Publications on digital labour platforms

2020

  1. ILO Working Paper 11

    Digital Labour Platforms and Labour Protection in China

    13 October 2020

    This paper explores the implications of the digital labour platforms for labour regulation in China and the potential applicability of existing laws and regulations to platform work.

  2. Publication

    Call for proposal - Youth employment opportunities in the digital economy in Ethiopia

    23 September 2020

    The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) seek the support of a consultant to carry out mappings and consultations on the employment potential of the digital economy.

  3. Publication

    Synthesis report: Skills shortages and labour migration in the field of information and communication technology in Canada, China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand

    22 September 2020

  4. Publication

    Skills shortages and labour migration in the field of information and communication technology in Canada, China, Germany and Singapore

    18 September 2020

  5. Publication

    The future of work in the digital economy

    17 September 2020

    Paper prepared for the Employment Working Group meeting under the 2020 Russian presidency of the BRICS

  6. Technical Brief

    Using digital technologies in employment-intensive works

    01 September 2020

    This technical brief presents examples of the Employment-Intensive Investment Programme’s (EIIP) use of digital technologies during the planning, implementation, monitoring and closure/evaluation phases of a project cycle.

  7. International Labour Review, Vol. 159 (2020), No. 1

    Labour geographies of the platform economy: Understanding collective organizing strategies in the context of digitally mediated work

    22 April 2020

    The article examines the geographies of collective labour struggle in the platform economy. It distinguishes between the unique spatial features associated with place-based work and crowdwork to examine the divergent collective organizing strategies developed therein. Taking works councils, collective bargaining and multi-enterprise agreements as three examples of social dialogue, the article considers why different types of platform workers gravitate towards particular strategies, analyses the regulatory frameworks within which these workers’ collective struggles are bound, and assesses the propensity for these expressions of solidarity to improve the terms and conditions of platform work.

2019

  1. Research Department Working Paper n°48

    Trade wars and their labour market effects

    09 October 2019

    Recent years have seen a remarkable reversal in trade liberalization with the significant raises in tariffs on imports among major G20 economies. This working paper discusses the rationale for these policy shifts, provides an overview of recent measures, especially those implemented by the US administration and presents an overview of the estimated effects on employment as currently presented in the literature. The paper also provides an overview of the specific challenges represented by trade in digital services.

  2. Full report

    Preparing for the future of work: National policy responses in ASEAN +6

    11 September 2019

    Spurred by technological advancements, demographic shifts and environmental and climate disruptions, fastpaced transformations are affecting how, where and when people work, impacting our labour markets and shaping the future of work. Preparing for the future of work: National policy responses in ASEAN +6 provides an overview of how countries in the Asia-Pacific region are reacting to such changes with new or adapted strategies and policies.

  3. Preparing for the future of work: National policy responses in ASEAN +6 - Annex I

    Inventory of Asia-Pacific national responses to technological change

    11 September 2019

    Annex 1 of the “Preparing for the future of work: National policy responses in ASEAN +6” report presents an inventory of policies, strategies and programmes adopted or undertaken by the governments of ASEAN +6 countries in response to technological changes, with a particular focus on their links to the labour market.