This is a list of official ILO press releases issued by the ILO office in Jakarta and Timor-Leste. Some are available in multiple languages, indicated on the top of each release. The most recent release is at the top.
08 August 2017
As an effort to document the lives and the struggle of Indonesian domestic workers to be recognized as workers, the International Labour Organization (ILO), in collaboration with JALA PRT and the Jakarta’s Independent Journalist Alliance (AJI Jakarta) is going to launch a book titled “We Will Not Be Silent: 31 Stories of Domestic Workers Behind the Domestic Walls” on Thursday, 10 August 2017, at Wisma Antara, Jakarta.
Launch of skills training initiative for domestic workers: Improving domestic workers’ job quality and standards
04 August 2017
Many domestic workers endure very poor working conditions, many are underpaid, have no social security coverage, work long hours, in difficult and not always in safe conditions. Some are even vulnerable to the threat of trafficking, sexual, physical and psychological abuse.
25 July 2017
Students could act as agents of change for their countries. Their efforts need to be supported with suitable activities such as dialogues, discussions and knowledge sharing events.
17 July 2017
On July 17, the Government, through the Secretary of State for Vocational Training and Employment Policy (SEPFOPE), with the support of the Office of the Minister of State, Economic Affairs Coordinator (MECAE) and the International Labour Organization (ILO), launched the "National Employment Strategy" (NES) program for the period 2017-2030, which took place in the Suai Room, Timor Plaza, Dili.
22 June 2017
Indonesian policy makers, representing relevant ministries, key labour actors and organizations including business development services, have formulated joint intervention programmes to promote better market access and to enhance the application of the information technology as critical steps to develop more coordinated policies and to improve small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Indonesia.
14 June 2017
For more than seven years, Marni Siti* (name has been changed), 22 years old, was kept as prisoner in the home of her employer who regularly violently abused and deprived her of food, sleep and payment for long hours of grueling work. She finally managed to flee. With bruises and swelling all over her body, she went to the police and reported her abusive employers last February 2016.
13 June 2017
Around the globe, small-sized and medium-sized enterprises are the main providers of employment. In Indonesia, similarly SMEs are one of the economic pillars of the country. In 2012, SMEs have contributed 57.4 per cent to the Gross National Product and also play a great role in tackling unemployment by employing 107.6 million of workers (data from the Ministry of Cooperative and SMEs).
12 June 2017
Indonesia, an important actor of international maritime trade, is the 83rd Member State of the ILO that ratifies this convention.
26 May 2017
The ILO through its Promoting Decent Work for Domestic Workers (PROMOTE) Project has been promoting decent work for domestic workers and the elimination of child domestic labour through skills training programme and standardized certification as well as the application of employment contract.
10 May 2017
Fishing is one of the most challenging, hazardous and high risk occupations. Difficult working and living conditions on board fishing vessels are common in fishing regardless the type of fishing operation or where it is taking place. Compared to those working in other economic sectors, many fishers are only poorly protected by national labour or maritime law.