other critical protections.

  3. Employment Policy Research Symposium

    The Future of Full Employment

    The Symposium, to be held 12-13 December 2019, will focus on the fundamental question of full employment - its definition and relevance, its implications for inclusive and greener economic growth, the conditions leading to it and the role it plays in helping those who are at risk of being left behind.

  4. 20th International Conference of Labour Statisticians

    Landmark ILO Conference sets standards to measure new and invisible forms of work

    19 October 2018

    International Conference of Labour Statisticians adopts unique statistical roadmap to measure progress on UN’s 2030 Agenda and help policy makers create better policies on the future of work.

  5. 20th International Conference of Labour Statisticians

    “Making the invisible visible”

    09 October 2018

    The 20th ILO International Conference of Labour Statisticians opened in Geneva on 10 October 2018. An interview with Rafael Diez de Medina, Director of ILO Statistics, about some of the key issues on the agenda.

  6. News

    ILO’s message for the “Sowing the Seeds: Platform Cooperativism for Asia” Conference in Hong Kong

    28 September 2018

    ILO has sent a video message to the first conference seeking to explore ways in which cooperatives can join the digital economy in Asia.

  7. © Michael Coghlan 2020

    Crowdworking in Ukraine

    Crowdworking in Ukraine: A success for some but concerns for others

    02 August 2018

    Translator, Julia Gotra, has made a success of working on a digital labour platform. However, an ILO report on online work in Ukraine shows that there are also risks associated with this new flexible way of working.

  8. © emilydickinsonridesabmx 2020

    Future of Work Focus Newsletter

    What can the past tell us about the future of work?

    13 February 2018

    As we look to the future of work, ILO Historian Dorothea Hoehtker tells us what we might learn from looking at the past.

  9. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    Interview with Trebor Scholz – connecting cooperatives to the future of work, digitally

    09 February 2018

    "Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators" is a series of interviews with cooperative leaders from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths during the course of their work with cooperatives. For this issue, ILO interviewed Professor Trebor Scholz from The New School, a scholar and an activist who developed the concept of “platform cooperativism”.

  10. Event

    ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean Breakfast Meeting

    This event will showcase in a concise, high-impact manner how the ILO is preparing with the Caribbean for the future of work through the presentation of the two aforementioned documents. This aims to reinforce ILO’s voice and visibility as the world’s expert agency for the world of work, and indeed the future of work, in this case focusing on training.