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July 2012

  1. News

    France Telecom: ILO turns the spotlight on stress at work

    06 July 2012

    The decision by French authorities to place the former head of France Telecom under judicial investigation for his alleged role in a wave of staff suicides which prosecutors say amounted to psychological harassment spotlights an issue that is seldom discussed but has huge implications for the health of workers: stress.

  2. Event

    Workshop on gender equality for development effectiveness

    The ILO’s International Training Centre is launching a new course on gender equality for development effectiveness from 3 until 7 September in Turin.

  3. Event

    Launch of new forced labour estimate for the EU-27

    The ILO launches on 10 July 2012 its new estimate of forced labour in the EU-27. The ILO estimate covers thousands of cases of forced labour and human trafficking reported over the period 2002-2011.

June 2012

  1. News

    ILO Director-General Elect Guy Ryder at the European Parliament Employment Committee

    30 June 2012

    Guy Ryder, recently elected as Director-General of the ILO, had an exchange on 21 June 2012 with the European Parliament Employment and Social Affairs Committee. He addressed the future and challenges ahead of the ILO, the important role of the EU in addressing the employment and social dimension of the global financial and economic crisis and the significance of ILO-EU cooperation.

  2. News

    European public sector under threat

    28 June 2012

    A new ILO study shows budget deficits have led to significant cuts in European public sector expenditure, employment and wages. It also discusses the key role of social dialogue under the present circumstances.

  3. News

    New ILO Recommendation on social protection floors

    19 June 2012

    The International Labour Conference adopted on 14 June 2012 the Recommendation no. 202 concerning national floors for social protection by a vote of 452 to 0, with 1 abstention. Social protection floors are nationally defined sets of basic social security guarantees which secure protection aimed at preventing or alleviating poverty, vulnerability and social exclusion. This new labour standard is also very important for EU external action.

  4. News

    International Labour Conference defines plan of action to promote fundamental principles and rights at work

    19 June 2012

    The International Labour Conference 2012 has undertaken a recurrent discussion on fundamental principles and rights at work. As a result, a framework for action for the effective and universal respect, promotion and realization of fundamental principles and rights at work was adopted for the period 2012-2016.

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    International Labour Conference held a general discussion on youth employment crisis

    19 June 2012

    The International Labour Conference held a general discussion on the youth employment crisis. Delegates at the Conference called on governments, the multilateral system, the G20 and all relevant national, regional and international organizations to tackle the issue, with the ILO taking a leadership role.

  6. Event

    IDAY debate on the occasion of one year of domestic workers convention

    IDAY, a network of European and African civil society organizations committed to improving basic education in Africa, is organizing on 26 June 2012 a debate on domestic workers and education. Starting point is the documentary "The invisible workers". Various participants, including the ILO-Brussels Office, will take the floor. The Ambassador of Uruguay in Belgium will conclude the debate in his capacity as representative of the first country ratifying the Domestic Workers Convention. The debate takes place in the context of the first anniversary of this Convention.

  7. News

    12 June 2012 - World Day Against Child Labour

    08 June 2012

    12 June 2012 is World Day Against Child Labour. This year’s World Day will highlight the work that needs to be done to make the Roadmap for achieving the elimination of the worst forms of child labour by 2016,adopted by the international community, reality.