December 7, 2019

New international labour standard to combat violence, harassment, at work agreed

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GENEVA (ILO News) – A new Convention and accompanying Recommendation to combat violence and harassment in the world of work have been adopted by the International Labour Conference (ILC). 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, in Geneva. […]

Global Wage Report 2018/19: Global wage growth lowest since 2008, while women still earning 20 per cent less than men

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GENEVA (ILO News) – Global wage growth in 2017 fell to its lowest rate since 2008, far below levels before the global financial crisis, according to a new International Labour Organization (ILO) report. The Global Wage Report 2018/19  finds that in real terms (adjusted for price inflation) global wage growth declined to 1.8 per cent in 2017 […]

19th American Regional Meeting – Ryder: Social dialogue, the key to a future of work with social justice (MEDIA)

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PANAMA CITY (ILO News) – ILO Director-General Guy Ryder opened the 19th American Regional Meeting of the International Labour Organization (ILO) with a call for genuine social dialogue as a means of building a future with social justice and decent work for all. “We cannot expect the changes we want in terms of labour relations […]

19th American Regional Meeting of the ILO – Panama 2-5 October 2018

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The ILO meeting will bring together representatives of Governments and employers’ and workers’ organizations from the Americas. Lima – Representatives from 35 countries of Latin America, North America and the Caribbean will participate in the 19th American Regional Meeting of the International Labour Organization (ILO), which will take place in Panama City from 2-5 October. […]

Statement by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, on the occasion of International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR)

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ILO encourages employment-centered response in line with its Recommendation 205. Statement | 13 October 2017 International Day for Disaster Reduction Today we focus on the hundreds of millions of people threatened by natural disasters every year, and what the world should do to protect them. The devastating impact of these extreme events on lives and […]

106th International Labour Conference: ILO head calls for the much needed greening of the world of work

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GENEVA (ILO News) ‒ The Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Guy Ryder, has told delegates that nothing will more clearly distinguish the first hundred years of the ILO’s history from the second “than the necessary greening of the world of work”. “Today, the Paris Agreement  and the national commitments made under its terms, […]

ILO revises its landmark Declaration on multinational enterprises

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GENEVA (ILO News) ‒ The International Labour Organization has revised its landmark MNE Declaration. Its principles are aimed at multinational and national enterprises, governments, and employers’ and workers’ organizations in the areas of employment, training, conditions of work and life, and industrial relations as well as general policies. These include the fundamental principles and rights […]

ILO Director-General holds talks with Trinidad and Tobago Government, Employers’ and Workers’ Organizations on the current employment situation

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“The problems facing Trinidad and Tobago are a reflection of what is unfolding globally including the global crisis in the steel industry.” This said Guy Ryder, Director-General of the ILO, during his visit to the country on 18-19 April 2016, where he held meetings with the Hon. Dr. Keith Rowley, Prime Minister of the Republic, […]