labour rights

Key workers need greater protections amidst COVID fight, new ILO report warns

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the workplace dangers faced by key workers who need far greater protection to do their jobs safely, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Tuesday.

News in Brief 27 April 2021

  • UN chief ‘realistic’ about Cyprus informal talks in Geneva
  • Key workers need more protections in COVID era: ILO
  • Myanmar expert appeals for junta head to honour ceasefire pledge
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‘Spectre of poverty’ hangs over tribes and indigenous groups: UN labour agency

Indigenous and tribal communities are around three times more likely to face extreme poverty than others with women “consistently at the bottom of all social and economic indicators”, UN labour experts said on Monday.

Garment workers must have “freedom of association” to boost competitiveness

Workers in the global garment industry are often deprived of “freedom of association”, which is key to boosting competitiveness in the industry.

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