News and articles

2022

  1. At land or sea, decent work is a right for all

    01 May 2022

    An ‘out of sight, out of mind’ attitude prevails all too often when it comes to the labour rights of workers employed in South East Asia’s fishing and seafood processing sectors. On International Workers' Day, Mi Zhou and Benjamin Harkins argue that it’s time for change.

  2. ILO Myanmar highlights on SAFEDAY the importance of safe and healthy workplaces in building resilience to crises

    28 April 2022

    28th April is the World Day for Safety and Health at Work (SafeDay). This year’s campaign focuses on how OSH management can build resilience in workplaces to respond to crises, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, and highlights the important role of workers and employers to implement change.

  3. ILO Governing Body agrees Myanmar Commission of Inquiry

    25 March 2022

    Decisions on Venezuela and Bangladesh were also taken at the 344th meeting of the International Labour Organization’s Governing Body.

  4. What moves the needle on gender equality in the garment sector?

    21 March 2022

    Dialogue, men’s involvement, good legislation and time. A new report from ILO identifies these and other ingredients of successful actions to eliminate gender inequality in Asia’s garment sector.

  5. Producing actuarial analysis with limited data – ten lessons from Myanmar

    21 February 2022

    As part of ILO’s efforts to strengthen social security, the SP&PFM-Myanmar project work included a range of analysis including (1) undertaking an actuarial analysis and costing of the proposed unemployment insurance scheme set out in the 2012 Myanmar Social Security law (2) producing and delivering a spreadsheet model which simulated the impact of the dual crisis of Covid19 and the Military coup on the finances of social security schemes as well as on different future crisis scenarios (3) an analysis of current investment management, strategy, and governance, and (4) reviewing how Social Security schemes have been impacted by the crisis in Myanmar and recommendations to improve their shock responsiveness.

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    ILO estimates reveal 1.6 million jobs lost in Myanmar in 2021

    28 January 2022

    Military takeover hammers labour market already weakened by impact of COVID-19, women workers hit hardest.

  7. Renewed attention to health and safety risks and quality assurance procedures during the ongoing Covid-19 crisis leads to profitable business processes and enhanced workplace cooperation.

    28 January 2022

    ILO SCORE Training’s focus on continuous improvement sets a Tunisian manufacturing company on a path to improved safety and sanitation protocols, upgraded production systems and practices, and most importantly well-established worker-manager communication in its factory.

  8. Focusing on workplace cooperation and continuous improvement leads to enhanced productivity gains, worker-manager communication and safety and health measures.

    28 January 2022

    Thanks to ILO SCORE Training’s emphasis on workplace cooperation and continuous improvement, a leading manufacturing company in China adopted new strategies to actively engage workers and managers to improve workplace communication, upgrade production areas and implement safety standards across factory floors.

2021

  1. Adopting new management practices and safety systems leads to improved productivity, food safety and worker motivation

    01 December 2021

    A well-established and growing dairy company in Myanmar took advantage of ILO SCORE Training to modernize its production and management systems, increase product quality and safety to catch up with customer needs, and improve worker engagement.

  2. Relief provided to 4,500 return migrant workers in Lao People’s Democratic Republic

    07 September 2021

    The Lao Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare will distribute urgently needed food, hygiene items and information about local employment opportunities to returning migrant workers at quarantine centres, with the support of the International Labour Organization, European Union and Australian Government.