News items

November 2016

  1. Promoting employment and enhancing business linkages in Indonesia

    29 November 2016

    Around 80 representatives from multinational companies, employers’ associations, workers’ organizations, employment observers and academia gathered in Jakarta in November to look at ways in which business could further advance the principles of the ILO Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy (MNE Declaration).

  2. Promoting sustainable and responsible business practices in Indonesia

    29 November 2016

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) organized a series of seminars on sustainable and responsible business practices in Indonesia. These series of seminars responded to the complex challenges that currently affect the world of work, particularly the uncertainty from the slowing of global and national economies, reliance on a degraded resource base which is further threatened by an inevitable change in climate conditions and social inclusion.

  3. Learning from the ILO’s experiences in promoting food security and sustainable rural development

    28 November 2016

    To jointly tackle the food security and improve the rural development in the Indonesia, the ILO, in collaboration with the Ministry of Villages, Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration and the Food Agricultural Organization (FAO), has developed a two-year joint programme on decent work for food security and sustainable development in NTT.

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    Reshaping the labour policies for the future of work

    28 November 2016

    Responding to the major process of change in the Indonesian world of work, the Indonesian Employers’ Association (Apindo) conducted a two-day Industrial Relations Conference under the theme “Labour Law Rejuvenation to Face Digitalization Era” in Surabaya, East Java in November.

  5. ILO-AJI Jakarta Awarded Journalists on Domestic Workers and Child Domestic Workers

    25 November 2016

    The ILO and the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) Jakarta conducted a media award for best reportage on the protection of domestic workers and the elimination of child domestic labour in Indonesia on 23 November in Jakarta.

  6. Scope and potential of China-EU labour mobility and protection of migrant workers’ rights explored among Chinese policy makers and practitioners at ILO workshop in Nanjing

    24 November 2016

    The workshop drew on the studies conducted under the Support to EU-China Dialogue on Migration and Mobility Project and other ILO initiatives covering China-EU Labour Migration Scope and Potential, Recruitment Costs, Complaint Mechanism Assessment, and Attracting and Retaining Foreign Skilled Workers in China. The workshop provided an exchange platform for participants from relevant government departments, private sector and civil society to interact with international and national experts and practitioners on labour migration manage-ment and relevant issues. A regional and sectoral focus demonstrated the good practices and potential for enhanced China-EU labour migration and move-ments. Evidence-based policy advice was provided to China and EU authorities to further improve migration management and maximize the development out-come for all parties concerned.

  7. Consultation session on the gender pay gap in the textile and garment sector in Pakistan

    22 November 2016

    A consultative session on Gender Pay Gap in Garment Sector attracted a diverse and articulate group of around 60 stakeholders. The event featured presentations on the quantitative and qualitative analysis and live Q&A. An expert panel commented on the drivers of pay discrimination and small facilitated groups focussed on how to address the various limitations of women’s pay and opportunities.

  8. Better Work Update – October 2016

    22 November 2016

    Better Work Bangladesh (BWB) is dedicated to improving working conditions, quality and productivity in RMG factories and to contribute to the sustainability and image of the industry. To achieve this goal, we build strong partnerships with government, employer associations, workers and their representatives and global apparel buyers.

  9. ILO hosted an initial discussion on future of work initiatives in Indonesia

    07 November 2016

    The world of work is undergoing a major process of change. There are several forces transforming it, from the onward march of technology , the impact of, and responses to climate change, to the changing character of production and employment, to name a few.

  10. ILO’s Press Statement on the tragic incident of fire at the shipbreaking facility in Gadani, Pakistan

    04 November 2016

    The ILO Country Office for Pakistan has expressed its deep condolences to the families of the victims of the recent fire at the ship-breaking facility in Gadani.

  11. Companies to tackle youth unemployment through apprenticeship programme

    02 November 2016

    The world is facing a growing youth unemployment crisis, including Indonesia. In many economies, young people are 2.8 times likely to be unemployed than adults but in Indonesia youth are 4.6 times more likely to be unemployed than their adult counterparts.

October 2016

  1. Employment and wages will be impacted in the last income tax haven in the Pacific

    31 October 2016

  2. New era for Kiribati Trade Union Congress (KTUC)

    31 October 2016

    The KTUC organised its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 29th October 2016 in Betio, Tarawa attended by representatives of 5 affiliate unions. Prior to the AGM, a workshop was organised where workers representatives who had attended ILO meetings made presentations.

  3. Kiribati prepares for implementation of new labour laws

    31 October 2016

    “The new act repeals and replaces the Employment Ordinance (1977), Industrial Relations Act (1988) and the Trade Union Act, aligns to ILO conventions and modernises employment practices to respond to changing labour market in Kiribati”, said Ms Taare Uriam, Permanent Secretary for Labour & Human Resource Development.

  4. Employment services starts with 18 skilled workers securing jobs in Australia

    31 October 2016

    The recently established National Career Counselling & Employment Center (NCCEC) within the TVET section of the Kiribati Ministry of Labour & Human Resource Development has already facilitated the departure of 18 skilled workers for the hospitality sector in Australia, with 2 more groups departing in November 2016.

  5. Empowering youth through knowledge sharing

    31 October 2016

    Through knowledge-sharing events presenting inspiring stories by inspiring young speakers, Indonesian youth can further learn how to understand themselves better and to continue pursuing their passion and dreams. The ILO has a long standing commitment to promote decent work for youth.

  6. Call for Expression of Interest: National Consultant for Final Independent Evaluation ILO’s Project on Way-out of Informality

    28 October 2016

    The ILO Country Office for Nepal is inviting a call for applications for the position of a National Consultant for Final Independent Evaluation ILO’s Project on Way-out of Informality.

  7. Timor-Leste to develop its National Social Protection Strategy

    24 October 2016

    The Government of Timor-Leste, with support from the ILO, conducted a two day Seminar for the Development of the National Social Protection Strategy in Timor-Leste in October. The Seminar was conducted in the same week as the National Parliament of Timor-Leste passed the law for the creation of the country’s first contributory social security schemes.

  8. Commemorating the 71th Anniversary of the UN: Enhancing multi-stakeholder partnerships for sustainable development in Indonesia

    24 October 2016

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) participated in an interactive discussion, titled “Indonesia-UN Collaborative Actions: Enhancing Multi-Stakeholder Partnership for Sustainable Development”, in Jakarta on 24 October. The discussion was part of the joint celebration of the 71th anniversary of the United Nations and marked the first year of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

September 2016

  1. ILO and DOLE hold area wide consultations on labour inspection

    30 September 2016

    The ILO, through the USDOL funded project on Building the Capacity of the Philippines’ Labour Inspectorate has conducted a series of area-wide consultations to validate the gap analysis for ILO Conventions on labour inspection and the Proposed Labor Laws Compliance System (LLCS) Bill.