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UN reveals 21 million workers in forced labour worldwide

An estimated 21 million workers are in forced labour globally, the United Nations has revealed.

The United Nations` labour agency said forced labour produces illegal profits of 150 billion dollars a year, as it appealed for global eradication of the abuse.

With no laws to protect them, India`s maids are "invisible": ILO

Millions of maids working in middle class Indian homes are part of up an informal and "invisible" workforce where they are abused and exploited due to a lack of legislation to protect them, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Wednesday.

86,000 kids working in mines in Madagascar: ILO

As many as 86,000 children are working in mines in Madagascar, an International Labour Organisation (ILO) official has revealed, adding some of them work to help parents in sapphires or gold careers.

Consultation begins on ILO convention on right to organise

A series of consultation on ratifying a key ILO convention concerning workers` rights to organise and collectively bargain has been initiated.

Suu Kyi asks ILO to increase its presence in Myanm

Myanmar`s pro-democracy
leader Aung San Suu Kyi has asked the International Labour
Organisation (ILO) to increase its presence in her country to
promote "social justice".

India lags behind in social security space: ILO

India has performed poorly in
providing social security protection to its people until
recently with "very high vulnerability".

Austerity plans cloud global jobs recovery: ILO

The UN labour agency said Friday
that employment in many countries would only return to
pre-crisis levels in 2015, two years later it previously
forecast, as austerity programmes aggravate job losses.

Women at increased risk of becoming disabled: ILO

Women were at increased risk of becoming disabled due to neglect in healthcare, poor workplace conditions and gender-based violence, according to an ILO
report.

Programme for better working conditions at offices in India

ILO and its tripartite partners comprising the Indian government, employers` and workers` organisations have adopted a `decent work country programme` for promotion of better working conditions at workplaces, ILO said today.

5 lakh jobs created in India after stimulus: ILO report

Five lakh jobs were created in
India in the third quarter this year after the government
announced stimulus packages, an ILO report released on Monday said.