Over 14 million people have had their lives turned upside down because of Typhoon Haiyan. More than 5 million workers have got their livelihoods lost or disrupted. ILO teams are on the ground creating emergency employment and helping stricken communities build back better.
Press release2 April 2014
The ILO, IOM and the EU convene Asian recruitment agencies in Manila to discuss ways to improve migration governance systems, ethical recruitment and the professionalization of the industry.
Truck driver Ronaldo Payda believes breastfeeding rights are a man's business too. He took up the cause after he and his wife saw the effects on their new baby.
The Japanese Government is to fund a US$3,000,000 project to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) rebuild their livelihoods.
The training for the police officers will equip them with knowledge on the principles freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining towards respecting, protecting and fulfilling workers’ rights
The ILO, IOM and the EU convene Asian recruitment agencies in Manila to discuss ways to improve migration governance systems, ethical recruitment and the professionalization of the industry under the auspices of the 2nd Regional Conference of the Alliance of Asian Associations of Overseas Employment Service Providers (AAA-OESP).
The training for the armed forces and military officials will equip them with knowledge on the principles freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining towards respecting, protecting and fulfilling workers’ rights.
The Philippine government has committed to restore electricity in all Typhoon Bopha (Pablo) affected areas within 45 days. The ILO supports this by applying a labour intensive approach and engaging workers for power restoration of five affected communities.
The Philippines is joining the “Red Card to Child Labour” global campaign to end child labour. The Red Card campaign was announced at the closing of the third Global Child Labour Conference in Brasilia last week, and has already gained the support of Hollywood stars as well as artists and athletes from the around the world.
Hollywood artists and international athletes support the ILO's Red Card campaign. Athletes from the US to the Philippines have also joined.
Jobs are the top priority for many of those whose livelihoods were shattered by Super Typhoon Haiyan. The situation is particularly challenging for women who lost their husbands and became head of household overnight.
Millions of workers have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan’s devastation, many of whom were in a vulnerable situation in the first place. The ILO has been responding by providing emergency employment programmes to help restore sustainable livelihoods. Several workers talked to ILO News on how they are trying to rebuild their lives.
The coming into force of the Maritime Labour Convention on 20 August 2013 has particular resonance in the Philippines – the world’s leading supplier of seafarers. As a result, Filipino seafarers will see huge improvements to their working conditions on board ships.
In May 2004, the World Health Assembly (WHA) petitioned the World Health Organization (WHO)to develop-in consultation with its Member States and all relevant partners - a code of practice on the international recruitment of health personnel as a global framework for dialogue and cooperation on matters concerning health personnel migration and health systems strengthening.
The ILO in partnership with other UN agencies, takes extra effort to support exclusive and continued breastfeeding in the workplace. A joint programme is deemed essential to promote an enabling environment and encourage women workers and nursing mothers to practice exclusive breastfeeding in the formal and informal workplace.
Migration trends have shown that skilled nurses and other health professionals while vital, are also globally scarce.