Tag Archives: labour

New report sheds light on health challenges of migrants in South-East Asia

South-East Asia’s migrant workers often face immense hardship throughout their migration experience, such as stigma and discrimination, exploitative working conditions, social exclusion and, critically, a lack of access to health services, says a new report by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Continue reading

Annual ILO Conference to address the future of work, the informal economy and other key issues

The International Labour Organization (ILO) will hold its annual International Labour Conference (ILC) in Geneva from 1 to 13 June, 2015. Worker, employer and government delegates from the ILO’s 185 member States will tackle a wide range of issues, including the transition from the informal to the formal economy, small and medium-sized enterprises and decent and productive employment creation, social protection (labour protection), the application of international labour standards, and programme and budget proposals for 2016/2017. Continue reading

Ten million child labourers in domestic work

SNAP Malawi is a project funded by the United States Department of Labor (USDOL). The content of this page does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the United States Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade name, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the United States Government.To mark World Day Against Child Labour, the ILO publishes a report outlining the abuses suffered by millions of children working in family homes. An estimated 10.5 million children worldwide – most of them under age – are working as domestic workers in people’s homes, in hazardous and sometimes slavery-like conditions, says the ILO. Continue reading