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Tackling Bonded Labour in Tamil Nadu

98 vues

In India's Tamil Nadu state, thousands of people desperate for money are offered advance payments to work in the region's many brick kilns. While this system has worked well enough in the past for both employers and w...

Bangladesh: Father, mechanic, trainer, entrepreneur and disabled – in that order

43 vues

Ask anyone in Tongi, Bangladesh about Mosharrof Hossain and they'll tell you he's the man to fix your fridge. What they probably won't tell you is that he will do it without hands - both were amputated following an el...

Educated youth migrate for a brighter future

30 vues

In the on going global jobs crisis, many of Europe's most educated youth are learning a bitter lesson; for highly educated young people, it's becoming very hard to find a job that matches the skills acquired in univer...

Taking Decent Work on Board

28 vues

When the ILO adopted the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) in February 2006, Director-General Juan Somavia called it "making labour history" for seafarers around the world.The MLC, 2006, will come into force 12 mo...

Monitoring Climate Change in the Philippines

40 vues

In the southern Philippines, the lives of farmers and the weather have always been intimately connected. But now, the effects of climate change are making farmers' livelihoods even more vulnerable. By monitoring sever...

Filipino domestic workers get labour rights recognition

30 vues

By ratifying ILO Convention 189, the Philippines become the second country to officially extend basic labour rights to domestic workers. Once excluded from labour laws, thousands of domestic workers will now enjoy the...

The broken link: wages & productivity

28 vues

Productivity is growing worldwide but wages are not keeping pace. That's one of the conclusions of the Global Wage Report by the International Labour Organization. The report also confirms a continuing trend: employee...

Breaking barriers: Letting people with disabilities into the labour market (Short Version)

36 vues

After the break up of the Soviet Union, life for many people in Armenia changed radically and new opportunities opened up for many. But for people with disabilities, it was not the case. During the Soviet period, they...

New skills for new jobs

41 vues

With high unemployment, workers are increasingly finding themselves looking for work in new occupations where they lack the skills employers are looking for. This skills mismatch means unemployed people are taking lo...

Emerging middle classes fuel new global growth engines

27 vues

Global economic growth slowed sharply in 2012 and its impact on jobs and labour productivity is being felt in every region. Unemployment has gone up the most in the developed economies, such as the European Union. How...

Global employment trends for youth 2013 – A generation at risk

36 vues

An estimated 73.4 million young people - 12.6 per cent -- are expected to be out of work in 2013, and the picture is only set to get worse say Sara Elder and Theo Sparreboom, authors of the Global Employment Trends fo...

Policies for youth employment: A global framework to tackle the youth jobs crisis

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(CC - Sous-titres français - subtítulos en español) The current jobs crisis has hit young people especially hard. The ILO urges policy makers to work together with social partners to address this alarming situation...