Labour migration resources

  1. Opening address at the mobility of health professionals between the Philippines and selected EU member States: a policy dialogue

    23 July 2013

    By Mr Lawrence Jeff Johnson, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the mobility of health professionals between the Philippines and selected EU member States: a policy dialogue, Makati City, Philippines, 23 July 2013

  2. GMS TRIANGLE:Working with Trade Unions to protect migrant workers

    23 July 2013

    In countries of origin and destination, trade unions are a crucial partner for the GMS TRIANGLE project. While the approach may vary across countries, trade unions have been encouraged to broaden the scope of their protection of workers to include migrant workers.

  3. GMS TRIANGLE Project Update: June 2013

    23 July 2013

    Tripartite Action to Protect Migrant Workers from Labour Exploitation (the GMS TRIANGLE project) aims to strengthen the formulation and implementation of recruitment and labour protection policies and practices. The project is operational in five countries: Cambodia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Thailand and Viet Nam, with activities in China to follow. In each country, governments and social partners are engaged in each of the GMS TRIANGLE project objectives.

  4. Regional trade unions cooperation needed to better protect migrant workers

    16 July 2013

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) called on South-east Asian countries to build strong coordination and cooperation among their trade unions for the protection of international migrant workers, who are often vulnerable to unfair treatment, abuse and exploitation, at a regional seminar kicked off this morning in Hanoi.

  5. Interministerial meeting to review the proposed draft of the overseas employment policy 2013

    14 July 2013

    An inter-ministerial meeting was held by to review the proposed draft of the Overseas Employment Policy 2013. The meeting was attended by 18 ministries, divisions and departments.

  6. Multistakeholder workshop to share the proposed overseas employment policy 2013

    11 July 2013

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) facilitated a day-long workshop organized by the Ministry of Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment (MEWOE) to share the first draft of the proposed Overseas Employment Policy 2013. The initiative comes under the Project “Promoting Decent Work through Improved Migration Policy and its Application in Bangladesh”, which is funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

  7. Intergovernmental regional seminar on promoting cooperation for safe migration and decent work

    01 July 2013

    The Ministry of Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment (MEWOE) called upon the member states of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and the countries of destination to undertake a collective analysis of the issues that affect labour migration governance on 02 July 2013 at Ruposhi Bangla Hotel, Dhaka.

  8. Technical preparation workshop for intergovernmental regional seminar

    30 June 2013

    The Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare an overseas Employment (MEWOE) of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh has invited the member states of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), some countries of destination, East Asian countries and the SAARC Secretariat in Dhaka from 01-02 July 2013 to participate in an intergovernmental regional seminar for promoting cooperation for safe migration and decent work.

  9. Training for Trade Unions in International and National Labour Migration Regimes and Policy Frameworks

    15 June 2013

    On the 15 June 2013, the Labour Migration Project, conducted a day-long training in International and National Labour Migration Regimes and Policy Frameworks for the trade union members of the National Coordination Committee for Worker’s Education (NCCWE)

  10. Better Work shared learning seminar: new labour law update 2013

    14 June 2013

    The new Vietnam Labour Law, which includes many changes, has been officially in effect from 1st May 2013. To support factories in capturing these changes quickly in order to adjust their policies and internal regulations accordingly, Better Work Vietnam organizes shared learning seminars dedicated to the topic "New Labour Law Update 2013". The seminar will highlight the changes to the labour law related to the garment industry, initial implementation instruction, and best practice examples of factories that have begun applying the new law.