Press releases

June 2022

  1. Decent Work in Garment Supply Chains Asia

    Asia still ‘garment factory of the world’ yet faces numerous challenges as industry evolves

    24 June 2022

    A new report from the International Labour Organization (ILO) highlights trends in employment, wages and productivity the Asian garment, footwear and textiles industry.

  2. Press release

    Pilot ‘Employment Injury Scheme’ launched by Ministry of Labour and ILO to provide income protection to victims of work-related accidents and occupational diseases

    22 June 2022

  3. Social protection

    Bangladesh government launches first employment injury scheme pilot in the garment sector

    21 June 2022

    A transformative approach towards an employment injury scheme for all.

  4. © M. Crozet / ILO/OIT 2022

    Press release

    App helps protect outdoor workers from dangers of the sun

    21 June 2022

    Skin cancer is preventable, yet despite this more than 120,000 people globally died of the disease and more than 1.5 million were diagnosed with it in 2020.

  5. Press release

    ILO social partners prioritize Social dialogue and Human-centred recovery for the joint UN action in the Pacific

    16 June 2022

    The ILO Office for Pacific Island Countries in collaboration with the UN Resident Coordinator Multi Country Offices based in Fiji, Samoa and Micronesia have held consultations with Employers and Workers’ organizations on the Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) for 2023-2027.

  6. © Kate Holt / Solidarity Center 2022

    International Domestic Workers Day

    Only six per cent of domestic workers have comprehensive social protection

    16 June 2022

    Domestic workers make an important contribution to society, providing vital care for families and households, but they remain undervalued.

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    Ship to Shore Rights South East Asia Programme

    Thai seafood processing industry agrees new steps to improve working conditions

    16 June 2022

    The Thai seafood processing sector has agreed to do more to embed good labour practices within the management and operational systems of the industry for the benefit of its workers.

  8. © SOPA / Alamy Stock Photo 2022

    New study

    The automotive industry in Portugal, challenges for the future of work

    15 June 2022

    The automotive industry in Portugal – a steadily growing contributor to employment and GDP growth – is affected by a global structural transformation of the sector. Driven by technological progress and stricter environmental regulations, the sector is pressed to change rapidly.

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    345th session of the ILO Governing Body

    ILO Governing Body demands end to Russian aggression in Ukraine

    14 June 2022

    The Governing Body of the International Labour Organization considered a number of issues, including the Russian aggression against Ukraine, the situation in Myanmar, Belarus and Venezuela, and elected new officers.

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    110th International Labour Conference

    International Labour Conference closes with “remarkable harvest of achievements”

    11 June 2022

    The Director-General told delegates that the 110th International Labour Conference had made history with its work on safety and health, apprenticeships, and labour standards, among other areas.