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.
11 December 2012
As migrant workers cross borders to take up jobs in informal or poorly regulated labour markets, they are often at risk of exploitation. Through the tripartite action to protect migrant workers from labour exploitation (TRIANGLE) project, AusAID supports the international labour organization to promote legal and safe migration in the greater mekong subregion and Malaysia, a key destination country. Over its lifespan, TRIANGLE will protect an estimated 20,000 migrant workers from exploitation by providing legal assistance on labour rights, and by improving national labour standards.
20 November 2012
Restrictions in Lebanon do not exclude Palestinian refugees from the labour market but lead to exploitative conditions, a new ILO-EU study says.
29 October 2012
International migrants send home over US$ 400 billion a year, yet they and their families often lack basic social protection. That is where microinsurance can step in.
18 October 2012
The ILO looks to harnessing the potential of the world’s rural areas as city dwellers in the developing world struggle to find work.
20 September 2012
As protests spread in southern Europe – especially in Greece, Spain and Portugal – against austerity measures, more and more people hit by the crisis are moving to northern countries in search of decent jobs. Public sector workers are not an exception.
25 July 2012
A recent ILO study on "Migrant workers in the international hotel industry" shows how migrant workers and the hotel industry depend on each other. It also looks at the general working conditions these workers face. The ILO’s hotel, catering and tourism expert Wolfgang Weinz discusses the main findings of the report.
17 July 2012
Thai workers often pay large sums to get a job abroad that at times falls well short of what the recruiters’ promised. An ILO initiative has helped former migrants win financial redress.
16 July 2012
One third of the Philippines population live in poverty, and thousands head out every day to work abroad. The ILO is promoting entrepreneurship as an alternative to hard-to-get wage jobs and migration.
06 July 2012
By Ms Catherine Vaillancourt-Laflamme, Chief Technical Adviser ILO at the First Project Advisory Committee meeting: ILO Decent Work Across Borders Project, Bayleaf Hotel Manila, Philippines, 6 July 2012.