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The latest news on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the world of work and the responses of governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations.

November 2020

  1. © Marcin Jozwiak 2021

    Work-life balance

    Working mothers squeezed out of labour force by COVID-19

    30 November 2020

    Families are making tough decisions about who keeps their paid job and who quits to provide the unpaid care needed at home during the COVID-19 crisis. Mainly it is women who are sacrificing their careers.

  2. Media advisory

    ILO to release new report on global wages and COVID-19

    27 November 2020

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    COVID-19: Supporting enterprises, jobs and incomes

    Cash flow the biggest problem facing business during COVID-19 crisis

    27 November 2020

    Micro and small enterprises worst affected by COVID-19 pandemic, says a survey of 4,500 enterprises in 45 countries.

  4. Our impact, their voices

    Paving their ways to online business: Story of two entrepreneurs with disabilities

    26 November 2020

    Two entrepreneurs with disabilities participated in ILO online shopping business administration and training became more confident in transitioning to online business. These are their stories.

  5. News

    COVID-19: EU and ILO join forces to improve labour governance and working conditions in Iraq

    23 November 2020

    A new project will address a number of labour market challenges imposed by the pandemic, and meet some of the longer-term decent work priorities of Iraq.

  6. G20 Leaders’ Summit

    ILO welcomes G20 continued commitment to safeguard livelihoods

    22 November 2020

    ILO Director-General says job protection and creation, social protection and social dialogue are essential to minimize the long-term damage from the COVID-19 pandemic.

  7. Video

    Backstage at the virtual ILO Governing Body

    20 November 2020

    The ILO’s first virtual Governing Body meeting wrapped up its 340th session on 14 November. Take a look behind the scenes at how this historic meeting was put together.

  8. Garment sector in Asia and the Pacific

    Women hit hard by COVID-19 impact on garment sector

    20 November 2020

    A new brief highlights COVID-19 impacts on women and men workers in the garment sector and recommendations for a gender-responsive recovery.

  9. Our impact, their voices

    Building hopes and making dreams come true in the midst of pandemic

    19 November 2020

    As COVID-19 reshapes the world of work, ILO is helping vulnerable people in Indonesia to stay competitive and improve their livelihoods.

  10. COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    How Sustainable Enterprises can be part of the Post COVID-19 Response

    19 November 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound and devastating impact on micro, small, and medium enterprises. To re-build economies that are more resilient and create productive, decent employment, policymakers will have to put in place reforms that are especially conducive for MSMEs.

  11. GB roundup

    A look back at the 340th session of the ILO Governing Body

    17 November 2020

    The November 2020 session of the ILO Governing Body ended on 14 November. ILO News discussed the highlights with Juan Llobera, Clerk of the Governing Body.

  12. Video

    COVID-19: How to end violence and harassment in the world of work?

    12 November 2020

    Some of the necessary emergency measures adopted to suppress the transmission of covid-19 have exposed and exacerbated various forms of violence and harassment in the world of work. How can unions eradicate violence and harassment in the workplace during and after the COVID-19 pandemic? Here's a video to get you started...

  13. COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    Fundamental rights for a better future of work

    12 November 2020

    Core work-related rights and principles can play a vital role in recovery from the COVID-19 crisis and help build a better, more equitable, world of work, says a new ILO report.

  14. Podcast series: Global challenges – Global solutions

    How Nature-based Solutions can power a green jobs recovery

    12 November 2020

    This podcast is based on the new, ground-breaking report by the ILO and the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) that urges policymakers to urgently explore the potential of Nature-based Solution and seek to integrate them in their crises responses.

  15. ILO/ECLAC joint report

    Slow COVID-19 labour market recovery expected in Latin America and the Caribbean

    10 November 2020

    The pandemic has led to the biggest contraction in the region in the last 100 years, with 47 million jobs lost across the region in the second quarter of 2020.