BBC Business Report
22 January 2013
The worst of the financial crisis is not yet behind us and global unemployment is still rising, says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder at a press conference for the ILO's Global Employments Trends 2013. The BBC cites report estimates that 5.1 million more people will become unemployed in 2013, and a further 3 million in 2014. The report also warns of an alarming skills mismatch affecting most countries, where employers can't find workers with the necessary skills.
08 January 2013
During his visit to Thailand, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder talked to the Bangkok Post about Thailand’s 300 baht minimum wage, migrant workers’ rights and what motivated him during his career and campaign to lead the ILO.
CNBC World Wide Exchange
10 December 2012
In the US, three million jobs are needed just to replace the pre-crisis loss, and additional seven million will be needed to absorb the people coming into the job market, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder said in a special CNBC World Wide Exchange. Such ambition is required to go along with a better job creation, added the ILO Chief concluding that we will see quite a lot of employment relocation, especially in the manufacturing sector and that countries like the US need to be ready to exploit new opportunities as they arise.
07 December 2012
The continuing crisis is having a negative impact in the labour market in a number of ways, and particularly on the evolution of wages according to the ILO's Global Wage Report 2012-13. US television network NBC reports that wages grew at a lower pace than labour productivity over a decade in the majority of countries for which data are available.
BBC World Business Report
07 December 2012
BBC World Business Report discusses the rebalancing of economic power between developed and developing nations and whether workers are getting a fair share of the profits as productivity rises in the global economy.
11 October 2012
The situation in global economic conditions has deteriorated to such a degree that G20 countries should urgently make good on the commitments they made in Los Cabos to support demand to create employment, according to ILO Director General Guy Ryder. In an interview with John Defterios of CNN's Global Exchange, he went on to say that whatever differences prevent the financial system from delivering for the real economy, they have to be ironed out pretty quickly lest 3 million more jobs are lost worldwide.
03 October 2012
The new chief of the International Labour Organisation has warned that governments in Southern European are pursuing “toxic” reform programmes that are propelling them along a “straight line towards further economic contraction”.
The Financial Times
04 September 2012
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World Radio Switzerland
01 June 2012
Austerity is gripping Europe—unemployment is at record levels and the battle between government and the worker has never been fiercer. Not the best time to be taking over leadership of the International Labour Organization—the UN’s agency to oversee global labour standards. But it’s the task Guy Ryder has taken on after being elected as the ILO’s new director general at the 101st session of the International Labour Conference in Geneva this week. WRS’s Dave Goodman talks to him about the challenges:
16 May 2011
Al Jazeera interviews the ILO's Guy Ryder about the dismissal of workers following pro-democracy protests in Bahrain, and the ILO's efforts to promote dialogue between the country's trade unionists, employers and the government to address the issue. Guy Ryder is the Executive Director for Standards and Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, at the ILO.