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All countries have suffered a sharp deterioration in employment and national income.(Representative Photo)

World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2021

By International Labour Organization
PUBLISHED ON JUL 21, 2021 01:55 PM IST
The pandemic has brought unprecedented disruption that - absent concerted policy efforts - will scar the social and employment landscape for years to come. The study has been authored by Verónica Escudero and consecutively by Janine Berg.
International Labour Organization (ILO), launched the World Day Against Child Labour to ensure a normal childhood for the many children in the age group 5 to 17 and providing them with adequate education, proper health care, leisure time or just basic freedom.(Unsplash)
International Labour Organization (ILO), launched the World Day Against Child Labour to ensure a normal childhood for the many children in the age group 5 to 17 and providing them with adequate education, proper health care, leisure time or just basic freedom.(Unsplash)

World Day against Child Labour 2020: Significance, Theme, Steps taken to eradicate the social evil

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2020 12:15 PM IST
The World Day Against Child Labour is observed on June 12 in almost 100 countries all around the globe every year.
Representational image.(File Photo)
Representational image.(File Photo)

About 400 million workers in India may sink into poverty: UN report

United Nations | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 08, 2020 03:49 PM IST
The International Labour Organization (ILO) in its report titled ‘ILO Monitor 2nd edition: COVID-19 and the world of work’, describes coronavirus pandemic as “the worst global crisis since World War II”.
The annual WESO Trends report analyses key labour market issues, including unemployment, labour underutilisation, working poverty, income inequality, labour income share and factors that exclude people from decent work.(HT file)
The annual WESO Trends report analyses key labour market issues, including unemployment, labour underutilisation, working poverty, income inequality, labour income share and factors that exclude people from decent work.(HT file)

Global unemployment projected to rise by around 2.5 million in 2020: UN report

United Nations | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2020 02:19 PM IST
The number of people unemployed around the world stands at some 188 million. In addition, 165 million people do not have enough paid work, and 120 million have either given up actively searching for work or otherwise lack access to the labour market.
During 2011-16, the number of cases of occupational diseases reported to the government in India was only 562. In contrast, a scientific article published in the National Medical Journal of India, 2016, indicates prevalence of occupational diseases such as silicosis and byssinosis.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
During 2011-16, the number of cases of occupational diseases reported to the government in India was only 562. In contrast, a scientific article published in the National Medical Journal of India, 2016, indicates prevalence of occupational diseases such as silicosis and byssinosis.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

India must seize the opportunity to create safe and healthy workplace

By Dagmar Walter
PUBLISHED ON MAY 20, 2019 08:08 AM IST
It has been well established that a safe and healthy workplace is a productive and dynamic one, leading to sustainable businesses.
Mexican domestic worker Ignacia Ponciano poses at the house where she has worked for over 30 years in Mexico City on January 18, 2019. - The working conditions of domestics in Latin America, to whom director Alfonso Cuaron pays homage in his recent movie 'Roma', is slowly reaching a legal framework. Whilst several countries in the region have established laws for the sector in the last decade, other simultaneous realities such as economic crises and migration, are hampering those conquests and ambitions of formality. (Photo by Rodrigo ARANGUA / AFP)(AFP)
Mexican domestic worker Ignacia Ponciano poses at the house where she has worked for over 30 years in Mexico City on January 18, 2019. - The working conditions of domestics in Latin America, to whom director Alfonso Cuaron pays homage in his recent movie 'Roma', is slowly reaching a legal framework. Whilst several countries in the region have established laws for the sector in the last decade, other simultaneous realities such as economic crises and migration, are hampering those conquests and ambitions of formality. (Photo by Rodrigo ARANGUA / AFP)(AFP)

Netflix original Roma casts spotlight on Latin America’s domestic workers

By Agence France-Presse, Montevideo
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2019 07:02 PM IST
The live-in nanny in Alfonso Cuaron’s Oscar-nominated film Roma, Ignacia Ponciano represents millions of women working in domestic service across Latin America for want of a better opportunity.
We need to identify strategies to organise informal workers (both the working poor and gig economy workers) to increase their collective representative voice and ensure that their fundamental rights at work are not violated.(Bloomberg)
We need to identify strategies to organise informal workers (both the working poor and gig economy workers) to increase their collective representative voice and ensure that their fundamental rights at work are not violated.(Bloomberg)

Informal jobs are the new norm, not the exception

By Radhicka Kapoor
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2019 07:29 AM IST
We need to identify strategies to organise informal workers to increase their collective representative voice.
According to a July 2018 International Labour Organization (ILO)(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
According to a July 2018 International Labour Organization (ILO)(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Men sharing childcare make society more equal

PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2019 03:26 PM IST
Social assumptions about Noble Mothers who sacrifice careers for their children are deeply ingrained
Doha is keen to show it is tackling allegations of worker exploitation as it prepares to host the 2022 soccer World Cup, which it has presented as a showcase of its progress and development.(AFP File)
Doha is keen to show it is tackling allegations of worker exploitation as it prepares to host the 2022 soccer World Cup, which it has presented as a showcase of its progress and development.(AFP File)

Qatar amends laws to allow foreign workers to leave country without exit permits from employers

Dubai | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2018 10:38 AM IST
Qatar’s system still requires the country’s 1.6 million mainly Asian foreign workers to obtain their employers’ consent before changing jobs, which rights groups say leaves workers open to abuse.
Human resource departments may have something to do with women not reporting bad behaviour in Asian companies.(HT File Photo)
Human resource departments may have something to do with women not reporting bad behaviour in Asian companies.(HT File Photo)

The big #MeToo dilemma in India and China is who you gonna call

Bloomberg | By Nisha Gopalan
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2018 10:53 AM IST
But while Western outfits are right to fear lawsuits stemming from the #MeToo movement, many companies in Asia probably feel it’s not something they need to worry about.
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