The ILO is saddened by the deaths and injuries resulting from the building collapse at the Wing Star shoe factory in Cambodia on Thursday (May 16th). The ILO would like to express its condolences to the families of those who lost their lives, and to wish the injured workers a speedy recovery.
The ILO stands ready to provide appropriate support to the agreement signed by international fashion retailers along with other companies and trade unions to prevent workplace disasters.
The new study examines the continuing job crisis affecting young people in many parts of the world. It provides updated statistics on global and regional youth unemployment rates and presents ILO policy recommendations to curb the current trends.
A joint UN/Royal Thai Government report that analyses policy options and costing for expanding social protection coverage in Thailand was launched today by the Minister attached to the Office of the Prime Minister, Mr Niwatthamrong Busongphaisan. The report argues that comprehensive measures to implement a nationally defined social protection floor (SPF) would cost between 0.5 and 1.2 per cent of current GDP. The goal of a SPF is to ensure that everyone has access to affordable essential health care, and that everyone, including children and the elderly, have a guarantee of income security throughout their lives.
Provides a snapshot of recent economic and labour market trends for a number of countries in the Asia-Pacific region, based on official data available as of 23 April 2013, with special coverage on gender equality in the workplace.
The May 2013 e-newsletter of the ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific contains the latest news from ILO in the region, a feature article on safe migration for work in the Republic of Korea, a selection of the latest publications, and forthcoming events and meetings.
One year after Myanmar passed its Labour Organization Law, delegates from some 500 labour organizations gathered in an unprecedented conference to hone their skills in labour organization, collective bargaining and occupational health and safety, among other areas of crucial importance to the country's workers.
Viet Nam’s labour market will see some significant changes when the amended Labour Code takes effect in May, recognizing the practice of labour dispatch, where workers are employed by one company and ”dispatched” to work in another company, as a new pattern of employment. Chief Technical Advisor on Industrial Relations of ILO Viet Nam, Yoon Youngmo, analyzes the issue.
The ILO and the Australian workplace relations tribunal signed a memorandum of understanding to provide technical assistance in the area of labour dispute resolution.
A database of labour statistics and methodologies covering the economically active population, employment, unemployment, wages and related variables.
The effects of the economic crisis were felt more slowly in Asia and the Pacific than some other regions.
This global policy instrument addresses the social and employment impact of the international financial and economic crisis. It promotes a productive recovery centred on investments, employment and social protection.