Labour

Transition labor markets more flexible, but joblessness has risen – UN study

Workers in Central and East Europe are more mobile than they used to be but unemployment is a growing problem in the region, the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) says in a new report.

Benefits of eliminating child labour far outweigh costs, UN agency reports

The benefits of eliminating child labour would be seven times greater than the costs, according to a new United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) report.

G-8 global jobs move is important step in right direction - UN labour agency

Stressing the need for globalization to focus on creating more and better jobs, the United Nations labour agency today hailed this week's meeting of employments minister from major industrialized countries as an important move in the right direction.

Delegates agree on generating more employment in Africa, UN’s ILO says

The 10th African regional meeting of the United Nations’ International Labour Organization (ILO) has agreed on a list of priorities for action over the next two to four years, including creating more employment, encouraging entrepreneurs, upgrading the informal economy and improving the observance of workplace rights.

Workplace violence to be studied by UN labour agency

The United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) today convened a meeting of experts to tackle the problem of stress and violence in the workplace.

Women seafarers are few, sexually harassed and rarely promoted - UN agency

Women seafarers, found mainly on cruise ships, are a small but growing percentage of employees on waterborne transportation fleets, but they are discriminated against, sexually harassed and their special hygienic needs are generally ignored, the United Nations labour agency said in a report today.

On day against child labour, two UN agencies highlight trafficking of youngsters

Commemorating the second World Day Against Child Labour, two United Nations agencies today drew global attention to an estimated 1.2 million children trafficked each year into domestic servitude, sexual abuse, involuntary marriage and hazardous work.

UN agency launches talks on new identification system for maritime workers

The United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) has launched negotiations on a new, more rigorous identification system for seafarers aimed at developing effective protection against terrorism, while at the same time ensuring the rights and freedoms of the world's 1.2 million maritime workers.

UN labour agency calls for global action to end poverty through decent jobs

Stressing that work is the best route out of poverty in a world where nearly 3 billion people live on less than $2 a day, the United Nations labour agency today called for global partnerships between governments, employers and workers to provide decent jobs for the poor.

UN labour agency opens annual conference, pledging to fight poverty with jobs

The United Nations International Labour Office (ILO) opened its three-week annual conference in Geneva today with an agenda ranging from a new plan for fighting poverty worldwide by promoting decent work to enhancing safety and security in the workplace and eliminating discrimination.