Press releases

February 2014

  1. © ILO/Hoa Tran 2014

    Maritime Labour Convention

    ILO body adopts new minimum monthly wage for seafarers

    28 February 2014

    The mechanism is the only one in the ILO for setting the basic wage for any industry.

  2. Press release

    Tanzania launches an action plan to promote decent work for domestic workers

    27 February 2014

  3. Africa

    Unions in Africa pushing the ILO’s Decent Work and social justice agenda

    24 February 2014

    African trade unions need to mobilize to promote the ILO’s Decent Work and social justice agenda, participants said at a regional trade union conference in Nairobi.

  4. © Scott Wallace / World Bank 2014

    Press release

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder to open Arab Forum for Development and Employment

    21 February 2014

  5. © iStockphoto 2014

    Press release

    Fighting human trafficking means fighting poverty, unemployment and inequality says the ILO and OSCE

    20 February 2014

  6. Press release

    Union registrations rise sharply in Bangladesh garment sector: New labour laws pave way to improve conditions, workers’ rights

    20 February 2014

    The 30 labour officials examined recent changes to labour laws in Bangladesh, which will promote workers’ rights, and facilitate the registration of new trade unions.

  7. Youth employment

    ILO promotes South-South cooperation on youth employment in the Arab region

    14 February 2014

    The first ever-regional South-South Development Expo for the Arab States in Doha, Qatar (18-20 February) provides a platform to exchange successful experiences in the fight against youth unemployment in the Global South.

  8. Press release

    ILO: More decisive actions needed in Qatar

    13 February 2014

    ILO Deputy Director-General Gilbert Houngbo participated in a European Parliament hearing on sports and human rights in Qatar following recent allegations concerning unacceptable working and living conditions and human rights violations affecting migrant workers involved in the preparations of the 2022 World Cup.

  9. © K. Jaafar / Al-Watan Doha /AFP 2014

    Workers’ rights

    ILO: Qatar’s workers’ charter took only some ILO recommendations

    11 February 2014

  10. Press release

    ILO welcomes the upgrading of the Bangladesh Labour Inspectorate

    09 February 2014

    The ILO welcomes the decision of the Government of Bangladesh to upgrade the Chief Inspector of Factories and Establishments office to a ‘Department’. With this upgrade, the number of labour and factory inspectors will increase to a total of 575 from the current 183 positions.