Tag : International Labour Organization (Organization)

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Checkpoint on the road to end child labour

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The number of child labourers has declined dramatically from 215 million to 168 million. Despite this progress, the ILO warns that the goal of eliminating the worst forms of child labour may not be reached by 2016. ...

Seafarers’ « Bill of Rights » extends to cruise ships too

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The ILO's Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, which comes into effect as international law on August 20, 2013 does not just cover the crews of merchant ships but also anyone working on cruise ships, from machine operato...

The Ability Factor: Employing people with disabilities makes good business sense

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People with disabilities represent an untapped pool of skills that can enhance business. However, people with disabilities frequently face greatbarriers to work that go beyond physical obstacles -- stereotypes and wr...

Abandoned, but not alone

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The ILO visited the crew of the B Ladybug, who have been stranded off the coast of Malta for almost a year after their ship owner went bankrupt. The provision of financial security for abandoned seafarers and the iss...

High risk of child labour for Syrian refugees in Jordan

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In response to the Syrian refugee crisis in Jordan, the ILO has identified child labour as a priority issue. Already, the Jordanian Government says that child labour has doubled nationwide - to 60,000 - since the refu...

Rana Plaza: the road ahead

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ILO Deputy Director-General for Field Operations and Partnerships Gilbert Houngbo is in Bangladesh this week to mark the one-year anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse, which killed over 1,100 garment worker...

Rana Plaza: Never again

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One year after the global garment industry's worst-ever industrial accident, the International Labour Organization together with the government of Bangladesh, employers, trade unions and the international community ar...

Bangladesh: A new voice for garment workers

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Ruma Akte is one of Bangladesh's approximately four million garment workers. She is a working mother with a young son, and she is the leader of one of Bangladesh's newly-registered trade unions. Spurred on by the stre...

Including people with disabilities, everyone stands to gain

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"Too many people with disabilities are denied the dignity of work. It's a waste of potential that comes at a cost of between three and seven per cent of GDP," says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder. "We need to break bar...

Global Employment Trends 2014: Mismatch, discouragement and active labour market policies

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The grim labour market is forcing many workers to take on jobs far below their skill levels. ILO's economist Ekkehard Ernst, co-author of the 2014 edition of the Global Employment Trends report, discusses measures th...

Global Employment Trends 2014: What’s the global picture of the job market?

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Over 200 million people are unemployed in the world, and many have dropped out the labour market, too discouraged to even look for a job. Harshly hit are young people, whose unemployment rate is three times the adult...

Global Employment Trends 2014: Which policies can help boost employment and productivity?

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Despite a lukewarm economic recovery, the global labour market remains weak, with growing numbers of unemployed and discouraged workers. ILO's economist Steve Kapsos, co-author of the 2014 edition of the Global Emplo...