Videos

2015

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

    03 September 2015

  2. 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)

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Out of child labour and into education in Viet Nam

    10 July 2015

    Child labour has long-term consequences well after childhood. But in the mountains of northern Viet Nam, there is new hope for children who were once trapped in the cycle of child labour. (Closed Captions available)

  8. Gerhard Bosch on employment relationships, social protection, and minimum wages

    09 July 2015

    Gerhard Bosch, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Institute for Work and Skills at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, discusses the complex linkages between more flexible employment relationships, social protection, minimum wage setting and collective bargaining.

  9. Priti Darooka on protecting vulnerable workers

    09 July 2015

    Priti Darooka is the founder and executive director of PWESCR (Programme on Women's Economic, Social and Cultural Rights) in India. She discusses innovative approaches to protect vulnerable workers, and more particularly women.

  10. New ILO Standard on the informal economy: What are the challenges and opportunities for Unions?

    26 June 2015

    The ILO has adopted a new Recommendation on the Transition from the informal to the formal economy. The following is an interview with Raghwan Raghwan, Senior Specialist in Workers’Activities, who express his views about the challenges and opportunities for Unions to organize workers in the informal economy. M. Raghwan also explains how the ILO can work with Unions to facilitate the implementation of new labour standard to tackle the informal economy.

  11. Migration in Italy: What are the Unions' expectations?

    16 June 2015

    The following is an interview with Silvana Cappuccio from The Italian General Confederation of Labour (CIGL), who expresses her views about Unions' expectations to organize and protect the migrant workers in Italy. Ms. Cappuccio also explains how the ILO can work with Unions to facilitate the implementation of new labour standard to facilitate the transition from informal to formal economy.

  12. Informal Economy: What are the challenges for Unions in Nepal?

    15 June 2015

    The following is an interview with Bishnu Rimal, President of the General Federation of Nepalese Trade Unions (GEFONT), who expresses his views on the challenges faced by Unions to organize and protect the migrant workers in Nepal. M. Rimal also explains how the ILO can work with Unions to facilitate the transition from informal to formal economy.

  13. Social protection in Myanmar: What are the workers’ expectations?

    10 June 2015

    Social protection is one of the topics of discussion at the 104th International Labour Conference which is being held from 1 to 13 June 2015 in Geneva. The following is an interview with Ms Phyo Sandar Soe, Assistant General Secretary of the Confederation of Trade Unions Myanmar (CTUM) who expresses her views on the challenges faced by Unions to extend adequate levels of social protection for all workers in Myanmar. She also underlines her expectations of ILO support to provide better social protection in Myanmar.

  14. Informal economy: what are the challenges for Unions in West Africa?

    09 June 2015

    The transition from formal to informal economy is one of the topics of discussion at the 104th International Labour Conference which is being held from 1 to 13 June 2015 in Geneva. The following is an interview with Alex Bonney, President of the Organization of Trade Unions of West Africa (OTUWA) who expresses his views on the challenges faced by Unions to facilitate the transition from informal to formal economy in West Africa.

  15. Social Protection: what are the challenges for Unions in Africa?

    08 June 2015

    Social protection is one of the topics of discussion at the 104th International Labour Conference which is being held from 1 to 13 June 2015 in Geneva. The following is an interview with Kwasi Adu-Amankwah, General Secretary of the African Regional Organization of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa) who expresses his views on the challenges faced by Unions to promote better social protection in Africa.

  16. Austria: Precarization of jobs and widening of informal economy

    08 June 2015

    The transition from informal to formal economy is one of the topics of discussion at the 104th International Labour Conference which is being held from 1st to 13 June 2015 in Geneva. The following is an interview with Walter Sauer from the Austrian Confederation of Trade Unions who expresses his views about the precarization of jobs and the widening of informal economy in Austria.

  17. Informal Economy: what are the challenges for Unions in Philippines?

    08 June 2015

    The transition from informal to formal economy is one of the topics of discussion at the 104th International Labour Conference which is being held from 1st to 13 June 2015 in Geneva. The following is an interview with Susanita Tesiorna, President, Alliance of Workers in the Informal Economy/Sector (ALLWIES-TUCP), who expresses her views on the challenges faced by Unions to organize and protect workers in informal economy in Philippines.

  18. Social Protection: what are the challenges for Unions in Americas?

    08 June 2015

    Social protection is one of the topics of discussion at the 104th International Labour Conference which is being held from 1st to 13 June 2015 in Geneva. The following is an interview with Victor Baez, General Secretary of the Trade Union Confederation of Americas (TUCA-CSA) who expresses his views on the challenges faced by Unions to promote better social protection in Americas.

  19. Book Launch: Struggle in a Time of Crisis

    02 June 2015

    Struggle in a Time of Crisis brings together essays by an array of distinguished global contributors who are devoted to working with labor movements and their allies around the world to stimulate debate about the challenges facing labor groups and activists amid increasing globalization. Speakers: Maria Helena Andre (Director of ACTRAV), Mbuso Nkosi (Editor), Frank Hoffer (Senior Research Officer, ACTRAV).

  20. Signing up to end modern slavery

    01 June 2015

    ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, was joined by delegates to the International Labour Conference, in signing a signature panel symbolizing support for the 50 for Freedom campaign to end modern slavery. The campaign has the goal of encouraging 50 member States to ratify, by 2018, the Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention. (Closed Captions available)