News, articles and statements

2015

  1. Albania

    Better employment services and improved vocational education

    22 January 2015

    The Delegation of the European Union to Albania and the International Labour Organization (ILO), in cooperation with the Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth, presented results a three-year Human Resources Development project on 15 January 2015 in Tirana.

2014

  1. Statement

    Sandra Polaski: "important improvements still required in many areas"

    20 October 2014

    At an ILO-EU stocktaking meeting on the Sustainability Compact for Bangladesh, ILO Deputy Director-General Sandra Polaski said that despite important progress made in terms of labour conditions, a lot of work still remains to be done.

  2. Occupational safety and health

    Government, workers' and employers' representatives agreed on the main elements of a roadmap on OSH in mines

    17 October 2014

    The Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MoLSS), International Labour Organization (ILO), social partners and other relevant stakeholders discussed how risk assessments, compliance with national legislation, labour inspection and the social partners can contribute to increased safety and health in mines in a national tripartite meeting held in Ankara.

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    Nicaragua

    “Supervisors of the future”

    10 October 2014

    The ILO American Regional Meeting kicks off next week in Lima, Peru, with a focus on topics such as productivity, social inclusion, competitiveness and the informal economy. ILO News looks at how some of these issues have been tackled in the apparel industry through Better Work Nicaragua, a joint ILO-IFC programme.

  4. Informal economy

    ILO Director-General: Labour inspections key to fighting undeclared work

    18 September 2014

    Guy Ryder urges EU member states to ramp up steps to support formalization of the informal economy, spotlighting specific action for tackling undeclared work.

  5. Garment industry in Bangladesh

    125 Labour Inspectors Received Training by the ITC-ILO

    26 June 2014

    Labour Inspectors from the Department of Inspection of Factories and Establishments attended a three week long training programme by the ILO aimed at strengthening capacity of the labour inspection system of Bangladesh

  6. Garment industry in Bangladesh

    Future Directions Set for Modernization of the Labour Inspection System in Bangladesh

    26 June 2014

    Participants of a two day workshop on Labour Inspection Management in Bangladesh made a number of recommendations aimed at setting the direction for the modernization of the Labour Inspection System in Bangladesh. The workshop was jointly organized by the Ministry of Labour and Employment and the Improving Working Conditions in the RMG Programme (RMGP) of the International Labour Organization (ILO).

  7. Press release

    CAD $19.5 million ILO project launched to enhance capacity of workforce in key industries in Bangladesh

    15 May 2014

    ‘Bangladesh Skills for Employment and Productivity (B-SEP) Project’ is a five year long initiative of the Government of Bangladesh funded by the Government of Canada and implemented by the ILO.

  8. Press release

    Norway funds effort to strengthen labour rights, improve occupational health and safety for 4,000 Bangladeshi workers in garment, leather and shrimp sectors

    16 March 2014

    "Decent Work and fair globalization are important and related objectives on the Norwegian Government’s agenda. Everybody must enjoy basic workers’ rights, work in an environment where standards are respected, and receive their share of the wealth created,” stated H. E. Ms Merete Lundemo, Ambassador of Norway to Bangladesh.

  9. Press release

    Union registrations rise sharply in Bangladesh garment sector: New labour laws pave way to improve conditions, workers’ rights

    20 February 2014

    The 30 labour officials examined recent changes to labour laws in Bangladesh, which will promote workers’ rights, and facilitate the registration of new trade unions.

  10. Press release

    ILO welcomes the upgrading of the Bangladesh Labour Inspectorate

    09 February 2014

    The ILO welcomes the decision of the Government of Bangladesh to upgrade the Chief Inspector of Factories and Establishments office to a ‘Department’. With this upgrade, the number of labour and factory inspectors will increase to a total of 575 from the current 183 positions.

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    Press release

    New labour inspectors on board to ensure compliance

    22 January 2014

    To achieve sustainable reform in labour inspection system in Bangladesh, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the program “Promotion of Social and Environmental Standards in the Industry” (PSES), implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), joined hands to develop capacity of the newly recruited labour inspectors of the Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments (DIFE).

2013

  1. Press release

    RMG building safety inspections to start tomorrow after major breakthrough

    21 November 2013

    Inspections of all export-oriented Ready Made Garment (RMG) and knitwear factory buildings in Bangladesh will start tomorrow, 22 November 2013.

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    Labour economics

    ILO launches book on labour administration in times of crisis

    21 November 2013

    One of the book’s main findings is that massive cuts in government spending have led to the down-sizing of labour administration systems in many countries.

  3. Labour standards

    South Africa ratifies four international labour Conventions

    21 June 2013

    The Government of the Republic of South Africa deposited with the International Labour Office the instrument of ratification of four international labour Conventions, the Labour Inspection Convention, 1947 (No.81), the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006), the Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 (No. 188), and the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189).

  4. ILO reform process

    Ryder: Decent Work and labour standards central to the global economy

    07 June 2013

    The ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, addresses the workers delegates attending the 102nd session of the International Labour Conference.

  5. News

    Training of trainers for Vietnamese labour inspectors (Do Son District, Viet Nam 4-8 March 2013)

    08 March 2013

    At the request of the Viet Nam Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), the ILO, in collaboration with the MOLISA Inspectorate, carried out a training of trainers for labour inspectors.

  6. News

    Workshop on Strengthening Labour Law Compliance in Ukraine: Way Forward (Kyiv, 5 February 2013)

    05 February 2013

    Within the framework of Canadian and Norwegian-founded ILO projects, the ILO organised a workshop on the importance of tripartite cooperation amongst labour inspectorates and social partners and the use of new technologies to enhance the effectiveness of labour inspectorates.

  7. News

    ILO workshop on Good Labour Inspection Practices in GCC Countries

    29 January 2013

    A workshop to exchange good practices on labour inspection was held in Suhar, Oman from 27 to 29 January 2013.

  8. News

    Training of trainers for Indonesian labour inspectors (Bandung, Indonesia 20-24 January 2013)

    24 January 2013

    LAB/ADMIN and ILO-Jakarta organized a training of labour inspector trainers (TOT) at the request of the Indonesian Ministry of Manpower and transmigration (MOMT) and in the context of the Norwegian-funded project on “Good Governance through Labour Administration and Labour Inspection”.