Videos

2015

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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).

  11. 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)

  12. Syrian refugees, working informally and under harsh conditions, increase pressure on Jordan’s Labour market

    18 May 2015

    The arrival of high numbers of refugees has put further strain on infrastructure, resources and public services like education and health care, and increased competition for already scarce jobs in some sectors.

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    ILO ready to ratchet up operations in Nepal

    06 May 2015

    Interview with the Director of the ILO office in Kathmandu, following the worst earthquake in the country over the last 80 years.

  14. From Prevention to Protection of Workers: The role of Trade Unions

    28 April 2015

    The right on health and safety workplace is a fundamental human right and decent work implies safe work. As one of the key actors in the world of work, trade unions have an active role to play in building a culture of prevention on occupational safety and health, both at national and workplace levels.

  15. Right to strike: What are the experiences from Pakistan?

    31 March 2015

    The right to strike is one of the topics of discussion at the 323rd session of the ILO Governing Body, which was held in Geneva from 12 to 27 March 2015. In this interview, Mohammad Zahoor Awan, General Secretary of the Pakistan Workers ‘Federation (PWF) explains the challenges related to right to strike in South Asia. Mr. Awan also highlights the experiences from Pakistan on the right to strike.

  16. Right to strike: What are the experiences from the United Kingdom?

    31 March 2015

    The right to strike is one of the topics of discussion at the 323rd session of the ILO Governing Body, which was held in Geneva from 12 to 27 March 2015. In this interview, Sam Gurney, Director of strategy of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) explains the challenges related to right to strike in Europe. Mr. Gurney also highlights the experiences from the United Kingdom on the right to strike.

  17. Labour Migration: What are the experiences from Nepal?

    31 March 2015

    One of the ILO’s predominant concerns since its inception has been with the protection of migrant workers. In this interview, Binda Pandey, Member of governing council of the General Federation of Nepalese Trade Unions (GEFONT)) explains the challenges related to the implementation of the ILO Fair Migration Agenda. Ms. Pandey also highlights the experiences from Nepal about the protection of migrant workers.

  18. Unacceptable forms of work:What challenges for workers' organizations?

    31 March 2015

    Protecting workers from unacceptable forms of work is one of the topics of discussion at the 323rd session of the ILO Governing Body, which was held in Geneva from 12 to 27 March 2015. In this interview, Bheki Ntshalintshali, Deputy General Secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), explains the challenges related to unacceptable forms of work. Mr. Ntshalintshali also highlights the South African experience on protecting workers from unacceptable forms of work.

  19. Trailer of the Massive Open Online Course "Workers' Rights in the Global Economy"

    30 March 2015

    The Global Labour University launches a free Massive Open Online Course on Workers’ Rights in a Global Economy .

  20. The role of trade unions in the ILO supervisory mechanisms

    30 March 2015

    In this series of lectures, Beatriz Vacotto introduces you to the functioning of the supervisory mechanisms of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and how trade unions can use them to push for the implementation of International Labour Standards in their countries. Beatriz Vacotto is a Senior Specialist for International Labour Standards at the Bureau for Workers’ Activities of the ILO. If you want to learn more about instruments and mechanisms for promoting Global Workers’ Rights you can join the free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on www.iversity.org starting on 1 June 2015. The course will be open for enrolment up from 16 March 2015.