Validation of the National OSH Profile for Ukraine. Degree of concordance of the national legislation with the selected EU Directives on OSH and labour relations
Local Employment Partnerships
Peer-to-peer learning at work: Montenegro Government delegation visits ILO project on local employment partnerships in Bosnia and Herzegovina
22 May 2018
Employment challenges might be very specific to regions and territories. In Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), a cooperation project of local municipalities, employment services, employers and schools implemented by the ILO with support from EU has proven to be a successful approach to create jobs for the long-term unemployed and other vulnerable people. The good news spread quickly beyond BiH and in March 2018 a Government delegation from Montenegro led by Edina Desič, Deputy Minister of Labour, visited the municipality of Orašje, BiH, to learn how to support these partnerships for employment promotion.
International OSH Day
Work health and safety with the eyes of a child: drawing contest to build culture of safety in Ukraine
18 May 2018
Labour Safety Magazine organized its annual drawing contest for the 7th time in partnership with ILO in Ukraine. Not less than 16,000 entries were accepted this year, showing youngsters’ keen interest and understanding of the importance of safe and sound work conditions.
New report on industrial relations and convergence in Europe to be presented at a joint ILO-EU Conference in Paris
15 May 2018
Multinational textile brands for social dialogue
10 May 2018
With support of the ILO, three global brands from the garment industry and their Bulgarian suppliers recently met placing fundamental rights at work at the center of their sustainability strategies while also making a clear business case for this approach. Participants of the workshop held at the end of March in Sofia concluded that the low level of wages in the garment industy was part of a more complex situation to be further addressed, along with skills mismatches and the difficulty to attract young workers for the industry.
Improved wages and working conditions
08 May 2018
A new collective agreement covering 23,000 workers (based on data provided by the social partners) employed in 104 SMEs enterprises in the textile, leather and garment industry in Moldova provides for a 5 per cent increase of the branch minimum wage, and for the first time a negotiated wage scale better aligned to the job structure of the industry.
01 May 2018
The ILO Tripartite Declaration of Principles Concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy (MNE Declaration) was negotiated and adopted by governments, employers and workers in 1977. It is the only ILO instrument that provides direct guidance on how companies can contribute to the realization of decent work for all and highlights the central role of freedom of association and collective bargaining as well as industrial relations and social dialogue.
Assistant ILO Director-General and Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia Koller: “I am thankful to Turkey as the country hosting the highest number of refugees in the world”
25 April 2018
Speaking at the Seventh International Symposium on Social Security, Koller said: “Turkey continues to host the world’s largest refugee population and leads the way. In this context, the ILO is pleased to be able to lend its support to this incredible humanitarian gesture. I am thankful to Turkey as the country hosting the highest number of refugees in the world”.