News

May 2021

  1. © Michel Curi 2021

    Long working hours can increase deaths from heart disease and stroke, say ILO and WHO

    17 May 2021

    The number of people working long hours globally has increased over time, to an estimated 479 million workers, or nine per cent of the global population.

  2. 109th International Labour Conference to be held virtually, opening in May

    17 May 2021

    The 109th Session of the International Labour Conference will, for the first time in its history, be held virtually, reflecting changes imposed by the COVID-19 crisis.

  3. CAOBISCO and ILO extend cooperation in combating child labour in seasonal hazelnut harvesting in Turkey

    10 May 2021

  4. The City of Konya is looking for entrepreneurs of 2021!

    05 May 2021

    A not to be missed opportunity for those who wish to realize own business ideas or expand own existing business. Apply for the “Entrepreneur Camp 2021 Programme” and make your dreams come true.

  5. Training for All in the Pandemic Times

    05 May 2021

    The ILO Office for Turkey continues to work at full-speed in the pandemic times to build the capacities of public employees in charge of labour market administration and migrant employment, and of trade unions

April 2021

  1. © KB Mpofu / ILO 2021

    ILO calls for resilient occupational safety and health systems for future emergencies

    28 April 2021

    Better national occupational safety and health policies, institutional and regulatory frameworks, that are also integrated into crisis response, are needed, says the International Labour Organization.

  2. World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has led governments, employers, workers and the general population to face unprecedented challenges in relation to the virus and the many effects it has had on the world of work. The World Day for Safety and Health at Work will focus on strategies to strengthen national occupational safety and health (OSH) systems to build resilience, in order to face crises now and in the future, drawing on lessons learned and experiences from the world of work.

  3. ILO Governing Body: “Closure of Trade Unions and Dismissal of Workers Violate ILO Conventions”

    27 April 2021

    Having adopted the reports of the committees that reviewed the representation of Aksiyon-Is, ILO Governing Body requested that “a full, independent and impartial review be made with regard to all those workers who suffered from reprisals and retaliatory acts for their membership in the dissolved unions”

  4. Protect the mental health of health and care workers in the COVID-19 pandemic

    07 April 2021

    Health and care workers have been at the forefront of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic for more than a year. It has resulted in heavier workloads and longer working hours, with insufficient time for rest and recuperation while continuously being exposed to the risk of infection. In addition, many face violence, harassment and stigmatization as they try to do their jobs. All this is taking a toll on health workers’ mental health and wellbeing.

  5. Protect the mental health of health and care workers in the COVID-19 pandemic

    07 April 2021

    Health and care workers have been at the forefront of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic for more than a year. It has resulted in heavier workloads and longer working hours, with insufficient time for rest and recuperation while continuously being exposed to the risk of infection. In addition, many face violence, harassment and stigmatization as they try to do their jobs. All this is taking a toll on health workers’ mental health and wellbeing.