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Poverty rising in Europe, amid global dearth of solid jobs: ILO

A growing number of Europeans are living in "relative poverty", the UN labour agency said Wednesday, warning that a lack of quality jobs worldwide was threatening to undo decades of progress in poverty reduction.

Watch: ILO Director-General calls for improved conditions for water workers

Watch: ILO Director-General calls for improved conditions for water workers

ILO Director-General and Chair of UN-Water, highlights the situation of  the some 1.5 billion people who work in water, many of whom are not recognized for the work they do, or protected by basic labour rights.

Bangladesh shuts factories, 20,000 workers affected

Bangladesh shuts factories, 20,000 workers affected

 Bangladesh has shut down 73 garment factories for safety reasons since the country's worst-ever industrial tragedy in 2013, affecting nearly 20,000 workers.

ILO, FICCI sign pact with eye on MSME productivity

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) and FICCI Wednesday took their partnership to the next level by signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to impart training to MSMEs to make them competitive and boost productivity.

India committed to achieve inclusive growth: Dattatreya

He assured that the government is committed to protect and safeguard the interests of workers and uphold the dignity of labour.

EU investment plan could create 2.1 million jobs: UN

An ambitious European investment plan could create 2.1 million jobs by 2018 if properly implemented, the ILO said Wednesday.

ILO chief laments failure to tackle inequality at Davos

World leaders meeting in Davos this week are likely to agree that inequality is a problem but unlikely to do anything about it, the head of the International Labour Organization said.

Nearly half of world`s elderly lack pension: ILO

Nearly half of the world`s elderly receive no pension, while many of those who do receive too little and are widely seeing their benefits slashed, the International Labour Organization said Tuesday.

Developing countries see swelling middle class: ILO

Workers in developing countries are increasingly moving to better jobs and joining the middle class, but 839 million workers still earn less than $2.00 a day, the International Labour Organization said.

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.

Unemployment levels rising in India: Experts

Unemployment rate in India is showing an increasing trend since 2011 when it was 3.5 percent. The same rose to 3.6 percent in 2012 and climbed to 3.7 percent last year.

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.

Advanced economies face high or rising unemployment: UN

The International Labor Organization (ILO) made the statement in a report released Monday, UN spokesman Martin Nesirky told reporters here.

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.

IBSA proposes tripartite group to promote 'Decent Work'

The declaration was signed on the sidelines of the 15-day long International Labour Conference here. Union Labour Minister Mallikarjun Kharge is representing India in the conference.

75 million youths to be unemployed in 2012: ILO

It said the rate would even be higher if one takes into account the 6.4 million youth worldwide who have either given up searching for a job or have decided to prolong their studies due to the extremely adverse conditions in the labour market.

Nine vie to head International Labour Organisation

Nine candidates are vying to succeed Juan Somavia as director-general of the International Labour Organisation, the UN body said Tuesday after nominations closed.

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".