Global leaders urge policies to ensure sustainable work opportunities
In putting people first and embracing the future, world leaders have called for coordinated policy responses and international cooperation to ensure that all get the benefits of technological advancement.
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.”
BRICS commitment to social dialogue excites ILO
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has lauded the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) to promote social dialogue between governments and social partners.
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.
Unemployment in Sub-Sahara Africa to hit 7.2% in 2018, says ILO
The unemployment rate in the sub-Sahara is expected to rise to 7.2% in 2018 with additional one million new entrants into the joblessness population, the International Labour Organization (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.