ILO advocates concrete measures to tackle inequality
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has advocated concrete measures to tackle inequality in the work place.It emphasised that the tools to tackle employment inequality already exists and that concrete measures are needed in a range of policy areas.
Galvanising global efforts to tackle youth unemployment
The number of unemployed youths has been on a worrying upward swing in the last few years with Africa most affected.
NSITF lauds ILO on sustenance of global social security
Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), has lauded the International Labour Organisation (ILO), for the institutionalisation of social security initiatives that have impacted positively on the working class.
Heat stress to cost global economy $2.4 trillion a year
An increase in heat stress at work linked to climate change is set to have a massive impact on global productivity and economic losses, notably in agriculture and construction, UN labour experts said.
ILO adopts new labour standard to tackle harassment in workplace
The International Labour Organisation (ILO), has adopted a new standard to combat violence and harassment in the workplace. The Violence and Harassment Convention 2019 and Violence and Harassment Recommendation, 2019, were adopted by delegates on the final day of the Centenary International Labour Conference (ILC), in Geneva. For the Convention, 439 votes were…
‘Social protection critical amid deep world of work changes’
Experts on labour matters have said that sustainable social protection systems would become increasingly critical to provide support in a fast-changing world of work. They stressed the importance not only of decent job creation policies, but also of social protection to help workers, and particularly the most vulnerable, manage those transitions. Participants at…
Hope rises for Africa’s permanent membership of ILO governing council
Africa will soon have permanent member countries in the International Labour Organisation (ILO) governing council.First president of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Hassan Sunmonu, disclosed this to The Guardian ....
ILO seeks end to child labour
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has called for a renewed commitment from all actors in Nigeria for the elimination...
ILO urges countries to ratify health, safety conventions
The Director General of International Labour Organisation (ILO), Guy Ryder has called on countries to ratify Occupational Safety and Health Conventions. The ILO Chief said the convention is at the heart of the ILO from the outset. Addressing the strategic plenary session of the ‘All-Russia Occupational Safety and Health Week’ in the Russian town…
ILO seeks effective management of e-waste to create employment
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has called for a deliberate action aimed at turning toxic flood of electric and electronic waste (e-waste) produced around the world into a valuable source of decent work. Representatives of governments, workers’ and employers’ organisations agreed at a meeting at the ILO in Geneva that governments should increase and promote…