The polarization of the workforce and the decline of the permanent employment contract are two of the rising trends that could destabilize the world of work, explains Roy Chacko, ILO Senior Advisor at the ILO Bureau for Employers' Activities.
“Too many people with disabilities are denied the dignity of work. It’s a waste of potential that comes at a cost of between 3 and 7 per cent of GDP,” says ILO Director-General. “We need to break barriers and open doors for an inclusive society for all.”
The National Social Security Committee has unveiled a proposed social security scheme covering pensions, as well as maternity and employment injury benefits. The scheme - to be financed by both employers and workers - was produced with support from the ILO.
Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines early on November 8, leaving more than 5,000 dead and affecting the lives of more than 14 million people. But as ILO Country Director Lawrence Jeff Johnson explains, amid the rubble and debris there are signs of recovery. Haiyan may have caused a lot of pain and suffering, but it has not destroyed the Filipino spirit.