News and articles

June 2020

  1. COVID-19 Pandemic and Migrant workers: the experience from Africa...

    30 June 2020

    Migrant workers are exposed to vulnerable situations, decent work deficits and inequalities in normal times, and the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated their situations. Joel Odigie from the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa) shares the challenges faced by migrants workers in Africa and the actions taken by Unions to support them in the region.

  2. Responses to COVID-19: International Labour Standards and tripartite cooperation needed, says the ILO

    29 June 2020

    ILO tools developed over 100 years help to address effectively the global crisis of COVID-19.

  3. Launch of "An ILO for All Seasons": Interview with Kari Tapiola

    26 June 2020

    Kari Tapiola, former Deputy-Director General of the ILO presents his study "An ILO for All Seasons" to be launched on 29th June 2020.

  4. COVID-19 Pandemic and Migrant workers: the experience from Nepal...

    25 June 2020

    Migrant workers are exposed to vulnerable situations, decent work deficits and inequalities in normal times, and the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated their situations. Ramesh Badal from the General Federation of Nepalese Trade Unions (GEFONT) shares the challenges faced by migrants workers in Nepal and the actions taken by Unions to support them in the country.

  5. COVID-19 Pandemic and Migrant workers: the experience from Bahrain...

    24 June 2020

    Migrant workers are exposed to vulnerable situations, decent work deficits and inequalities in normal times, and the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated their situations. Mohamed Musaed from the General Federation of Bahrain Trade Unions (GFBTU) shares the challenges faced by migrants workers in Bahrain and the actions taken by Unions to support them in the country.

  6. Book launch: Still Work Work to be Done...

    19 June 2020

    In this book, Luc Cortebeeck explains the essential role to be played by the International Labour Organization to achieve Social Justice and Decent Work across the world. As former chairperson of the ILO Governing Body, Luc Cortebeeck shares also his expectations vis-à-vis the ILO and its constituents to build the post-coronavirus world...

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    COVID 19 Pandemic: Stimulating the Economy Recovery and Jobs

    18 June 2020

    The ILO policy framework is hinged on four key pillars in tackling the COVID-19 crisis on the basis of International Labour Standards. What can trade unions do to implement the pillar on stimulating the economy and jobs?Learn more here...

  8. Covid-19 Prevention mitigation measures: Ten Action Points for Trade Unions

    10 June 2020

    Across the globe, Governments are now confronted with the major challenge of putting in place appropriate exit strategies to come out of COVID-19 pandemic.What is the role of trade unions during lockdowns, shutdowns and re-opening? Learn more here...

May 2020

  1. Recovering from the COVID-19 crisis: What policies are needed?

    29 May 2020

    For workers, what risks and opportunities has the COVID-19 crisis brought about? Catelene Passchier, Chair of the Workers’ Group of the ILO Governing Body shares her views on the policies needed to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. She also calls for more regulation of digital work and enhancement of social dialogue and tripartism to provide social justice and decent work for all.

  2. COVID-19 Pandemic: Youth and Trade unions in digital work

    26 May 2020

    Since 2000, the development of technologies has seen an increase in the number of digital work and digital labour platforms in both developing and developed countries. At the same, with the onset of Covid-19 pandemic and the numerous restrictive lockdown measures, many organizations have resorted to teleworking, which is a form of digital work.