29 January 2015
28 January 2015
Europe continues to struggle to attain real recovery, with growing inequality and unacceptably high levels of unemployment, said ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, in an address to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. Minimum wage policies, restoring collective bargaining and recommitting to the processes of social dialogue would help respond to these challenges, he said.
26 January 2015
Very few of the estimated 53 million domestic workers worldwide are covered by labour laws. In 2011, the ILO's Member States adopted the Domestic Workers' Convention (N°189) to protect their rights, promote equality of opportunity and treatment, and improve working and living conditions. So far, 17 countries have ratified this convention. Let's keep the momentum!
20 January 2015
Steven Tobin, Team Leader in the ILO's Research Department, looks at the impact of long-term unemployment in advanced economies and the job prospects for young people in developing economies, based on the ILO's flagship report: "World Employment & Social Outlook Trends 2015". (Closed Captions available)
12 January 2015
There is a growing recognition that women in senior management positions make good business sense yet just five per cent of CEOs are women. Now, companies and employers' organizations are raising awareness of the qualities women bring to leadership positions and that is changing attitudes. An international conference: "Reflecting Global Change: Women in Business and Management" organized by the ILO with the International Finance Corporation and hosted by the Confederation of British Industry is taking place April 28, 2015 in London, UK.
05 December 2014
Wage growth around the world slowed in 2013 to 2.0 per cent and has yet to catch up to the pre-crisis rates of about 3.0 per cent, according to the ILO's Global Wage Report 2014/2015. A modest wage growth was driven by some emerging economies where wages increased by 6.7 per cent in 2012 and 5.9 per cent in 2013. "By contrast, in developed economies wages are stagnated, leading to decreasing living standards and an increase of inequality, closely linked to wage inequality" said Sandra Polaski, the ILO’s Deputy Director-General for Policy.
05 December 2014
The ILO Global Wage Report 2014 warns of stalled wages in many countries and points to the labour market as a driver of inequality. Senior ILO Economist, Patrick Belser explains. (Closed captions available)
05 June 2014
Migration is one of the topics of discussion at the 103rd International Labour Conference which is being held from 28 May to 12 June 2014 in Geneva. The following is an interview with Mr. György Károly, International Secretary of National Confederation of Hungarian Trade Unions (MSZOSZ) who expresses his views on the situation of migrant workers in Hungary.He also underlines his expectations from the ILO on Migration issue.
21 January 2013
In Euronews' programme "Utalk", Sophie from Zurich asked ILO Senior Social Security specialist John Woodall how her generation will pay for the pensions of baby-boomers.
30 November 2012
The European Union and the ILO SAFEWORK programme have engaged in a joint project to improve safety and health at work in Honduras, Malawi, The Republic of Moldova, Ukraine, and Zambia. This video gives an overview of the successes reached in these countries, leading to safe and healthy, decent workplace for all.