May 2021

  1. Domestic Workers

    Malta ratifies the Domestic Workers Convention

    17 May 2021

    Malta becomes the 32nd ILO member State to ratify Convention No. 189

  2. © Michel Curi 2021

    Occupational health

    Long working hours can increase deaths from heart disease and stroke, say ILO and WHO

    17 May 2021

    The number of people working long hours globally has increased over time, to an estimated 479 million workers, or nine per cent of the global population.

  3. © Portuguese Presidency EU 2021

    Social Summit in Porto

    ILO Director-General addresses EU Social Summit in Porto

    13 May 2021

    Europe must seize its opportunity to increase investment in training, social protection, social dialogue and the jobs of the future, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, told EU leaders at their Social Summit in Porto, Portugal.

April 2021

  1. News

    ILO: “A green recovery would add 20 million jobs by 2030”

    28 April 2021

    At a meeting organized by the European Commission, the ILO underlined that climate action presents an enormous opportunity for our economies. The transition to a low-carbon economy brings net job gains but also involves deep structural changes in labour markets. Addressing the employment and social dimensions of climate action is therefore vital.

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    Rights of home-based workers

    Slovenia signs ILO Home Work Convention No. 177

    20 April 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic triggered a shift in work modalities. As workplaces became potential contaminators, home-based work became a preferred option both for employees and employers. However, not all national legislations have been prepared to provide solutions and employers confronted a legal void as they tried to adapt to the new circumstances. The ILO Convention No. 177 aims to promote and protect the rights of those who work at home. On 14 April 2021, ILO Director General Guy Ryder and Slovenian Minister Plenipotentiary, Damir Devčič signed the ILO Convention on Home Work.

  3. News

    Towards a better labour market inclusion for persons with disabilities in Europe and beyond

    19 April 2021

    Developing disability-inclusive social protection systems, and providing training and skills development to persons living with disabilities are key to ensure their inclusion into the labour market, said the ILO.

  4. Decent work

    ILO calls for urgent action to create decent jobs in Syria

    08 April 2021

    ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, has called for a strong push to develop formal employment in Syria as part of the humanitarian efforts deployed in the country. Decent work opportunities and decent livelihoods will contribute to creating resilience and to promoting peace highlighted Ryder in a message to the Brussels conference on Syria.

March 2021

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    Gender equality

    Luxembourg supports the Equal Pay International Coalition

    29 March 2021

    The Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) is a multi-stakeholder partnership committed to achieve equal pay for women and men for work of equal value by 2030. Taina Bofferding, the Minister for Equality between women and men, explains why Luxembourg has decided to join the coalition and why gender equality matters to the country.

  2. News

    EU and ILO mark anniversary of the Council Recommendation on a European framework for quality and effective apprenticeships

    15 March 2021

    At a high-level conference on quality and effective apprenticeships, organized by the ILO and the European Alliance for Apprenticeships, the ILO Director-General said that the pandemic has severely affected skills and lifelong learning. The effects of the pandemic on apprenticeships and internships stand to last long after the lockdown measures are lifted.

  3. News

    Making the most of remote work requires focus on the human dimension, says ILO

    09 March 2021

    It is our collective responsibility to make the most of the opportunities created by remote working, while keeping our focus on the human dimension, the ILO Director-General has said at a High-level Conference on the Future of Work, organized by the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU.