Videos

2016

  1. Global Supply Chains: what lessons from Kenya?

    31 March 2016

    Francis Atwoli, General Secretary of the Central Organisation of Trade Unions (COTU-Kenya) explains the impact of Global Supply Chains in Kenya and how Trade Unions can implement decent work in global supply chains.

  2. Future of Work: lessons from South Africa

    29 March 2016

    Bheki Ntshalintshali, General Secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) discusses possible ways to overcome the technological advancement in the world of work and how trade unions can influence the discussion around the ILO Centenary initiative on the Future of Work.

  3. Future of Work: lessons from New Zealand

    29 March 2016

    Helen Kelly from the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions (NZCTU) explains some perspectives from New Zealand regarding the future of work. She gives her views about the challenges and opportunities for Unions on the future of work and how they can influence the discussion around the ILO Centenary initiative on the Future of Work.

  4. Leif Sande on risks facing oil & gas workers in the arctic

    01 February 2016

    Mr Lief SANDE of the Norwegian union Industri Energi (IE) talks to the ILO on the occasion of the ILO tripartite meeting on Occupational Safety and Health in the oil and gas industry in polar and subarctic climate zones from 26 to 29th January 2016.

2015

  1. Symposium on Global Supply Chains: What are the main conclusions?

    18 December 2015

    Decent Work in Global Supply Chains was the topic of the workers’ symposium organised by the ILO's Bureau for Workers Activities (ACTRAV) from 15th to 17th December 2015. In this interview, Claude Akpokavie, Senior Adviser highlights the main conclusions emerging from this symposium.

  2. Global Supply Chains: What are the experiences from Africa?

    18 December 2015

    Decent Work in Global Supply Chains was the topic of the workers’ symposium organised by the ILO's Bureau for Workers Activities (ACTRAV) from 15th to 17th December 2015.The following is an interview with Ms. Hilma Mote from the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa) who expresses her views about the challenges and opportunities for Unions to implement Decent Work in Global Supply Chains in Africa.

  3. Global Supply Chains: What are the experiences from Asia and Pacific?

    18 December 2015

    Decent Work in Global Supply Chains was the topic of the workers’ symposium organised by the ILO's Bureau for Workers Activities (ACTRAV) from 15th to 17th December 2015.The following is an interview with Felix Anthony, President of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) for the Asia-Pacific who expresses his views about the challenges and opportunities for Unions to implement Decent Work in Global Supply Chains.

  4. Global Supply Chains and Public Sectors

    16 December 2015

    Decent Work in Global Supply Chains is the topic of the workers’ symposium organised by the ILO's Bureau for Workers Activities (ACTRAV) from 15th to 17th December 2015. The following is an interview with Rosa Pavanelli, General Secretary of the Public Services International (PSI) who discusses the possible ways to implement Decent Work in Global Supply Chains particularly for the Public sectors.

  5. Towards Decent Work in Global Supply Chains

    16 December 2015

    Decent Work in Global Supply Chains is the topic of the workers’ symposium organised by the ILO's Bureau for Workers Activities (ACTRAV) from 15th to 17th December 2015.The following is an interview with Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) who expresses her views about the challenges and opportunities for Unions to implement Decent Work in Global Supply Chains.

  6. The challenges of Decent Work in Global Supply Chains

    14 December 2015

    The ILO’s Bureau for Workers ‘Activities (ACTRAV) will organize a symposium on Decent Work in Global Supply Chains from 15th to 17th December. ACTRAV Director Maria Helena André discusses the challenges linked to this topic, particularly for the trade union movement.

  7. Ebola outbreak in West Africa: what are the Unions' expectations?

    23 November 2015

    The following is an interview with Kofi Asamoah, General Secretary of the Ghana Trade Unions Congress (TUC) who expresses his views about Unions' expectations to protect workers after the ebola outbreak in West Africa.

  8. Informal economy: What are the experiences from Zimbabwe?

    23 November 2015

    The transition from informal to formal economy was one of the topics of discussion at the 325th session of the ILO Governing Body, which was held in Geneva from 2 to 12 November 2015. In this interview, Sithokozile Siwela, Vice-president of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) highlighted the Zimbabwean experience on organizing workers in the informal economy. Ms. Siwela also explains the challenges related to the implementation of the ILO Recommendation on the transition from informal to formal economy.

  9. Sustainable Development and Climate Change: What challenges and opportunities for Unions?

    09 October 2015

    The ILO hosted the Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Sustainable Development, Decent Work and Green Jobs from 5 to 9 October 2015.The following is an interview with Ms. Rulita Wijayaningdyah, General Secretary of the Indonesian Forestry and Allied Workers Union, who expressed her views about the challenges and opportunities for Unions towards an environmental sustainable economy.

  10. Why is reporting fairly on migration so important?

    03 September 2015

    Millions move to Middle East in search for decent work. Media reporting on labour migration plays a critical role in how we view migrant workers.

  11. Building Bridges: How can Media, Trade Unions and Civil Society work together?

    03 September 2015

    Journalists, NGOs and trade unions help promote and protect migrant workers’ rights.

  12. A centre for migrant workers in Jordan

    19 August 2015

    Tens of thousands of migrants work in Jordan's fast-growing garment sector, but many of them face difficult living and working conditions. The ILO is working to change that, and has established a workers' center in Jordan's largest industrial zone. (Closed Captions available)

  13. Skills for Sustainable Development: Connecting Youth to Labour Market

    16 July 2015

    On the first-ever commemoration of World Youth Skills Day, Aeneas Chapinga Chuma, Assistant-Director-General and Regional Director for Africa talks about how to provide skills that will enable young people to get productive employment in a changing world of work.

  14. Photojournalist Ismail Ferdous talks about his exhibition on labour issues

    10 July 2015

    The ILO hosted an exhibition by Bangladeshi photojournalist Ismail Ferdous to highlight the issues raised during the conference Regulating for Decent Work from 8-10 July 2015. In this interview, the artist talks about his exhibition “So we Exist”, his covering of the Rana Plaza factory collapse and the role of the arts in raising the voice and visibility of workers in the shadows.

  15. Stephanie Barrientos on global supply chains

    10 July 2015

    Stephanie Barrientos, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, discusses the role of the ILO and global alliances in improving working conditions in global supply chains.

  16. Damian Grimshaw on the rise of precarious work

    10 July 2015

    Damian Grimshaw, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, discusses possible ways to overcome the concentration of precarious employment in specific sectors, including social dialogue between government and the social partners.