What does the European Labour Authority do to improve labour inspection and labour mobility? Interview with Pedro Assares, Head of Unit “Enforcement and Analysis”, European Labour Authority (ELA)
22 November 2022
In September, 2022, the ILO and the ELA collaborated on recommendations on how to reduce the risks of trafficking in persons, labour exploitation and undeclared work, with a focus on Ukrainian refugees in Moldova and the European Member states. We interviewed Pedro Assares, Head of Unit “Enforcement and Analysis” at the European Labour Authority, based in Bratislava, Slovakia, to learn more about ELA and common issues with the ILO.
New trade union services
08 November 2022
The ILO supported the National Trade Union Confederation of Moldova (CNSM) to launch a mobile application at the end of September, 2022 enabling trade union members to report workers’ rights violations to the unions and the State Labour Inspectorate. Within two weeks, about 400 users downloaded the application.
Inside the ILO
27 October 2022
After almost three years, staff from across the region gathered for a workshop focused on addressing future challenges.
24 October 2022
Nearly 90,000 refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine have chosen to stay in Moldova, where they received a warm reception from the country, as well help from Moldovan trade unions, who are supported by the ILO.
Local will never go out of style: ILO supports the textile industry in Bosnia and Herzegovina to offset the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic
18 October 2022
The European Union-funded ILO project EU4Business Recovery provides financial and technical assistance to 29 textile companies in Bosnia and Herzegovina supporting women entrepreneurs, young people and other vulnerable workers. With this support, the textile companies managed to grow and create jobs even during the pandemic.
ILO and ELA join forces to reduce the risks of labour exploitation and human trafficking for Ukrainians fleeing from the war
04 October 2022
The ILO has already launched an information campaign on the dangers of forced labour which has reached 1.2 million refugees and internally displaced persons.
22 September 2022
The additional funds will cover new services by Ukrainian Employers organizations, crisis support offered by trade unions and an e-Learning platform for Technical and Vocational Training and Education (TVET).
19 September 2022
In the interview series "Three essential questions" with leading researchers and policy makers from Central and Eastern Europe, the ILO interviewed Lidiia Tkachenko, Senior Researcher of Ptukha Institute of Demography and Social Research of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
The ILO offers information to prevent labour exploitation of Ukrainian refugees seeking work in Germany
16 September 2022
The ILO Berlin and Budapest offices, in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Federal German Employment Agency, joined forces to come out with a flyer on the dangers of labour exploitation to help Ukrainian refugees who look for employment in Germany.
Local Employment Partnerships
Breaking the glass ceiling in the construction industry: The story of Natalia Pruteanu, a victim of domestic violence, who launched her own business with ILO support
09 September 2022
Natalia is a kind-hearted woman. She had never admitted to herself that she might be in danger from the person whom she’d chosen to share her life with. She learned the hard way, but through talent, hard work, having a dream, and ILO support, she was able to make a new life and achieve economic independence.