17 May 2021
Malta becomes the 32nd ILO member State to ratify Convention No. 189
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.
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.
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.
Rights of home-based workers
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.