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ILO urges better policies to protect workers, businesses, as digital platforms proliferate

New York: The UN International Labour Organization (ILO) on Tuesday highlighted the need for enhanced international policy cooperation to provide decent work opportunities and foster sustainable business growth in the digital economy.

Hidden cameras in Malaysia PPE factory supplying Canadian hospitals reveal appalling working conditions: Probe

Canada/IBNS: An investigation by CBC's 'Marketplace' of the factories of Malaysia producing some of the life-saving equipment including Personal Protective Equipments (PPE)s Canadian health-care workers are using revealed appalling, unhealthy, and inhuman conditions of workers.

ILO study finds migrants earn much less than locals, and the gap is widening

New York: The gap between wages paid to migrant and national workers is big and growing, and may widen further because of the pandemic, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said in a report published on Monday.

Convention on worst forms of child labour receives universal ratification

New York: All 187 countries that are members of the UN International Labour Organization (ILO) have now ratified a convention to protect children from the worst forms of child labour, including slavery, prostitution and trafficking.

The future of work ‘with social justice for all’ tops agenda of centenary UN Labour conference

New York, June 11 (IBNS): The Centenary International Labour Conference got underway on Monday at the UN in Geneva, with ILO chief Guy Ryder, calling on hundreds of delegates from around the world to help “construct a future of work, with social justice for all”.

With potential to boost profits by up to 20 per cent, a woman’s place is at work, says UN labour agency

New York, May 23 (IBNS): Businesses perform better – sometimes by as much as 20 per cent – when they employ more women in top positions, UN labour experts said on Wednesday, warning nonetheless that most still pay lip-service to the idea of gender equality in the boardroom.

‘A trusted voice’ for social justice: Guterres celebrates 100 years of the International Labour Organization

New York, Apr 11 (IBNS): The International Labour Organization (ILO) has been “a trusted voice” to “ensure social justice in every corner of our world”, Secretary-General António Guterres said on Wednesday, at a high-level meeting to commemorate the centenary of what was the first ever United Nations agency.

100 years on, UN labour agency mission focussed on growing inequality, says Director-General

New York, Jan 10 (IBNS): As it celebrates its centenary year, the International Labour Organization (ILO) must help to tackle inequality in the world of work through the efforts of its 180-plus members, said Director-General Guy Ryder on Wednesday.

Millions more migrant workers, means countries lose ‘most productive part’ of workforce

New York, Dec 6 (IBNS): A new study launched on Wednesday by the International Labour Organization (ILO) reveals that the number of migrant workers has jumped by millions, leaving some countries without “the most productive part of their workforce.”

Over 40 million people still victims of slavery: ILO

New York, Dec 3 (IBNS): Slavery is still a very real and widespread phenomenon, affecting more than 40 million people worldwide, says the International Labour Organization (ILO), with children making up a quarter of the victims , despite the entry into force of the landmark Forced Labour protocol in 2016.

Take-home pay growing at lowest level since 2008, as gender-gap persists: UN labour agency

New York, Nov 27 (IBNS): Wages grew higher and faster in less well-off countries last year than in richer nations, but salaries are still far too low in the developing world, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Monday, with growth overall at its lowest since the 2008 global recession.

Global care crisis’ set to affect 2.3 billion people warns UN labour agency

New York, June 29 (IBNS): A “global care crisis” is looming which could affect 2.3 billion people by 2030, United Nations work experts warned on Thursday, highlighting the potential for greater inequality in a sector where women already perform “more than three-quarters” of all unpaid work.

Promoting decent work ‘daily challenge’ in fragile countries, UN Labour Summit told

New York, June 8 (IBNS): The Central African Republic (CAR) has called on the United Nations labour agency to provide special assistance to the conflict-torn nation and make it a “pilot-country” for the implementation of a programme to build peace and resilience through job creation.

Spirit of compromise needed to combat workplace ‘brutalism’ – UN labour agency

New York, May 30 (IBNS): The head of the United Nations labour agency has called for a new spirit of cooperation and consensus between workers, employers and Governments, to end what he called the “new brutalism” of sexual harassment and violence in the workplace.

Guy Ryder re-elected as ILO Director-General for a second term

Geneva, Nov 7 (IBNS): The Governing Body of the International Labour Organization (ILO) has re-elected Guy Ryder as Director-General for a second five year-term to start in October 2017.