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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

Seafarers’ ‘Bill of Rights’ extends to cruise ships too

Maritime Labour Convention, 2006The International Labour Organization (ILO) will mark the coming into force of its historic Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, on 20 August 2013. The ILO Convention, known as “MLC, 2006”, will establish minimum working and living standards for seafarers and be an essential step toward ensuring fair competition and Continue reading