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Labour standards

International labour standards have grown into a comprehensive system of instruments on work and social policy, backed by a supervisory system designed to address all sorts of problems in their application at the national level.  more

What's new

  1. © EU Naval Force 2018

    Maritime Labour Convention

    Seafarers to continue receiving wages if held by pirates

    10 May 2018

    The Special Tripartite Committee approved amendments of the Maritime Labour Convention providing for seafarers to continue to be paid if held captive as a result of piracy or armed robbery against ships.

  2. Committee on Freedom of Association

    Compilation of decisions of the Committee on Freedom of Association is now available on line

    27 April 2018

  3. GB roundup

    ILO Governing Body wraps up its 332nd session

    26 March 2018

    The March 2018 session of the ILO Governing Body ended on 22 March. ILO News discussed the highlights with Juan Llobera, Clerk of the Governing Body.

  4. General Survey

    General Survey concerning working-time instruments - Ensuring decent working time for the future

    23 February 2018

    The Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations has just published its annual General Survey on member States' national law and practice concerning working-time.

  5. International labour standards

    ILO publishes annual report on the application of standards

    06 February 2018

    The Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations, whose work constitutes the cornerstone of the ILO's supervisory system on international labour standards, has just published its annual report.

  6. Domestic work

    Convention No. 189 on domestic workers ratified by Brazil

    01 February 2018

    Brazil promotes decent work for an estimated 7 million domestic workers.

  7. Seafarers' Identity Documents Convention

    Myanmar strengthens efforts to protect seafarers’ rights

    17 January 2018

    Myanmar becomes the 35th ILO member State to ratify Convention C185.

  8. Publication

    Guide to international labour standards and rights at work concerning young people

    14 December 2017

  9. Fishing Labour Convention

    ILO Work in Fishing Convention No.188 (2007) enters into force

    16 November 2017

    Landmark Convention will boost global efforts to ensure decent work for the world’s 38 million workers in the fishing sector.

  10. Questions and Answers

    ILO Governing Body wraps up its 331st session

    13 November 2017

    The November session of the ILO Governing Body ended on 9 November. ILO News discussed the highlights with Juan Llobera, Clerk of the Governing Body.