“Trade unions need to strategize to reach youth, and vulnerable workers”
13 November 2018
Amarjeet Kaur, General secretary, All India Trade Union Congress speaks with the ILO on the role of unions in today’s changing times, and what must be done more to strengthen workers’ rights.
"How my job helped me get through the fight against TB"
23 March 2018
Tuberculosis (TB), one of the world's leading causes of illness and death, often strikes people in their prime working years. Workplaces have a critical role to play in its prevention, treatment and care.
Time’s Up: Why we must champion equality for women in the world of work
07 March 2018
The #MeToo campaign broke the silence around violence against women. Equally important now is to talk about women having an equal stake in the world of work. Aya Matsuura, Gender specialist at the ILO, summarizes key takeaways from the conference on ‘Women and Future of Work in Asia and the Pacific’ – highlighting trends on women in employment, need for attitudinal shifts and policy reforms.
Quality not quantity – it’s time to re-think overseas employment
18 December 2017
The occasion of International Migrants Day is an opportunity to reflect on the significant changes seen in the governance of international labour migration in India in 2017.
Should developing countries fear the impact of automation on jobs?
21 November 2017
Sher Verick, Deputy Director, ILO Decent Work Team for South Asia and Country Office for India, talks about how fears of technology-induced unemployment have penetrated media headlines and policy discourse in both advanced and developing countries.
How SIYB helps new entrepreneurs start their business and find a career path
01 November 2017
Chandramauli Pathak, Isac Singh and Archana Kumari, trainers of the ILO Start and Improve your Business (SIYB) programme, talk about why entrepreneurship training matters, challenges in starting a business, and why attitudes towards entrepreneurship must change to create a conducive business environment.
‘Barefoot engineering’: How to boost rural development and local youth employment
20 September 2017
Shortage of engineers in rural areas has been affecting the quality and effective service delivery of the infrastructure works launched under MGNREGA in India. A training programme, set up by the Ministry of Rural Development with technical assistance of the ILO, addresses the skills gap while providing decent jobs to thousands of discouraged youth and promoting sustainable development in rural areas.
Scoring a point: How to boost productivity and encourage employee morale
15 August 2017
Indian enterprises, near Mumbai, got trained on Workplace Cooperation module of ILO SCORE programme. They’ve recorded better productivity and enhanced manager-employee relationship.
Fostering Decent Work in Enterprises
27 June 2017
An estimated 42 million people in India work in the Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises. ILO’s unique programmes focus on promoting people-centric and environment-friendly enterprise development.
A landmark step —India ratifies ILO conventions on child labour
13 June 2017
With the ratification of ILO Conventions No. 138 and 182 – India now has ratified six out of eight ILO fundamental conventions. Comment by Ms Panudda Boonpala, Director of the ILO Country office in India.