ILO records universal ratification on Child Labour Convention
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) says all its 187 member States, have ratified the ILO Convention on the Worst Forms of Child Labour, 1999 (No. 182).
Global summit debates better post-COVID-19 work environment
To ensure a better world environment post-COVID-19 pandemic, global leaders have suggested ways to tackle the vulnerabilities associated with the outbreak. The leaders, which comprise Heads of State and Government, and prominent global employers’ and trade union leaders, identified some of the vulnerabilities as lack of social protection, the informal economy, inequality, and climate…
40% poorest countries fail to support learners during COVID-19 crisis
About 10 per cent of countries worldwide have laws that help ensure full inclusion in education, UNESCO’s 2020 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) report has revealed.
‘Over 55 million domestic workers’ livelihoods at risk’
Nearly three-quarters of domestic workers around the world - more than 55 million people, are at significant risk of losing their jobs and income due to lockdowns, and lack of effective social security coverage.
ILAW urges FG to ratify ILO convention against violence at work
The Nigerian chapter of the International Lawyers Assisting Workers (ILAW) network has urged the Federal Government to speedily ratify the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention No. 190 on violence and harassment in the world of work...
150,000 seafarers sign virtual global petition on crew stagnation
There is an ongoing global petition aiming to draw the attention of the general public to the problems of over 150,000 seafarers that cannot leave or cannot join ship crews
‘Infrastructure investment as instrument to kick-start economies, job creation’
The construction sector may hold the key to kick-starting economies ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Labour Organisation (ILO), has said.
ILO defers conference until 2021 due to COVID-19
The Governing Body of the International Labour Organization (ILO) has deferred the upcoming session of the annual International Labour Organisation – originally scheduled for 25 May to 5 June in Geneva – due to the spread of COVID-19.
Supporting employees, protecting jobs amid pandemic
Notwithstanding the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic that had brought unprecedented challenges for businesses both locally and globally, its impact on businesses has resulted in a global shutdown, frustrating business operations, investments and supply chains.