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  1. Migrant workers in Jordan are making their voices heard

    12 December 2012

    As the world marks International Migrants Day on December 18, ILO News looks at the impact of legislation allowing migrant workers in Jordan to join trade unions.

  2. Wanted: Local workers for the oil and gas industry

    12 December 2012

    The oil and gas industry is facing increasing shortages of skilled workers. This could be an opportunity for oil- and gas-producing countries to boost the involvement of their local workforce.

  3. HIV and AIDS and the world of work in Jordan: Challenges and workplace action in the tourism sector

    As part of a series of initiatives to mark World AIDS Day in Jordan, the ILO will hold two seminars in Amman (December 11) and Aqaba (December 13) on "HIV and AIDS and the World of Work in Jordan: Challenges and workplace action in the tourism sector".

  4. Labour market gender gap: Two steps forward, one step back

    11 December 2012

    The gender gap in global labour markets showed some convergence in the earlier part of the last decade but increased after the crisis erupted in 2007, according to an ILO report produced in collaboration with UN Women. The picture varies considerably among regions.

  5. Norway supports skills and entrepreneurship for youth in Yemen

    10 December 2012

    The ILO and the Government of Norway have launched a project to promote skills development and youth entrepreneurship in Yemen in partnership with the Ministry of Labour, trade unions and employers’ organizations.

  6. Economic crisis leads to huge changes in working practices

    10 December 2012

    Large numbers of employees are getting lower wages because they are working fewer hours and doing less overtime. Many are also ‘work sharing’ - in order to avoid being laid off.

  7. Wage growth slows globally despite increases in emerging countries

    07 December 2012

    New ILO figures show a continuing slowdown in global wages in developed countries and some resilience in emerging economies.

  8. Workers getting a smaller slice of the pie

    07 December 2012

    Workers have been getting a smaller share of national income, as a bigger slice has gone to profits in most countries. This trend has wide-ranging economic and social implications.

  9. Minimum wages key to cutting working poverty, says ILO

    07 December 2012

    Minimum wages reduce working poverty and protect vulnerable workers. Their levels reflect both the needs of workers and the prevailing economic conditions and level of national income.

  10. Connecting with Employers

    The workshop connects employers and workers with UNRWA’s Employment Services Centres and raises awareness about the legal and administrative procedures concerning Palestinian employment in Lebanon.