Press releases

This is a list of official ILO press releases issued by the ILO Office in Pakistan. Some are available in Urdu and this is indicated on the top of each release. The most recent release is at the top.

2018

  1. Mega event to mark the World Day against Child Labour-2018

    09 July 2018

    The EU funded project ‘Sustaining strengthened national capacities to improve ILS compliance and reporting in relevant EU trading partners’ supported Employers’ Federation of Pakistan (EFP) and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Department of Labour in arranging a mega event in Peshawar on July 10, 2018 to mark the World Day against Child Labour (WDACL). The event was held under the theme ‘Generation Safe & Healthy’

  2. Businesses re-affirm their commitment to promote decent work in supply chains

    28 June 2018

    On 28th June, the 2nd Business Round Table on Promoting Decent Work and Fundamental Rights in Value Chains was convened under the aegis of Child Labour Platform . Stakeholders affirmed their commitment to promote decent work in supply chains by identifying specific measures to be taken. The event was organized under the ILO-Stora Enso Partnership that aims to eliminate child labour and promote decent work in supply chains, with a focus on Pakistan

  3. Sindh labour department completes the consultation process of drafting rules of business for implementation of labour laws

    27 June 2018

    The Government of Sindh with the technical support of ILO’s German funded project on Labour Standards in Global Supply Chains and the EU funded International Labour and Environmental Standards in Pakistan’s SME’s organised its’ second tripartite plus stakeholders consultation from 26-27 June 2018. The objective of the consultation was to gather inputs on its draft Rules of Business for the recently promulgated labour laws.

  4. Chief inspectors of mines express determination to safeguard the lives of miners

    27 June 2018

    A national consultative meeting of the Chief Inspectors of Mines (CIMs) was convened in Quetta to foster experience sharing and discuss capacity building needs for the improvement of working and safety conditions in the mining sector of Pakistan.

  5. Promoting equality and confronting violence and harassment in the world of work

    24 May 2018

    A high level experts group meeting discussed various aspects of violence and harassment in the world of work the implementation of Conventions 100 and 111.

  6. Assessment of skill gaps and Decent Work deficits in selected agro food value chains

    11 May 2018

    Over 30 representatives from Govt. of Glgit Baltistan Province; UN; INGOs; Academia an famer’s groups unanimously validated the key findings of the Assessment Study, presented by Baltistan Cultural Development Foundation (BCDF) at the workshop in Gilgit. The study was commissioned under One UN project on Agro-food value chains, jointly being implemented by ILO and UNIDO. The study aimed to identify the skills gaps and decent work deficits in the value chains of cherry; apple and trout fish in GB province. The findings will help design the skills development initiatives to address the identified gaps and help farmers and processors to bring improvements in the working conditions and livelihood.

  7. 13th annual employer awards on Occupational Safety and Health

    07 May 2018

    Every year worldwide 28th April marks World Day for Safety and Health at Work. This year was commemorated under the theme “Generation Safe and Healthy”. In Pakistan this day was marked by the ILO and its constituents through an event hosted by the Employers Federation of Pakistan (EFP) in Karachi on 7th May to reaffirm their commitment towards the common goal of safer workplaces and healthy workers in Pakistan. The event was attended by 175 delegates from the employer community, workers representatives, chamber of commerce and related federal and provincial government officials.  

  8. Sindh Labour Department embarks on the implementation of labour laws by drafting rules of business

    04 May 2018

    The legislative process does not stop once a bill becomes law. To put laws into practice rules formation is a key step. The Labour and Human Resource Department Sindh took lead and organized a two day tripartite plus consultation on 3rd and 4th May 2018 to draft rules for six labour laws.

  9. Concluding Seminar of the Project: More and Better Jobs through Socially Responsible Labour Practices in Sports Goods Sector in Sialkot-Pakistan

    30 April 2018

    The Multinational Enterprises (MNE) Declaration Project “More and Better Jobs through Socially Responsible Labour Practices in the Sialkot Sports Good Sector” funded by Japan showcased good practices, disseminated the results and shared the lessons learned on 30 April 2018 during a concluding ceremony held in Islamabad. The project strengthened understanding and increased awareness among the stakeholders on the MNE Declaration, Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW) and Occupational

  10. Sialkot sports goods sector promotes a level playing field

    16 April 2018

    The Employers Federation of Pakistan in collaboration with Baidarie and with the technical assistance of ILO under the Japan Government funded Project on “More and Better Jobs through Socially Responsible Labour Practices in the sports goods industry in Sialkot” held a sensitization event with stakeholders on the importance of sports activities to achieve decent work.

