Imperative of investment in teaching professionals
Nature and nurture are critical factors in human development. While one influences the other, the ability of individuals to learn and apply such knowledge to needs in the society is imperative.
Retooling workforce for digital transformation
“I am a graduate who worked in one of the multinational firms in Lagos, as a factory worker. We are over 500 working in the factory but many of us were later disengaged because the company deployed some automated machines to execute their jobs. I am back into the labour market looking for another job.”
ILO stakes fresh initiatives to tackle global labour issues
The dynamism that operates in the workplace that often necessitates renegotiation amongst the contending forces was at the centre of the recently concluded International Labour Conference.
Tackling unending plight of child labourers
There is no respite for children in Nigeria despite the passage of the Child Rights Act, which seeks to guarantee their basic rights. Indeed, about 70 per cent of Nigerian children are engaged in street hawking, 23 per cent in domestic work and 15 per cent in street begging, among other jobs....
Social dialogue critical to creation of decent jobs, says ILO
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has stressed the critical role social dialogue plays in the creation of decent jobs and improved performance for business.In a report entitled, ‘building trust in a changing world of work’ was co-authored by the ILO and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development...
ILO chief warns of rising inequality impeding inclusive growth
The Director-General of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Guy Ryder has warned that high and rising levels of inequality are impeding inclusive and sustainable development.
Global women employment hits 49%, says ILO
More women are less likely to participate in the labour market and are more likely to be unemployed in most parts of the world, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has said.
ILO bemoans absence of social security for four billion people
There are about four billion people that do not have access to any form of social security, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has said.
ILO adopts new standard on response to conflicts, disaster management
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has adopted new landmark standard to respond to contemporary crisis situations arising from conflicts and disasters across the world.