10 February 2011
03 February 2011
How does one organize workers in export processing zones around the world? This is the issue that a seminar, organized from the 21 to 23 February 2011 in Brussels, will seek to address.
15 December 2010
If your organization is an international workers’ organization and you wish to participate in the 100th Session of the International Labour Conference, which will take place in Geneva from 1 to 17 June 2011, your request to receive an invitation should be sent to the Director-General of the ILO, marked for the attention of Mr Martinot-Lagarde of the Bureau for External Relations and Partnerships, with a copy to Mr Cunniah, Director of the Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV), to arrive no later than 3 February 2011.
21 November 2010
01 November 2010
Millions of workers worldwide are employed in Export Processing Zones (EPZs). Most of these are young women, often migrants and mostly from poor backgrounds. They work long hours with precarious contracts. In most cases, they cannot organise themselves into trade unions to protect their rights. The Indonesian affiliates of the International Metalworkers’ Federation have demonstrated that despite the difficulties, it is possible to organise EPZ workers. The video below shows the strategies Indonesian unions are using to organise these workers. (Courtesy IMF)
14 October 2010
Trade Union Participation in International Labour Standards Activities and the ILO Supervisory System(deadline 1 September 2010)
29 July 2010
The Global Labour University invites trade unionists and labour activists to apply to a Masters in "Labour and Globalisation" at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.
10 July 2010
05 July 2010