Videos and audio stories

2021

  1. COVID-19: Three priorities to assist Unions in 2021…

    19 March 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has severely affected workers and their organizations across the world. From January to March 2021, the efforts of the ILO Bureau for Workers’ Activities have addressed three main challenges to assist trade unions. Learn more here...

2020

  1. COVID-19 Pandemic: How to combat disinformation?

    08 December 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic creates an opportunity for some people to cause confusion, chaos and public harm through disinformation. How trade unions can contribute to the combat against this?

  2. COVID-19: How to combat stigma and discrimination at the workplace?

    01 December 2020

    COVID-19 outbreak has provocated stigma and discrimination against people perceived to have been in contact with the virus or people with certain ethnic backgrounds, nationalities and migrants. How trade unions can address stigma and discrimination at the workplace? Learn more here...

  3. New ILO Collection of Publications for Workers

    25 November 2020

    Discover the new Workers digital collection with over 1400 ILO publications dedicated to workers and their organizations.

  4. COVID-19: How to end violence and harassment in the world of work?

    12 November 2020

    Some of the necessary emergency measures adopted to suppress the transmission of covid-19 have exposed and exacerbated various forms of violence and harassment in the world of work. How can unions eradicate violence and harassment in the workplace during and after the COVID-19 pandemic? Here's a video to get you started...

  5. COVID-19 Pandemic: How does the ILO support workers’ organizations?

    05 November 2020

    Since March 2020, the ILO Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) has been at the forefront to ensure that workers’ organizations have the information and assistance they need to mitigate the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here some services and actions provided by ACTRAV towards workers'organizations across the world...

  6. COVID-19 pandemic: Why youth employment must be a priority for Unions?

    30 July 2020

    Young workers are over represented in sectors that have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The youth employment must be a priority on the agenda of trade unions. Here is why...

  7. COVID-19 pandemic and Migrant workers: What role for Trade Unions?

    30 July 2020

    There are 164 millions migrant workers around the world and they have been very impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. How can trade unions protect migrant workers during the COVID-19 crisis? Learn more here..

  8. Impact of Covid19 on people’s lives: Voices from Asia

    08 July 2020

    People from all walks of life have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. This video features the voices of an auto-rickshaw driver, a domestic worker, a migrant worker, a street food vendor, a travel industry employee and the owner of a small-medium enterprise speaking about the impact of the pandemic on their lives and livelihood.

  9. COVID-19 Pandemic and Migrant workers: the experience from Africa...

    30 June 2020

    Migrant workers are exposed to vulnerable situations, decent work deficits and inequalities in normal times, and the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated their situations. Joel Odigie from the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa) shares the challenges faced by migrants workers in Africa and the actions taken by Unions to support them in the region.

  10. COVID-19 Pandemic and Migrant workers: the experience from Nepal...

    25 June 2020

    Migrant workers are exposed to vulnerable situations, decent work deficits and inequalities in normal times, and the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated their situations. Ramesh Badal from the General Federation of Nepalese Trade Unions (GEFONT) shares the challenges faced by migrants workers in Nepal and the actions taken by Unions to support them in the country.

  11. COVID-19 Pandemic and Migrant workers: the experience from Bahrain...

    24 June 2020

    Migrant workers are exposed to vulnerable situations, decent work deficits and inequalities in normal times, and the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated their situations. Mohamed Musaed from the General Federation of Bahrain Trade Unions (GFBTU) shares the challenges faced by migrants workers in Bahrain and the actions taken by Unions to support them in the country.

  12. COVID 19 Pandemic: Stimulating the Economy Recovery and Jobs

    18 June 2020

    The ILO policy framework is hinged on four key pillars in tackling the COVID-19 crisis on the basis of International Labour Standards. What can trade unions do to implement the pillar on stimulating the economy and jobs?Learn more here...

  13. Covid-19 Prevention mitigation measures: Ten Action Points for Trade Unions

    10 June 2020

    Across the globe, Governments are now confronted with the major challenge of putting in place appropriate exit strategies to come out of COVID-19 pandemic.What is the role of trade unions during lockdowns, shutdowns and re-opening? Learn more here...

  14. COVID-19: What role for Workers' Organizations?

    17 April 2020

    The COVID-19 outbreak is the most severe crisis facing the world since the Second World War. It is not just a public health issue, but causing massive disruptions in the world of work. Workers’ organizations have a crucial role in combating the outbreak. Discover how...​

2019

  1. Green jobs: a sustainable path out of poverty for Bangladesh

    05 February 2019

    Despite economic growth, the pace of poverty reduction has slowed and the country still ranks 173 out of 180 countries in the Environmental Performance Index. According to the ILO’s research, millions of jobs could be created with the right policies to promote a greener economy.

2017

  1. A better trained labour inspectorate | Zannat Ara

    04 December 2017

    ILO has helped develop a comprehensive foundational training programme for labour inspectors in Bangladesh. Some 200 inspectors have taken part in the 40-day course which gives them a solid grounding in the skills they need to carry out their work effectively. This work was supported by the ILO's Improving Working Conditions in the Ready Made garment Sector Programme funded by Canada, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

  2. A better trained labour inspectorate | Ujjal Deb

    04 December 2017

    ILO has helped develop a comprehensive foundational training programme for labour inspectors in Bangladesh. Some 200 inspectors have taken part in the 40-day course which gives them a solid grounding in the skills they need to carry out their work effectively. This work was supported by the ILO's Improving Working Conditions in the Ready Made garment Sector Programme funded by Canada, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

  3. Women inspectors reach out to workers on the factory floor

    02 December 2017

    ILO has supported the creation of a gender inclusive labour inspectorate in Bangladesh through training of female labour inspectors and the creation of a comprehensive inspection checklist that protects the rights of both women and men in the workplace. The work is carried out by ILO's Improving Working Conditions in the Ready-Made garment Sector programme supported by Canada, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

  4. Introducing the Bangladesh labour inspectorate (animation)

    18 October 2017

    The Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments (DIFE) plays an important role in ensuring worker safety and rights in Bangladesh. This short animation highlights just what DIFE does and how it can help workers. It was produced with support from the ILO's Improving Working Conditions in the Ready Made garment Sector Programme funded by Canada, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.