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ILO: Travel woes: tourism and travel jobs suffer new decline
01 June 2003
Since January of 2002, when the ILO first reported major job losses in the travel and tourism sector due to post-September 11 economic woes and security concerns, the sector is facing new problems. The recent outbreak of SARS has further cut into the sector, axing more jobs. ILO analyst Dirk Belau answers questions about the problems facing the sector.
UKRAINIAN HEALTH WORKERS
29 May 2003
New studies into health services in the former Soviet republic of Ukraine paint an alarming picture of dropping life expectancy and a rise in infectious diseases, including TB and Aids. Universal health care for all workers is no longer an option with an economy in transition and high unemployment. The International Labour Organisation and the union federation, Public Services International, found that health workers are struggling to survive on their wages and -- with the SARS virus -- there’s a new fear, as ILO TV now reports from Kiev.
The vital link : [computer file] video on cd-rom / International Labour Office, Sectoral Activities, MARIT Team.
29 May 2003
Presents an account of the sometimes difficult living and working conditions of seafarers under the background of ILO's Maritime Conventions. Includes statements from shipowners, workers federations and others.
Employment in the utilities sector continues to decline
23 May 2003
Mergers and acquisitions in the water, electricity and gas services have resulted in a continuous employment decline in most countries since 1985, according to a new report by the International Labour Office (ILO) to be discussed at a "Tripartite Meeting on Challenges and Opportunities Facing Public Utilities" here on 19-23 May 2003.
DISABILITY IN UKRAINE
12 April 2003
A new study from the International Labour Office finds discrimination in the workplace is rampant and that new forms are emerging. In Eastern Europe, unemployment rates are particularly high for the disabled and are a particular cause for concern, as ILO TV reports.
Danger: Children working – Guatemala fireworks industry
20 March 2003
More than 80 million children worldwide are employed in dangerous work, International Labour Organization figures show. In Guatemala, many work in the fireworks industry, but as ILO TV now reports, the challenge is to find poor families alternative sources of income.
13 February 2003
An international conference in Washington this week (May 7-8) organized by the US Department of Labour will highlight the plight of child soldiers. More than 300 000 youngsters under 18 are fighting in conflicts all around the world. A report from the International Labour Organization, or ILO, looks at some of the roots of the problem and measures needed to help former combatants return to normal life.
Current Maritime Labour Law Issues - An Internationally Uniform Identity Document for Seafarers
01 January 2003
This article reviews the achievements of the recently adopted Convention on Seafarers’ Identity Documents (Revised) 2003, (No.185) adopted by the International Labour Conference of the International Labour Organization. (First published in the World Maritime University Journal of Maritime Affairs, 2003, Vol. 2, No. 2. Reproduced with permission).
Real Madrid Campaign Against Child Labour
16 December 2002
Superstars of the soccer world teamed up with the International Labour Organization in a campaign to fight child labour. The Galacticos, as the top players are known, joined with the ILO and the football association, FIFA, to give child labour the red card, used to send a player off the pitch.
VIOLENCE IN COLOMBIA
12 December 2002
Trade unionists in Colombia have become the targets of political violence which has contributed to giving the country one of the highest murder rates in the world. ILO TV reports on a day in the life of a workers’ representative and on how the International Labour Organization is working with unions and the governments to promote conflict resolution.