All ILO Newsroom content

June 2003

  1. Video

    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.

  2. Publication

    In today's world, journalists face greater dangers

    01 June 2003

    Embedded, but not immune: along with today’s faster pace of war and conflict, comes faster news - and sometimes, faster injury and death. Lee Woodyear, a former Human Rights Officer for the International Federation of Journalists and a freelance journalist, examines how bringing today’s news into living rooms and computer screens gets ever more dangerous, and what some organizations are doing about it

  3. Publication

    ILO: Work hazards kill millions, cost billions

    01 June 2003

    Workers, employers and governments are marking the World Day for Safety and Health at Work. In a new report, the ILO says the annual cost to the global economy is a staggering 1.25 thousand billion (trillion). This report outlines the occupational safety and health crisis and explains how it can be dealt with.

  4. Publication

    IT outsourcing goes global

    01 June 2003

    Many information technology jobs have been shifted to lower-cost countries, and may soon migrate onwards to regions offering even cheaper labour. Journalist Andrew Bibby examines how, for the first time, white-collar staff are among those affected by job exports

  5. Publication

    ILO: Workplace discrimination, a picture of hope and concern

    01 June 2003

    A new ILO report on discrimination at work - the most comprehensive to date - says workplace discrimination remains a persistent global problem, with new, more subtle forms emerging. While significant progress in combatting inequalities at the workplace is cause for hope, the report says new forms of discrimination are cause for growing concern.

  6. Publication

    World Day Agaisnt child Labour 2003

    01 June 2003

    Child trafficking is one of the worst forms of child labour. Affecting 1.2 million children worldwide, child trafficking is the movement of children from place to place - through force, coercion or deception - into situations involving their economic and sexual exploitation. It is a crime under international law. Worldwide, the World Day Against Child Labour is bringing new attention to the campaign against child trafficking

  7. Publication

    ILO: Travel woes: tourism and travel jobs suffer new decline

    01 June 2003

    Since January of 2002, when the ILO first reported major job losses in the travel and tourism sector due to post-September 11 economic woes and security concerns, the sector is facing new problems. The recent outbreak of SARS has further cut into the sector, axing more jobs. ILO analyst Dirk Belau answers questions about the problems facing the sector.

May 2003

  1. Video

    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.

  2. Video

    The vital link : [computer file] video on cd-rom / International Labour Office, Sectoral Activities, MARIT Team.

    29 May 2003

    Presents an account of the sometimes difficult living and working conditions of seafarers under the background of ILO's Maritime Conventions. Includes statements from shipowners, workers federations and others.

  3. Article

    ILO: Travel woes: tourism and travel jobs suffer new decline

    23 May 2003

    Since January of 2002, when the ILO first reported major job losses in the travel and tourism sector due to post-September 11 economic woes and security concerns, the sector  is facing new problems. The recent outbreak of SARS has further cut into the sector, axing more jobs. ILO analyst Dirk Belau answers questions about the problems facing the sector.