Tuesday, September 10, 2013



IWS Documented News Service


Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach

School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies

Cornell University

16 East 34th Street, 4th floor---------------------- Stuart Basefsky

New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau



International Labour Organization (ILO)



Labour inspection and undeclared work in the EU

21 August 2013

The purpose of this study is to consider the role that national labour inspection systems in the EU have as part of a strategic policy response to undeclared work. It was coordinated by the ILO’s Labour Administration and Inspection Programme (LAB/ADMIN) in cooperation with the European Commission’s Labour Law Unit.

Has atypical work become typical in Germany?: Country case study on labour market segmentation

08 August 2013

Employment Working Paper No. 145

Italy: A dual labour market in transition: Country case study on labour market segmentation

08 August 2013

Employment Working Paper No. 144

Beyond the contract type segmentation in Spain: Country case study on labour market segmentation

08 August 2013

Employment Working Paper No. 143

An anatomy of the French labour market: Country case study on labour market segmentation

08 August 2013

Employment Working Paper No. 142

Economic class and labour market inclusion: Poor and middle class workers in developing Asia and the Pacific

07 August 2013

This paper examines quantitative trends and characteristics of the poor, near poor and middle class working population in developing Asia and the Pacific. With special focus on Cambodia, India, Indonesia and Viet Nam, it provides empirical evidence for policies that would help reduce working poverty, foster middle class jobs and promote inclusive labour market.

Labour inspection and employment relationship

12 July 2013

The protection of the employment relationship, placed within the contract of employment, has been at the heart of the International Labour Organization’s agenda since the middle of the 1990’s. The employment relationship is the natural evolution of what previously represented the master-and-servant model. The employment relationship within the contract model operates as a framework for both the protection of workers and the guaranteeing of the exercise of fundamental rights at work.

Supporting workers with family responsibilities: connecting child development and the decent work agenda

08 July 2013

This working paper presents a series of solutions to the challenging social issues. It builds on the conclusions of “Investing in Child Development and Learning: Ensuring Equity in Decent Work and Sustainable Development,” a forum convened by UNICEF and ILO on 28 February 2012. This paper was used to stimulate dialogue and guide discussion during an Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Ministerial Roundtable in New York on 3 July 2012. The Roundtable examined the policy challenges posed to policy-makers, the social partners (employers’ and workers’ organizations) and other societal actors in proposing policies in support of working families.

Ministries of labour: comparative overview. History, mandate, challenges world-wide database and organizational charts

19 June 2013

The main purpose of this publication is to provide ILO constituents and other readers with an analysis of current developments and trends in ministries of labour all around the world.



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