Labour

Wage growth stagnant in developed countries, slow worldwide – UN labour agency

A modest and slowing growth in global wages was driven almost entirely by emerging G20 economies, according to the latest International Labour Organization’s (ILO) global wage report, which was released today.

UN labour agency partners with retailer H&M on social sustainability

The United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) today announced a unique partnership with retail giant H&M to promote sustainable global supply chains in the garment industry.

Marking World Day, UN stresses role of social protection in ending child labour

United Nations officials today marked the World Day Against Child Labour by highlighting the crucial role of social protection in keeping boys and girls out of a heinous practice that robs them of their childhood and threatens their prospects for a better future.

UN agency adopts treaty advancing global efforts to tackle forced labour

The United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) today adopted a new legally binding protocol on forced labour, aiming to advance prevention, protection and compensation measures, as well as to intensify efforts to eliminate contemporary forms of slavery.

Lucrative but ‘fundamentally evil,’ forced labour must be eradicated once and for all – UN agency

Millions of people suffering under the yoke of modern slavery – more than half are women and girls primarily in commercial sex trade or domestic work – are generating some $150 billion a year in illegal profits for the people who are exploiting them, according to a new report released today by the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO).

On World Day, UN labour agency urges greater control of harmful chemicals in the work place

While chemicals can be useful, necessary steps should be taken to prevent and control potential risks for workers, workplaces, communities and the environment, the United Nations labour agency reported, marking the World Day for Safety and Health at Work.

Bangladesh: one year on, UN welcomes initial payments to survivors of factory collapse

One year after the global garment industry’s worst industrial accident, the fund chaired by the United Nations to compensate victims of Bangladesh’s Rana Plaza factory collapse has begun issuing its initial round of payments, as efforts to address the root causes of the disaster continue.

UN official urges measures to create more jobs, boost household incomes

The shaky economic recovery has failed to lead to an improvement in labour markets, the head of the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) warned today, citing investment in infrastructure and support for small businesses as vital steps towards kick-starting global job growth

Weak global economy strangling job employment creation, UN reports

Employment is not expanding sufficiently fast to keep up with the growing labour force, the United Nations labour agency today reported, calling for job-friendly macroeconomic policies and a greater attention to labour market and social policies.