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.
Tackling economic recession in COVID-19 era
The rampaging Coronavirus, otherwise called COVID-19, crept into the consciousness of the world without much fanfare. The initial response was lackadaisical as the world thought a simple containment in the quiet, yet busy town of Wuhan....
ILO seeks protection of seafarers amid COVID-19 crisis
The need to treat seafarers with “dignity and respect” during COVID-19 crisis has been emphasized by the International Labour Organisation (ILO).The ILO urged that the seafarers should be treated as ‘key workers’, and be exempted from travel restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Workers may lose $3.4 trillion income to COVID-19, says ILO
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has disclosed that about 25 million people would become unemployed, while over $3.4 trillion income would be lost to the novel coronavirus globally.
‘Coordinated policy, multilateral leadership required to limit effects of COVID-19 on workers’
Swift and coordinated policy responses are needed at national and global levels, with strong multilateral leadership, to limit the direct health effects of COVID-19 on workers and their families, while mitigating the indirect economic fallout across the global economy, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has said.
Buhari’s daughter in isolation as Nigeria’s coronavirus cases rise
The Federal Government and organisations intensified efforts yesterday to check the spread of the coronavirus. At the nation’s seat of power, the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari ordered the immediate shutdown of her office for two weeks and directed the staff of her office