News on non-standard forms of employment

  1. Press release

    Seminar on social security for workers in flexible employment

    16 December 2020

    The EU-China Project “Improving China’s Institutional Capacity towards Universal Social Protection” organized a seminar in Beijing on social security for workers in flexible employment.

  2. News

    Focus on labour platforms in China: seizing the opportunities, tackling the challenges

    09 December 2020

    To get a better understanding of new business models and their impact on workers, companies and society at large, the ILO organized a discussion on December 8 focusing on the Chinese situation.

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    COVID-19: Social protection coverage

    Plug social protection gaps in developing countries to prevent future crises, ILO says

    14 May 2020

    Strengthened and comprehensive social protection systems will lessen the impact of crises such as COVID-19.

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    COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    Young workers will be hit hard by COVID-19’s economic fallout

    15 April 2020

    The COVID-19 emergency is affecting almost everyone in the world, regardless of age, income or country. However, young people are likely to be particularly hard hit by the economic fallout of the crisis. Find out five reasons why.

  5. COVID-19 and advocates

    Turn crisis into an opportunity

    15 April 2020

    The COVID-19 crisis has forced nearly 1.37 billion students to stay at home. Youth icon and Indian cinema actor, Ishaan Khatter says that this can be an opportunity to learn new skills, adapt to our changing world of work while taking care of our health and our society.

  6. COVID-19 and advocates

    We are in this together

    14 April 2020

    ILO Goodwill Ambassador Wagner Moura calls protection of workers, support to businesses and income security for everyone.

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    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.

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    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.

  9. 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.

  10. Interview

    Interview with Sebastián Schindel, Director of El patrón

    24 June 2019

    Based on real facts, the hard-hitting film of Schindel El patrón unpacks the horrors of modern day slavery. He speaks to the ILO on the making of the film and what made him deal with this subject.