Labour market governance and working conditions resources

September 2023

  1. Pakistan: Employment outlook in a setting of austerity

    12 September 2023

    Labour market metrics including rising unemployment and increasing prices continue to hit enterprises, workers and households hard in Pakistan.

August 2023

  1. Who pays the price of unemployment?: Employment termination and income security in Myanmar

    11 August 2023

    Since 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 military takeover and surging global commodity prices have significantly impacted the lives of the people of Myanmar. One such impact is employment; despite a slight recovery in the first half of 2022, unemployment and underemployment in Myanmar are reportedly still worse than they were before the pandemic started in 2020.

  2. Survey on employment termination and income security in Myanmar

    11 August 2023

    This Brief is the survey on employment termination and income security in Myanmar.

  3. Survey highlights job termination levels and income security challenges in Myanmar

    11 August 2023

    Voluntarily and involuntarily job terminations seen to increase since March 2020 with few dismissed workers receiving statutory severance pay.

  4. ILO, EU, Stella Maris partner to protect Filipino migrant fishers

    02 August 2023

    The ILO, with support from the European Union, and Stella Maris join forces to capture experiences of return migrant fishers and develop a comprehensive pre-departure orientation in the Philippines to combat abuses, forced labour and human trafficking.

July 2023

  1. Innovative approaches to protect the rights of women migrant workers and tackle forced labour: Lessons from the Work in Freedom programme (2013–23)

    28 July 2023

    This brief provides a short summary of the Work in Freedom programme outreach and activities conducted to tackle forced labour and trafficking with the key lessons it generated over the ten-year period (2013-23) of its implementation.

  2. Myanmar: Labour market update 2023

    27 July 2023

    This Brief is the labour market update of the year 2023 in Myanmar.

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    Myanmar labour market remains fragile in challenging conditions

    27 July 2023

    Labour market metrics including employment levels, job quality and productivity continue to decline with women workers particularly hard hit.

  4. Minimum wage response to COVID-19 and inflation crises: An Asia-Pacific region overview

    17 July 2023

    This policy brief presents a comprehensive analysis of nominal and real minimum wages in the Asia-Pacific region from 2015 to 2022, taking into account the impact of inflation on the purchasing power of workers. Concentrating on 22 countries with available data, the study reveals a positive trend in real minimum wages before 2020, with an average annual increase of 2.5% between 2015 and 2019. However, commencing in late 2020, real minimum wages experienced a decline due to irregular adjustments and the inflationary consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and regional crises. Addressing this decline is of utmost importance to safeguard the well-being of workers and foster sustainable economic development within the region.

June 2023

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    More than one in four workers in South-East Asia employed in global supply chains

    27 June 2023

    International Labour Organization Working Paper highlights scale of South-East Asian labour market engagement in global supply chains as well as need for strengthened policy and enhanced skills development to maximise decent work benefits.