News on non-standard forms of employment

  1. Event

    The Future of Work in the Caribbean: What do we know? What do we need to know?

    A report on the findings will contribute towards the ILO global Initiative, including a constituent meeting to be convened by the ILO in 2018.

  2. 10th European Regional Meeting

    Video: What future for decent work in Europe and Central Asia

    02 October 2017

    From a Russian retiree supplementing his pension as a freelance taxi driver, to a Greek handball player re-trained as an office clerk in Germany and a new mother working from home in the UK, here are some of the experiences of people making their way through the world of work in Europe and Central Asia.

  3. 5th Regulating for Decent Work Conference

    ILO meeting to focus on major transformations in the world of work

    03 July 2017

    Three-day gathering of international experts is expected to provide policy guidance related to sweeping change in the world of work.

  4. © Jessica Mulley 2022

    Inequalities and the World of Work

    Understanding and reducing inequalities in Europe

    23 February 2017

    A new report by the ILO in cooperation with the European Commission looks at the key factors leading to rising inequalities in fourteen EU Member States.

  5. © Adri Berger / ILO 2022

    Non-standard forms of employment

    Improving the quality of non-standard jobs helps women

    19 December 2016

    Non-standard employment is not spread evenly across the labour market. Women are more likely to be employed in non-standard jobs, especially in part-time jobs, as compared to men.

  6. © Alex Ogle / AFP 2022

    Labour market regulation

    Making non-standard jobs decent jobs

    18 November 2016

    Today there is greater variation in the labour market, with many workers in part-time, on-call, or temporary employment, in employment arrangements with multiple employers, or in disguised employment or dependent self-employment. The ILO refers to these arrangements as “non-standard forms of employment”.

  7. Non-standard employment

    How permanent contracts can mean higher productivity

    14 November 2016

    Around the world, companies are increasingly using temporary employment for permanent tasks. According to a new report from the ILO, many workers in "non-standard employment" earn less, have less social protection and often cycle between temporary employment and unemployment. But some companies are finding that giving workers security through permanent contracts can also deliver a strong competitive advantage.

  8. © Núcleo Editorial 2022

    Non-standard forms of employment

    ILO: Non-standard forms of employment, a feature of the contemporary world of work

    14 November 2016

    Ensuring decent work for all non-standard forms of employment (NSFE) will require specific policies.

  9. ILO Blog

    How do workers fare in the gig economy?

    20 May 2016

    A pair of studies by the ILO examines the working conditions of gig economy workers, whose classification as freelancers often leaves them without protection.

  10. © Liao xueming/ Imaginechina/AFP 2022

    ILO Blog

    Regulating work in the ‘gig economy’

    15 July 2015

    The digital age provides new opportunities to work in disparate locations and time zones but how can we ensure crowd-work is decent work? Senior ILO Economist Janine Berg and Technical Officer on Non-Standard Forms of Employment, Valerio De Stefano look at regulation of the ‘gig economy’.