ILO in EU/Benelux media
Fall in real wages could fuel social unrest, ILO Director-General warns
30 November 2022
In an interview with EurActiv, ILO Director-General Gilbert F. Houngbo discusses the Global Wage Report 2022-23: The impact of inflation and COVID-19 on wages and purchasing power.
Guy Ryder on Euronews: Countries should work together to support digital labour platform workers
24 February 2021
ILO Director-General Guy Ryder tells Euronews Now that the rapid growth of digital labour platforms have contributed positively to thousands of workers around the world, but that they raise enormous challenges on minimum levels of pay, social security, sick leave, occupational safety and health, and more. He calls for an international dialogue to set minimum standards and ensuring a fair level-playing field for these platforms and their workers.
COVID-19 has exposed the fragility of our economies
25 March 2020
The coronavirus pandemic is not just a medical crisis, but a social and economic one too, says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.
How should the EU mitigate the coronavirus economic downturn?
23 March 2020
Council of the EU welcomes the ILO Centenary Declaration for the future of work
25 October 2019
"From school to decent work" - empowering young women in the world of work
14 July 2016
A reflection on women's economic empowerment, and factors that are preventing women to access quality education and decent jobs.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: "We must do more to ensure access to employment for refugees"
07 July 2016
The UN Secretary-General reflects on the refugee crisis and calls on European leaders to act with compassion and foresight.
Future of work
Guy Ryder: "The future of work is not determined, we can shape it."
03 July 2016
ILO Director-General Guy Ryder discusses policies to shape the future of work on the occasion of a conference organized by ETUI and ETUC in Brussels on 27-29 June 2016, entitled “Shaping the new world of work”.
Inequalities and middle-income groups
Interview with EurActiv - "ILO: Middle class at risk"
01 March 2016
Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead, co-author of the report "Trends in the world of work: What effects on inequalities and middle-income groups" explains trends relating to the middle class in Europe.
"How should the EU finance its baby-boomers' pensions?" Sophie asks ILO expert John Woodall
21 January 2013
In Euronews' programme "Utalk", Sophie from Zurich asked ILO Senior Social Security specialist John Woodall how her generation will pay for the pensions of baby-boomers.