Posts Tagged 'International Labour Conference'

Decent work for domestic workers: A way out of sustainable poverty

By Niña Corpuz

Thirteen-year-old Lica de Guzman sang at the makeshift stage at the Place des Nations, during a gathering to commemorate Domestic Workers’ Rights. De Guzman had a very impressive voice. In fact, she had just signed a contract with Universal Records in London, and her first album will be released later this year. De Guzman’s Filipino parents, Joy and Nicanor, have been working as domestic helpers in Geneva for the past 20 years. Continue reading ‘Decent work for domestic workers: A way out of sustainable poverty’

Cambodia, ILO calls for murder inquiries

By Cameron Wells

The International Labour Organisation has renewed calls to immediately drop charges against two men accused of killing union leader Chea Vichea and for the Supreme Court to “rapidly review” an appeal from a man convicted of the killing of union leader Ros Sovannareth. In a report released Friday, following a review of Cambodia’s compliance with a convention ensuring workers’ right to form unions without interference from employers or officials, the ILO also urged that the killer of a third unionist, Hy Vuthy, be brought to justice. Continue reading ‘Cambodia, ILO calls for murder inquiries’

ILO 2010 Conference Committee: the transcripts of 25 cases discussed

The 2010 Report of the Conference Committee on the Application of Standards has just been published on the ILO website. There are the trascripts of  the 25 cases discussed by the Conference Committee. The 25 countries involved are:  BELARUS, BURUNDI, CAMBODIA, CANADA, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, CZECH REPUBLIC, COSTA RICA, EGYPT, GEORGIA, GUATEMALA, INDIA, IRAN, MEXICO, MOROCCO, MYANMAR, PERU, SWAZILAND, THAILAND, TURKEY, BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF VENEZUELA, RUSSIAN FEDERATION, UKRAINE, UZBEKISTAN. Continue reading ‘ILO 2010 Conference Committee: the transcripts of 25 cases discussed’

ILO conference adopts int’l labour standard on HIV and AIDS

The 99th International Labour Conference on Thursday adopted a new international labour standard on HIV and AIDS — the first international human rights instrument to focus specifically on the issue in the world of work. The new standard, adopted by representatives of governments, employers and workers following two years of intense and constructive debate, is aimed at strengthening the contribution of the world of work to universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support, said a conference statement. Continue reading ‘ILO conference adopts int’l labour standard on HIV and AIDS’

Media alert: ILO Conference panel on the future of jobs recovery

Leaders from the real economy – government, labour, employers and civil society – are to discuss the impact of the current economic and jobs crises on employment policy and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) during a high-level event at the annual conference of the International Labour Organization.  Two panels have been convened especially for the International Labour Conference on 14 June, from 14:30 to 19:00 in the Assembly Hall at the UN Palais des Nations in Geneva. The discussion can be viewed live on the ILO website. Continue reading ‘Media alert: ILO Conference panel on the future of jobs recovery’

ILO accuses Egypt of violating labour rights

by Mohamed Azouz

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has classified Egypt among the 25 states most in violation of international labour conventions. The organization on Monday said that Egypt had failed to implement its earlier recommendations in terms of labour-related legislation. Continue reading ‘ILO accuses Egypt of violating labour rights’

ILO to look at Minsk’s progress on its recommendations

The International Labour Organization (ILO) on June 8 discussed how Belarus is implementing its recommendations. The matter was on the agenda of a meeting to be held by the ILO Committee on the Application of Standards within the framework of the 99th International Labor Conference that began in Geneva on June 2. Continue reading ‘ILO to look at Minsk’s progress on its recommendations’


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