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48,000 die yearly due to occupational accidents in India: Study

The council observed that as many as 38 fatal accidents take place every day in the construction sector in India.

Nov 20, 2017, 18:04 PM IST

World Day for Safety and Health at Work: Tips for a healthier, secure environment at workplace

Reducing the risks of injury and illness at work can immensely benefit the workers and organisations alike.

Apr 28, 2017, 14:21 PM IST

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.

May 19, 2016, 03:02 AM IST

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.

Mar 22, 2016, 14:59 PM IST

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.

Nov 10, 2015, 14:08 PM IST

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.

Aug 05, 2015, 18:39 PM IST

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.

Jun 15, 2015, 17:39 PM IST

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.

Jan 28, 2015, 20:44 PM IST

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.

Jan 20, 2015, 06:05 AM IST

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.

Sep 30, 2014, 18:59 PM IST

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.

May 27, 2014, 13:29 PM IST

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.

May 21, 2014, 12:42 PM IST

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.

Feb 20, 2014, 12:48 PM IST

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.

Jan 26, 2014, 17:09 PM IST

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.

Jul 20, 2013, 11:54 AM IST

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.

Jun 04, 2013, 13:54 PM IST

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.

Oct 02, 2012, 20:18 PM IST

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.

Jun 12, 2012, 23:37 PM IST

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.

May 22, 2012, 16:31 PM IST

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.

Mar 12, 2012, 20:50 PM IST