Sunday, Sep 25, 2022



Modern slavery on the rise as crises fuel poverty - U.N. report

September 12, 2022 1:16 pm

The report made mention of Qatar, which has faced widespread allegations of labour rights violations relating to migrants working there in the run up to the FIFA soccer World Cup, starting in November.

Women hardest-hit in pandemic job market, says UN labour body

July 19, 2021 10:25 pm

Women have been at greater risk of lay-offs or reduced working hours during periods of anti-infection economic and social restrictions, especially in sectors such as accommodation, food services and manufacturing, the U.N. agency said.

COVID-19 pandemic wipes out 81 million jobs in Asia-Pacific in 2020, ILO says

December 16, 2020 1:51 pm

With fewer paid hours of work available, median incomes are falling. Overall, labor incomes in the region fell by as much as 9.9% in the first three quarters of the year, equivalent to a 3.4% drop in gross domestic product, the ILO said.

India gets Chairmanship of ILO Governing body after a gap of 35 years

October 23, 2020 4:50 pm

"After 35 years, India assumed the Chairmanship of the Governing Body of ILO. Labour Secretary Apurva Chandra has been elected as the Chairperson of the Governing Body of the ILO for the period October 2020-June 2021," a labour ministry statement said on Friday.

ILO ‘expresses concern’ at labour law changes in India, asks PM to intervene

May 25, 2020 8:07 pm

In a reply to a letter sent to it by various Indian trade unions, the UN body said it had asked PM Modi “to send a clear message to Central and State governments to uphold the country's international commitments”.

Nearly half of global workforce at risk of losing livelihoods due to COVID: ILO

April 30, 2020 4:36 pm

The ILO also stressed that international coordination on stimulus packages and debt relief measures will be critical to making recovery effective and sustainable.

Sexual violence and harassment at workplaces needs Parliament's attention

August 23, 2019 7:58 am

ILO convention on the human right to freedom from sexual harassment expands and deepens the rights of working people. The issue needs Parliament’s attention.

International Domestic Workers Day: Just another day for the millions toiling away in our homes

June 16, 2018 5:04 pm

Rough estimates say women constitute over two-thirds of domestic work population. Most domestic workers are drawn from vulnerable communities including Tribals, Dalits and landless OBCs.

More than 700 million workers living in poverty in emerging and developing countries: ILO

April 21, 2018 2:01 pm

The ILO estimates that 67 million young women and men are unemployed globally, and around 145 million young workers in emerging and developing countries live in extreme or moderate poverty.

Millions trapped in modern slavery, child labour: UN report

September 20, 2017 5:24 pm

The report said that some 152 million children, including 64 million girls and 88 million boys, are subject to child labour, accounting for almost one in ten children around the world.