News on wages


  1. Domestic work, conditions of work and employment: A legal perspective, Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 7.

    01 January 2003


  1. Minimum wages and pay equity in Latin America

    01 March 2002

    Dr. Damian Grimshaw and Dr. Marcela Miozzo were commissioned by the ILO to write this Working Paper, as an input for the preparation of the ILO Director-General’s Global Report to the 2003 session of the International Labour Conference.2 Their study examines the experience of minimum wage policy in Latin American, in respect of its effectiveness in reducing gender pay inequalities, especially at the bottom of the occupational hierarchy. The main goal of this study was to see how a minimum wage policy may be used as a tool to promote pay equity, as women are represented disproportionately among the low paid.


  1. Updating the ILO’s minimum basic wage of able seamen. Report JMC/29/2001/2

    14 November 2000

    Report for discussion at the 29th Session of the Joint Maritime Commission, JMC/29/2001/2. This report revises the ILO minimum basic wage for seafarers based on changes in consumer prices and exchange rates between January 1997 and January 2000.

  2. Employment in ILO supported road construction and maintenance - The impact of wage earning on workers

    01 August 2000


  1. Minimum wages and youth unemployment

    01 October 1998

    Employment and Training Papers No. 26 (Action Programme on Youth Unemployment)


  1. Pay determination in the public sector: An international comparison between France, Great Britain and Italy (Occasional paper 6)

    20 July 1995

    Occasional Papers - Labour Law and Labour Relations Programme, No. 6

  2. Workers’ financial participation. East-West experiences (LMR 80)

    06 July 1995

    Focuses on pay schemes which provide, in addition to fixed pay, a variable portion of remuneration linked to some measure of enterprise performance. Discusses advantages and disadvantages of different schemes, the economic, institutional and organizational contexts which encourage their development, and the characteristics of schemes that make them more or less favourable to workers. Countries are treated separately.


  1. R180 Protection of Workers' Claims (Employer's Insolvency) Recommendation, 1992

    23 June 1992

    Recommendation concerning the Protection of Workers' Claims in the Event of the Insolvency of their Employer

  2. C173 Protection of Workers' Claims (Employer's Insolvency) Convention, 1992

    23 June 1992

    Convention concerning the Protection of Workers' Claims in the event of the Insolvency of their Employer
    (Note: Date of coming into force: 06/08/1995.)


  1. Resolution concerning an integrated system of wages statistics

    01 October 1973

    Adopted by the Twelfth International Conference of Labour Statisticians (October 1973)