News and articles

2019

  1. News

    Bipartite dialogue is a key tool for managing conflicts and grievances at work

    08 October 2019, Batam Island, Indonesia

    The ILO and its social partners continue to canvass that use of bipartite social dialogue as a strong tool to resolve industrial conflicts and grievances between workers and management.

  2. Chemical safety

    Millions of workers die or fall sick globally due to chemical exposure in textiles, pesticides in agriculture, asbestos in construction, mercury in mining

    08 October 2019,

    A global framework for international chemicals and waste management, known as Beyond 2020, was discussed in Bangkok from 30 September - 4 October 2019.

  3. ILO 100

    Timor-Leste launches its first National Child Labour Survey Report and Mini Labour Force Survey Report 2016

    07 October 2019, Dili, Timor-Leste

    The Government of Timor-Leste has taken an important step in its effort to eradicate child labour in all its forms, particularly the worst forms of child labour .

  4. News

    Bipartite cooperation and dialogue lead to increased productivity and better working conditions

    03 October 2019, Bogor, West Java, Indonesia

    The ILO and its social partners continue to promote bipartite dialogue and cooperation as a win-win situation for both management and workers. Good workplace cooperation are resulted in increased productivity as shown by many Japanese companies.

  5. Child labour

    ILO encourages Malaysia to consider pathfinder role for an Alliance 8.7

    03 October 2019,

    Marking Malaysia’s World Day against Child Labour, ILO encourages Malaysia to lead at the regional and global levels as a pathfinder country in fight against child labour.

  6. Article

    What Asian countries should not miss while preparing the future of work

    03 October 2019,

    OpEd by ILO economists Sara Elder, Christian Viegelahn and Tejeshwi Nath Bhattarai, authors of 'Preparing for the future of work: National policy responses in ASEAN +6', a study of how ASEAN+6 countries are preparing their labour markets for technological, climate and demographic changes.

  7. Fair recruitment

    Benefits of new Qatar Visa Center discussed at roundtable

    02 October 2019, Manila, Philippines

    A dialogue on the new Qatar Visa Center happened in the Philippines to ensure that it will benefit jobseekers and promote fair recruitment through transparent procedures and digitally signed contracts.

  8. Press release

    ILO global business forum highlights the importance of a sustainability vision for Bangladesh’s RMG sector

    02 October 2019, Dhaka

    Future of $34 billion industry heavily linked to improved labour market governance, effective social dialogue and responsible sourcing practices.

  9. Press release

    ILO supported a consultation convened by workers organizations to highlight the precarious employment and working conditions in the construction sector

    02 October 2019, Peshawar, Pakistan

    The ILO Pakistan through its EU funded project ‘Sustaining strengthened national capacities to improve ILS compliance and reporting in relevant EU trading partners’ supported the workers organizations to high light the precarious employment and working conditions in the construction sector.

  10. News

    Southeast Asian Forum for Fishers to enhance efforts to end human trafficking and forced labour in fisheries

    30 September 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia

    The SEA Forum for Fishers (the Southeast Asian Forum to End Trafficking in Persons and Forced Labour of Fishers) agreed on recommendations calling for flag States to protect fishers and migrant fishers on vessels flying their flag, particularly on high seas.