29 March 2017
Director of ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities, Maria Helena André, shares insights about her first visit to Viet Nam in March 2017. During her working trip, she had the opportunity to meet leaders of the Viet Nam General Confederation of Labour as well as the Commission of External Affairs and Commission of People’s Mobilization of the Party Central Committee.
03 March 2017
How a Fair Recruitment Programme led by the ILO in the Philippines, Nepal, Jordan and Tunisia helps protect migrant workers against deceptive hiring practices and abusive working conditions, if not worse.
30 January 2017
How can women’s trade union membership be improved and what are the unions’ priorities regarding the discussion on the future of work? These are some of the major challenges facing the trade union movement in 2017. In the following interview, Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) discusses the main achievements of the trade union movement in 2016 and highlights major challenges and opportunities for unions in 2017.
07 December 2016
The General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation - Asia Pacific (ITUC-AP), Noriyuki Suzuki, discusses the decent work challenges the unions face in his region Fair migration and the role of unions in the implementation of the ILO’s Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy in Asia Pacific are particular priorities for him.
24 November 2016
In this interview, President of the Workers’ Group, Luc Cortebeeck, reflects on the results of the 328th Session of the Governing Body of ILO, which took place in November. He explains the big challenges ahead for ILO in the light of the re-election of its Director-General, Guy Ryder. Mr Cortebeeck also talks about the perspective of the Workers’ Group on the protection of workers’ rights in Qatar, Venezuela, Chili, Guatemala and Myanmar as well as on the fight against child labour across the world.
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”.
17 November 2016
A study released by the ILO and the the Friedrich-Ebert Foundation has stated that past and current structures in the Lebanese economy and workers’ organizations have resulted in a need for unions to rethink their role and internal structures to meet the expectations of their members as well as the wider labour force.
16 November 2016
Landmark Convention will boost global efforts to ensure decent work for the world’s 38 million workers in the fishing sector.
Seafarers and their families ensured of protection in cases of abandonment, death, and long-term disability
12 October 2016
ILO member States have confirmed the amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention ensuring better protection to seafarers and their families in case of abandonment, death, and long-term disability.
01 October 2016
On 28 to 30 September 2016, Tbilisi, Georgia, hosted a training seminar on international labour standards and national implementation mechanisms. The event was organized by ITC-ILO in Turin and the ILO.