News

2013

  1. Malta ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    18 January 2013

    Malta becomes the 34th ILO member State and the 12th EU member State to ratify this landmark Convention.

  2. Maldives ratifies the eight ILO fundamental Conventions

    16 January 2013

    The Maldives has ratified the eight ILO fundamental Conventions on 4 January 2013, dealing with four categories of fundamental principles and rights at work: freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining; the elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labour; the effective abolition of child labour; and the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.

  3. Finland ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    10 January 2013

    Finland is the 33rd ILO member State and the 11th EU member State to ratify this landmark Convention

2012

  1. 366th Report of the Committee on Freedom of Association

    14 November 2012

    The Committee of Freedom of Association, set up by the Governing Body at its 117th Session (November 1951), met at the International Labour Office, Geneva, on 1 and 2 November 2012, under the chairmanship of Professor Paul van der Heijden.

  2. 365th Report of the Committee on Freedom of Association

    14 November 2012

    The Committee on Freedom of Association set up by the Governing Body at its 117th Session (November 1951), met for its 316th Session at the International Labour Office, Geneva, on 1, 2 and 9 November 2012, under the chairmanship of Professor Paul van der Heijden.

  3. Conference Committee on the Application of Standards: Extracts from the Record of Proceedings (ILC 2012)

    04 October 2012

    The Conference Committee on the Application of Standards, a standing tripartite body of the International Labour Conference and an essential component of the ILO’s supervisory system, examines each year the report published by the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations.

  4. ILO mission to Fiji aborted

    19 September 2012

    An ILO direct contacts mission on freedom of association has been obliged to depart from Fiji without having completed its mandate.

  5. Landmark treaty for domestic workers to come into force

    05 September 2012

    The ILO’s Convention on Domestic Workers has now been ratified by two countries, meaning it will come into effect in a year’s time. The Convention extends basic labour rights to tens of millions of domestic workers worldwide.

  6. Domestic work is no longer a “domestic issue”

    05 September 2012

    The ratification of ILO Convention 189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers by the Philippines this week breaks new ground in extending basic labour rights to the nearly 100 million of domestic workers worldwide. We look at what it will mean for these workers when the Convention comes into force next year.

  7. The Russian Federation – making a major step forward for decent work for seafarers and quality shipowners

    21 August 2012

    The ratification of the MLC, 2006 means that the Russian Federation is among the “first 30” ILO members to demonstrate their commitment to ensuring decent work for seafarer and a level playing field for quality shipowners.