World Day Against Child Labour 2020: Smriti Irani, Pema Khandu, other politicos vow to eradicate child labour
According to the United Nations, around 218 million children across the world are working, many of them full-time. They do not attend school and rarely have any time to play. Most do not even get proper nutrition or care.
World Day Against Child Labour 2020: UN, ILO dedicate this year to mitigate impact of COVID-19 crisis on child labour
The ILO and UNICEF have stated that the COVID-19 crisis is risking millions of children being pushed into child labour, which could lead to the first rise in rate after two decades of progress.
Trade unions stage protests against suspension, tweaking of labour laws by some states during lockdown
Ten central trade unions on Friday held protests across the country to oppose suspension and tweaking of labour laws by states
Trade unions to go on strike on 22 May to protest against labour laws suspension by some states during the lockdown
Ten central trade unions on Friday gave a call for a nationwide strike on 22 May to protest against the suspension of labour laws by some states during the lockdown period, and also decided to take the matter to International Labour Organization (ILO)
World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2020: UN adopts 'stop the pandemic' theme as global coronavirus cases cross 30.65 lakh
First observed by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in 2003, World Day for Safety and Health at Work emphasises on the prevention of accidents and diseases at the workplace
About 25 mn jobs could be lost worldwide due to coronavirus; coordinated policy response can lower impact on unemployment: UN
Nearly 25 million jobs could be lost worldwide due to the coronavirus pandemic, but an internationally coordinated policy response can help lower the impact on global unemployment, according to a UN agency
Qatar running out of time to implement labour reforms ahead of 2022 FIFA World Cup, warns Amnesty International
Qatar is running out of time to stamp out serious labour abuse for tens of thousands of migrant workers before the 2022 World Cup according to Amnesty.
Low pay, wage inequality persist in India despite GDP growth; women earn less than men in every category: Report
While real wages almost doubled over 18 years between 1993-94 and 2011-12 and GDP grew four-fold, “the Indian labour market remains characterized by high levels of segmentation and informality”
Despite govt promises of 'fundamental labour changes,' Qatar workers struggle with same old problems
Qatar has come under huge pressure over its treatment of workers since winning the right to host the 2022 World Cup
Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi has welcomed the government's decision to ratify two fundamental conventions of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to address concerns related to child labour.
Myanmar prisoner-turned-parliamentarian Aung San Suu Kyi began a tour of Europe almost certain to attract the kind of fanfare that will test the patience of the reformist generals now in power after decades of army rule.