Its forecast that 24 million new posts “will be created globally by 2030”, contains the caveat that “the right policies to promote a greener economy” must also be in place for this to happen, along with better social safety nets for workers.1 comment
The International Trade Unions Congress, ITUC, has called on the United Nations to abandon unilateral pay cuts on UN staff, as well as other changes to employment conditions that would mean different pay rates for the same job and could lead to discrimination, especially against women returning to UN service after taking extended time out for family reasons.
A major boost to efforts to improve working conditions for millions of workers in the fishing sector came into force on November 16 with the International Labor Convention 188.
Unemployment in recession deep Brazil climbed to 8.7% of active population in the quarter ending last August, the government said Thursday. The indicator shows a steep hike from the 6.9% recorded in August 2014, according to statistics of the National Study of Households (PNAD), published by the state Brazilian Institute for Geography and Statistics (IBGE).
The ITUC has called on FC Barcelona “socios” (voting members) and fans to end the club’s Qatar Airways sponsorship, saying that the airline is the very worst sponsor for a club with a 100-year tradition of democracy and universality.
An Argentine trade unionist attending the International Labor Organization 104 Annual Assembly in Geneva was expelled from ILO and sent back to Argentina following on several cameras that caught him red-handed trying to steal the tablet of another member attending the meeting.
The non encouraging economic outlook for the current year will likely prompt a mild increase in the regional unemployment rate to 6.2% from the 6.0% registered in 2014, according to estimates released by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the International Labor Organization (ILO).
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner wishes the United Kingdom would agree to discuss the issue of the Malvinas (Falklands) just like US, Cuba talked over their differences
A new global protocol to fight forced labor, adopted this week by the International Labor Organization, will accelerate action against modern slavery. The private sector is responsible for 90% of the estimated 21 million victims of forced labor, reaping some 150 billion dollars from some of the most severe forms of exploitation in existence today.
An estimated 10.5 million children worldwide, most of them under age, are working as domestic workers in people’s homes, in hazardous and sometimes slavery-like conditions, says the ILO. Six and a half million of these child labourers are aged between five and 14 years-old. More than 71% are girls.