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With the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, many in the world’s workforce have shifted to homeworking, thereby joining the hundreds of millions of workers who have already been working from home for decades.
Though working from home has long been an important feature of the world of work, the institutions that govern the labour market are rarely designed with the home as a workplace in mind. The sudden rise in homeworking brings renewed urgency to the need to appreciate the implications of home work for both workers and employers. This report, published January 13, 2021 from International Labour Office (ILO), seeks to improve understanding of home work as well as to offer policy guidance that can pave the way to decent work for homeworkers both old and new.
It's 279 pages long.
Home work is defined by the ILO’s Home Work Convention (No. 177) and Recommendation (No. 184), 1996, as “work carried out by a person … (i) in his or her home or in other premises of his or her choice, other than the workplace of the employer; (ii) for remuneration; (iii) which results in a product or service as specified by the employer, irrespective of who provides the equipment, materials or other inputs used” (Convention No. 177, Art. 1). This definition does not extend to persons who have “the degree of autonomy and of economic independence necessary to be considered independent workers under national laws, regulations or court decisions”. Furthermore, those who only occasionally perform their work as employees at home, rather than at their usual workplaces, are not homeworkers within the meaning of the Convention. This report addresses three different types of home work:
The report includes chapters and sections on
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