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.
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.
09 May 2017
Representatives from the European Union (EU), the ILO and the Timor-Leste Government signed an agreement of € 12.2 million for a rural development project to be developed by 2021 in six municipalities in the country.
02 May 2017
Young workers should be more aware of the risks and hazards associated with their industry sector, their rights at work when it comes to occupational safety and health (OSH), and should be directly involved in solutions together with employers and the Government, in line with a vision of zero work-related injuries, diseases and deaths.
27 April 2017
To commemorate this year’s World Day for Safety and Health at Work on the 28th of April, the ILO is organizing an interactive discussion in Jakarta on safe work for youth, raising public awareness, particularly on the part of Indonesian young workers themselves. The event will include a radio talkshow on key actions that employers, government authorities, and young workers themselves can take to proactively promote a culture of prevention.
26 April 2017
The International Labour Organization (ILO) has been promoting the use of Standard Contracts for Domestic Work around the world as a concrete and practical means to providing better working conditions to domestic workers as well as recognizing their rights as workers.
24 April 2017
Young people, particularly first time job seekers, are still often neglected by existing employment strategies, policies and programmes.