Videos

  1. H&M IN CAMBODIA

    17 May 2004

    In Cambodia, a company supplying garments for big name brands such as H&M has shown that improving working conditions can increase productivity. Globalisation means that factories have to respond fast to the demands of the fashion business, but as ILO TV reports, in labour relations, Archid garments is setting the trend.

  2. BANGLADESH GARMENT WORKERS: A CUT ABOVE THE REST

    22 April 2004

    Millions of women in developing countries work in the garment industry, sewing clothes which are exported the world over. But the better paid jobs are often the preserve of men. The International Labour Organization promotes rights in the workplace and an end to sex discrimination. ILO TV now reports from a factory in Bangladesh where women are proving they, too, can be a cut above the rest.

  3. NEW FORMULAS FOR CHEMICAL SAFETY

    08 April 2004

    This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the Bhopal chemicals plant disaster, following which some 20,000 people died. The International Labour Organization estimates that of the two million work-related fatalities each year, nearly a quarter (439,999) are caused by chemicals. Today, World Day for Safety and Health at Work (April 28), ILO TV reports on how the Bhopal disaster has led to measures to promote safety in the workplace.

  4. CROATIA: PLAYING TO LOCAL STRENGTHS

    03 February 2004

    While countries struggle to come to terms with globalization, there’s a need for development strategies to help boost the economy and create jobs. As ILO TV now reports from Croatia, there’s a growing consensus that traditional, top-down development policies have failed to deliver, and there’s increasing interest in local economic development.

  5. HERO SUPERMARKET/INDONESIA

    26 January 2004

    Indonesia recently held its first direct presidential elections, but having a say in their own future extends to the workplace as well.

  6. A FAIR GLOBALIZATION

    09 January 2004

    A groundbreaking report about the causes and consequences of globalization is calling for an “urgent rethink” of current world trade policies, switching the focus to meeting people’s needs in the communities in which they live. The World Commission on the Social Dimensions of Globalization says globalization must change its course if its benefits are to be felt by everyone. ILO TV explains:

  7. Ugandan salt mining

    16 December 2003

    Fighting poverty and creating jobs is high on the agenda as African labour ministers, employers and workers meet this week in Addis Ababa for a major regional meeting of the International Labour Organization. It’s easy to see why they are concerned: half of Africa’s population, over 300 million people live in extreme poverty. Faced with no other option, the poor will do almost anything to make a living, often outside the protections of a formal workplace. But sometimes that very living threatens their lives as ILO TV reports.

  8. Waste removal in Tanzania

    11 December 2003

    Youth unemployment accounts for nearly 60 per cent of Africa's jobless population. But in Dar es Salaam, women and young people have found the road out of poverty not only littered with waste, but with opportunity. ILO TV explains…

  9. Adidas in Indonesia

    25 July 2003

    World sportswear giant Adidas has been working with the PT Dada factory in Indonesia amid concern about conditions in Asian garment factories in the face of increasing globalization. The company is working with the International Labour Organization to improve working conditions in the factory has become a model in the region of good labour-management relations. ILO TV has the details.

  10. MICROHEALTH INSURANCE IN SENEGAL

    09 July 2003

    The fishing industry in West Africa is a high-risk and accident-prone business yet until recently, few people had access to health insurance. But fishermen have taken to casting their own safety nets by creating small, community-based health schemes. And the idea has struck a chord with other groups as well. ILO TV explains.

  11. DISCRIMINATION AGAINST ROMA

    18 June 2003

    A new report on discrimination in the workplace has found that the highest unemployment rates in the whole of Europe are among the Roma people, also known as Gypsies. The report, by the International Labour Organization, says that in some countries up to 90 per cent of Roma people of working age are jobless. ILO TV has the details.

  12. SPANISH STRAWBERRIES

    04 June 2003

    For years, Moroccans supplied the cheap labour for Spain's booming harvest of fruits and vegetables found throughout the markets of Europe and North America. But a new form of discrimination is making even these low-paid jobs hard to come by. ILO TV reports.

  13. UKRAINIAN HEALTH WORKERS

    29 May 2003

    New studies into health services in the former Soviet republic of Ukraine paint an alarming picture of dropping life expectancy and a rise in infectious diseases, including TB and Aids. Universal health care for all workers is no longer an option with an economy in transition and high unemployment. The International Labour Organisation and the union federation, Public Services International, found that health workers are struggling to survive on their wages and -- with the SARS virus -- there’s a new fear, as ILO TV now reports from Kiev.

  14. DISABILITY IN UKRAINE

    12 April 2003

    A new study from the International Labour Office finds discrimination in the workplace is rampant and that new forms are emerging. In Eastern Europe, unemployment rates are particularly high for the disabled and are a particular cause for concern, as ILO TV reports.

  15. Danger: Children working – Guatemala fireworks industry

    20 March 2003

    More than 80 million children worldwide are employed in dangerous work, International Labour Organization figures show. In Guatemala, many work in the fireworks industry, but as ILO TV now reports, the challenge is to find poor families alternative sources of income.

  16. CHILD SOLDIERS

    13 February 2003

    An international conference in Washington this week (May 7-8) organized by the US Department of Labour will highlight the plight of child soldiers. More than 300 000 youngsters under 18 are fighting in conflicts all around the world. A report from the International Labour Organization, or ILO, looks at some of the roots of the problem and measures needed to help former combatants return to normal life.

  17. Real Madrid Campaign Against Child Labour

    16 December 2002

    Superstars of the soccer world teamed up with the International Labour Organization in a campaign to fight child labour. The Galacticos, as the top players are known, joined with the ILO and the football association, FIFA, to give child labour the red card, used to send a player off the pitch.

  18. VIOLENCE IN COLOMBIA

    12 December 2002

    Trade unionists in Colombia have become the targets of political violence which has contributed to giving the country one of the highest murder rates in the world. ILO TV reports on a day in the life of a workers’ representative and on how the International Labour Organization is working with unions and the governments to promote conflict resolution.

  19. Naya Prayas Proyect in India

    26 September 2002

    246 million children work worldwide, half of which live and work in Asia and the Pacific. Poor children are the victims of what their parents might consider to be fate. Ending child labour not only means education for the children, but also for the parents. ILO televison reports from the slums of Delhi.

  20. AIDS orphans in Kenya

    20 September 2002

    The International Labour Organization says 41 per cent of Kenya’s children aged 10 to 14 work child labourers. The government is trying to get them back to school, but HIV/AIDS is putting increasing pressure on children to be breadwinners. ILO TV has this report.