  11. Collective bargaining and effective negotiation skills to promote decent work in Pakistan

    12 April 2018

    The ILO Pakistan Office, under the on Labour Standards in Global Supply Chains (LSGSC) project, conducted a four-day training on organizing and collective bargaining for workers and trade unions in Faisalabad during 26-29 March 2018.

  12. Thirteenth batch of national labour inspectors’ training program completed

    02 April 2018

    The ILO Country Office in Pakistan organized a three days training for the 4th batch of Inspecting staff of the Department of Labour Punjab under its Dutch funded project on Strengthening Labour Inspection Systems in Pakistan (SLISP).

  13. Less than 1% Pakistani women among overseas workers: ILO Study

    29 March 2018

    To identify reasons for low Female Labour Migration in Pakistan, ILO-Islamabad has initiated a national study under its EU-funded REFRAME Project and organized a Tripartite Consultation to discuss the matter in detail and identify avenues for improvement.

  14. ILO instruments pending for submission to Pakistan’s Competent Authority

    28 March 2018

    On 28th March, 2018, the MOPHRD, with technical support from the ILES project, convened a one day workshop in Islamabad with key stakeholders to discuss the 39 On 28th March, 2018, the MOPHRD, with technical support from the ILES project, convened a one day workshop in Islamabad with key stakeholders to discuss the 39 Instruments that require submission to the competent authority and the views and priorities of the provincial governments, workers’ representatives, employers’ representatives and civil society representatives.

  15. Effective collective bargaining and negotiation skills for industrial harmony

    14 March 2018

    The ILO Pakistan Office, under its flagship project, Labour Standards in Global Supply Chains (LSGSC), organized a four day training workshop on ‘Collective Bargaining and Negotiations Skills’ in Islamabad from 5-8 March, 2018. The objective of the workshop was to enhance the capacities of the stake holders of the world of work, promote healthy industrial relations and foster a culture of strengthened social dialogue that contributes to productivity and industrial peace. The participants constituted of the representatives of the government, employers and workers organizations.

  16. Achieving gender equality through collective bargaining

    13 March 2018

    The ILO Pakistan Office, under the Labour Standards in Global Supply Chains (LSGSC) project, commemorated the International Women Day, and organised an exclusive session on ‘’Women and Collective Bargaining’, under the overall theme of ‘Time is Now: Urban and Rural Activists transforming lives of women’. The ceremony was attended by the ILO tripartite constituents, Ministry of OPHRD, Representatives of the Employers and Workers, Academia, Civil Society, Journalist and a cross section of society.

  17. Third batch of Labour Inspectors’ Nationwide Training Program completed in Punjab

    06 March 2018

    The Strengthening Labour Inspection Project in Pakistan completed a three day training for the 3rd batch of Labour Inspectors of the Department of Labour Punjab on 2nd March 2018. To date, the project has trained 331 labour inspectors [318 men and 13 women] of Balochistan, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, AJK, ICT, GB and Punjab.

  18. Dialogues on effective wage setting processes in Pakistan continues

    28 February 2018

    The ILO project on Labour Standards in Global Supply Chains (LSGSC) convened a three day workshop on “Wage Policy in Pakistan” for the officials of the departments of labour and planning and development from Provincial Governments and ICT, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics and the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development from 21-23 February 2018 in Islamabad

  19. Eleventh batch of national labour inspectors’ training program completed

    19 January 2018

    The ILO Country Office in Pakistan organized a three day training for the 2nd batch of Labour Inspectors of the Department of Labour Punjab under its Dutch funded project on Strengthening Labour Inspection Systems in Pakistan (SLISP) bring the total number of Labour Inspectors trained to 302 (292 men and 10 women from Balochistan, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, AJK, ICT, GB and Punjab).

  20. Collective bargaining and negotiation skills highlighted in workshop as vital tools to ensure good industrial relations in Pakistan

    15 January 2018

    A four-day training workshop for ILO’s tripartite constituents on ‘Collective Bargaining and Negotiation Skills’ concluded on 11 January 2018 in Karachi. The participants acquired knowledge of the relevant ILO Conventions on Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining and the importance of negotiation styles and techniques used for consensus based dialogue.