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 release5 February 2014
Three months after Super Typhoon Haiyan hit parts of the Philippines, the ILO response programme is expanding with the support of the Governments of Norway and Japan, the International Maritime Employers’ Council and other partners.
Emergency Employment Programme
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.
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.
The establishment of Migrant Resource Centers has benefited many migrant workers. The use of these Centers are now found in many sending and receiving countries, and they take various forms.
The 6th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour is scheduled to take place on 26 and 27 November 2013 in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam. The ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour (AFML) is an open platform for review, discussion and exchange of best practices and ideas between governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations, and civil society stakeholders on key issues facing migrant workers in South-East Asia, and develop recommendations to advance the implementation of the principles of the ASEAN Declaration on Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers.
Migration trends have shown that skilled nurses and other health professionals while vital, are also globally scarce.
The Republic Act No. 10361 is a consolidation of Senate Bill No. 78 and House Bill No. 6144 was passed by the Senate and House of Representatives was approved by His Excellency Benigno S. Aquino III, President of the Philippines on 18 January 2013.
Pursuant to Republic Act No. 10361 entitled 'An Act Instituting Policies for the Protection and Welfare of Domestic Workers', the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) was issued on 9 May 2013.