News, articles and events

  1. News

    All Talk and No Action?

    20 April 2018

    Five years ago, over 1,100 garment workers lost their lives and hundreds became permanently disabled. How much has really changed at an institutional level­­? On the fifth anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse, we turn the spotlight on the state—how much of its professed commitments to protect our workers has it kept?

  2. News

    This is the world's cheapest place to scrap ships' - but in Chittagong, it's people who pay the price.

    02 December 2017

    Thousands of workers have been killed or maimed dismantling the world’s ships in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan.

  3. News

    Towards better, improved employment-related social security in Indonesia

    08 September 2017

    Building greater trust among relevant stakeholders, optimizing benefits adequacy, re-profiling members of social security for workers as well as synchronizing existing regulations were the four recommendations from the joint evaluation seminar conducted by the ILO and the Ministry of Manpower in Jakarta on 7 September.

  4. XXI World Congress on Safety and Health at Work

    Global action needed to tackle rising work-related injuries and diseases, ILO says

    07 September 2017

    Work-related fatal injuries and diseases have increased from 2.3 million to 2.78 million per year according to new data issued at the World Congress on Safety and Health at Work held in Singapore. ILO launched a call for concerted global action to address new and emerging occupational safety and health challenges.

  5. Press release

    Examining two-year implementation of social security for workers in the digitalization era

    06 September 2017

    Social security system for workers has been implemented for two years in Indonesia. This system covers four schemes managed by the Employment-related Social Security Provider (BPJS Ketenagakerjaan) since 1 July 2015: the Work Accident Benefit, Death Benefit, Old-Age Saving Benefit and Pension.

  6. News

    Self employed taxi, Grab, Uber drivers to be covered under employment injury scheme.

    29 April 2017

    MARAN, Malaysia: Some 100,000 self-employed taxi, Uber and Grab drivers will be covered under the Employment Injury Scheme after the Senate passed the Self Employment Social Security Bill 2017.

  7. Press release

    ILO revises its landmark Declaration on multinational enterprises

    17 March 2017

    The ILO has revised its landmark MNE Declaration on multinational enterprises and social policy, which provides guidance on how companies can contribute to the realization of decent work for all.