International Labour Conference
21 June 2019
After many years of negotiations, the ILO adopted a convention and recommendation on violence and harassment in the world of work. How can workers take advantage from these two instruments? Marie Clarke Walker, Worker Vice-Chairperson of the Committee on Violence and Harassment shares her views...
ILO Convention 189
15 June 2018
As the international community discussed a possible convention or recommendation on violence and harassment in the world of work, domestic workers can play a leadership role in this fight. ILO Convention 189 concerning Decent Work for Domestic Workers, adopted on June 16th 2011, has given them a key platform in this respect, recognizing millions of domestic workers around the world as workers, and giving them a voice to advocate for their rights and the rights of all workers.
Video from the 107th International Labour Conference
28 May 2018
The annual International Labour Conference got under way in Geneva today. Opening the conference, Samir Murad, Minister of Labour of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and ILO Director-General Guy Ryder called for strong action to end violence and harassment at the workplace. Over 5000 delegates from Governments, workers and employers from the 187 ILO Member States are due to negotiate the adoption of a possible Convention or Recommendation on violence and harassment at work.
11 May 2017
This video presents the story of a garment company struggling with quality issues, not realising that discrimination and sexual harassment in the enterprise, and domestic violence on employees committed outside of the workplace, are having a devastating impact on employee morale and productivity, as well as endangering their health.
105th International Labour Conference
06 June 2016
Delegates at the 105th International Labour Conference voted to approve an amendment to the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 to include guidance on preventing bullying and harassment among seafarers. The ILO's Pete Forster talks to the guidance's creators.
International Women's Day
08 March 2013
Violence in the world of work is deeply injurious to women and men, and there are obvious consequences for their families and societies, said ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder speaking at the International Women's Day event at the ILO. Mr Ryder stressed how putting an end to gender-based violence at work is integral to the promotion of decent work. Ms Janes Hodges, Director of the Bureau for Gender Equality of the ILO moderated the event; Ms Sarah Fox, Legal Counsel, American Federation of Labour and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) and Ms Brenda Cuthbert of the Jamaica Employers' Federation (JEF) participated in the panel debate, while Dr Charlotte Harland Scott of the Republic of Zambia delivered the keynote address.