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New ILO reportOctober 22, 2014
Maternity protection and work-family measures can generate positive outcomes for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME's), says ILO Specialist Laura Addati. A new ILO report reviews the key international literature on the outcomes of maternity protection in SME's. It also addresses the questions on how, to what extent and under what conditions maternity protection can generate positive outcomes for enterprises as well as broader society, considering implications for policy and practice.
Forced Labor20 May 2014
A project targeting forced labor was officially launched at the Superior Court of Labor of Brazil in Brasilia, Brazil.
The overall purpose of the project is to strengthen efforts to combat forced labor in Brazil, and to disseminate and share good practices learned in Brazil with Peru through horizontal cooperation mechanisms.
The U.S. Ambassador to the Federative Republic of Brazil, Liliana Ayalde, along with the Minister of the Labor Supreme Court, Antonio José de Barros Levenhagen, the Minister of the Special Human Rights Bureau, Ideli Salvatti, and ILO Brazil Country Director, Laís Abramo were among those making presentations and remarks at the launch.
The project aims to put into practice the new Labor Code and Trade Union to ensure that, by 2016, Viet Nam’s minimum wage system is reformed and industrial relations institutions and mechanisms for collective bargaining and social dialogue have been perfected and capacity of all stakeholders are strengthened to bring the regulations and practices into closer compliance with international labor standards.
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