Highlights

April 2020

  1. © Jean‐Pierre Pellissier / ILO 2020

    COVID-19: Supporting enterprises, jobs and incomes

    ILO welcomes joint action to tackle COVID-19 threats to global garment industry

    22 April 2020

    Employers, workers, retailers and major brands will form an international working group – convened by the International Labour Organization – to address the already serious damage to the garment industry caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  2. © Luis ACOSTA / AFP 2020

    COVID-19: Stimulating the economy and labour demand

    ILO: COVID-19 causes devastating losses in working hours and employment

    07 April 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic is having a catastrophic effect on working hours and earnings, globally. A new ILO report highlights some of the worst affected sectors and regions, and outlines policies to mitigate the crisis.

March 2020

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    COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    Treat seafarers with “dignity and respect” during COVID-19 crisis

    31 March 2020

    Seafarers, ship owners and governments are urging ILO member States to ensure the flow of essential goods, energy, food and medicines during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  2. COVID-19 pandemic

    COVID-19 has exposed the fragility of our economies

    27 March 2020

    The Corona virus pandemic is not just a medical crisis, but a social and economic one too, says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder. If our response is to be effective it must take into account all these factors, and be delivered in a co-ordinated, global way. In particular, it must answer the needs of the most vulnerable.

  3. © Michael Coghlan 2020

    COVID-19 pandemic

    Keys for effective teleworking during the COVID-19 pandemic

    26 March 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has meant that more people than ever before are teleworking – using information and communications technologies to do their work away from the office. ILO Working Time expert, Jon Messenger, explains how to get the best out of teleworking.

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    COVID-19 pandemic

    Precarious workers pushed to the edge by COVID-19

    20 March 2020

    If you are a freelancer, who pays your sick leave? If you work in a retail store on a zero-hours contract and the store closes, are you out of luck? Article by Janine Berg, ILO Senior Economist.

  5. © Johan Ordonez / AFP 2020

    COVID-19 pandemic

    Almost 25 million jobs could be lost worldwide as a result of COVID-19, says ILO

    18 March 2020

    An initial assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on the global world of work says the effects will be far-reaching, pushing millions of people into unemployment, underemployment and working poverty, and proposes measures for a decisive, co-ordinated and immediate response.

  6. Press release

    Italy adopts the first National Plan to tackle labour exploitation in agriculture

    11 March 2020

    Developed with the technical support from the International Labour Organization and the European Commission, the Plan consists of a strategy to operationalize the national policy to prevent and tackle labour exploitation, illegal recruitment and forced labour in agriculture.

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    Global Employment Trends for Youth 2020

    Youth exclusion from jobs and training on the rise

    09 March 2020

    Young people face an uncertain future in the labour market because of automation, the narrow focus of much vocational training and the lack of jobs to match their qualifications, says a new ILO report.

  8. Giornata internazionale della donna 2020

    L’Ufficio OIL per l’Italia e San Marino lancia campagna “Tolleranza zero a violenza e molestie nel mondo del lavoro”

    06 March 2020