What's new

  1. A network and online platform of labour law

    Introducing CEELex, the labour legislation database for Central and Eastern Europe

    07 April 2020

    The ILO recently launched CEELex which is the only searchable, English-language online database offering information on the national labour laws in Central and Eastern Europe. Established in 2015 to respond to an increasing demand of policy makers for technical advice on labour legislation, CEELex has recently gone public to reach a wider audience. The topics covered by the new online platform range from collective bargaining to working conditions (i.e. minimum wage, working hours), termination of employment contracts, labour dispute resolution, and non-standard forms of employment.

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    Youth employment

    Making Dual VET work: Lessons learnt from Montenegro

    06 April 2020

    What is the most effective way to learn a new skill? Most people will say “through practice”. It is well-known that increasing the share of company-based learning in Vocational Education and Training (VET) yields much learning effects than school-based training only. A recent evaluation of Dual VET in Montenegro by ILO and the European Training Foundation (ETF) showed promising results. Almost 60% of dual TVET students found a work after graduation while the placement rate under the traditional school based system is around an estimated 30%.

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    COVID-19 response

    ILO sets up Task Team in North Macedonia to inform Government response to COVID-19 crisis

    03 April 2020

    The ILO established a Task Team of employment and labour law specialists to come up with answers and solutions to world of work problems triggered by the coronavirus pandemic in North Macedonia. The multidisciplinary team is led by ILO and includes national experts and representatives of the government, employers’ and workers’ organizations in the Economic and Social Council.

  4. News

    2020 Report of the ILO Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations is Released and Available in Turkish

    31 March 2020

    Report reflects technical and legislative analysis of the member states with focusing application of international labour standards at the country level with specific reference to observations provided by the constituents. Turkey has been assessed by the Committee with reference to 13 ILO Conventions which are of critical importance in terms of promoting core labour rights including right to organise, right to collective bargaining and strike, non-discrimination and gender equality and occupational health and safety.

  5. News

    Activities on Ending Child Labour in Seasonal Agriculture Organized in İstanbul and Şanlıurfa

    31 March 2020

    Within the framework of “An Integrated Model for the Elimination of Worst Forms of Child Labour in Seasonal Agriculture in Hazelnut Harvesting in Turkey Project”* jointly implemented by International Labour Organization and the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Services, Cross-sectoral Platform Meeting and training activity for women took place in January-March 2020.

  6. Fighting undeclared work

    Information campaign of Ukrainian labour inspectors brings 123,000 workers into formal employment in one month

    25 March 2020

    Labour inspectors from the State Labour Service of Ukraine visited more than 184,000 employers in the trade, hotel and restaurant sector between 21 and 30 January, 2020, to inform them about the risks of undeclared work. The news about these visits spread very quickly and triggered the registration of 123,000 workers representing a 26% increase compared to the previous year

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    ILO’s Statement on Protection of Safety and Health of Workers during COVID-19 Pandemic

    24 March 2020

    ILO Office for Turkey released a statement on recommendations and measures to minimise the potential impact of COVID-19 on occupational safety and health.

  8. News

    Launching of a new incentive programme backed by the SSI and ILO

    23 March 2020

    Syrian and Turkish employees in formal jobs will be rewarded by an extended incentive programme for their employers: KIGEP continues with a new stage.

  9. News

    ILO publishes infographics on the labour market situation of Syrian workers in Turkey

    23 March 2020

    Based on data from the TURKSTAT Household Labour Force Survey from 2017, the infographics present numbers and characteristics of the Syrian labour force in Turkey.

  10. News

    For more formal employees, coordination intensifies with SSI

    17 March 2020

    The Transition to Formal Employment Programme-Kayıtlı İstihdama Geçiş Programı (KİGEP), one of the flagship programmes of the ILO Office for Turkey, implemented by the Social Security Institution (SSI), gained momentum recently with information meetings for employers across various cities of Turkey as well as orientation meeting for all provinces participating, held in İzmir