News and articles

June 2021

  1. Meet the authors of IJLR 2021: Mohammed Mwamadzingo, ILO

    28 June 2021

    Mohammed Mwamadzingo, Senior economist at the ILO, is one of the authors of the article entitled "Trade union membership dynamics amidst COVID-19 ". M. Mwamadzingo explains why he contributed to the new edition of the International Journal of Labour Research and highlights the key findings of the article .#IJLR2021

  2. Meet the authors of IJLR 2021: Dr Jukka Takala, International Commission on Occupational Health

    28 June 2021

    Dr Jukka Takala, President of the International Commission on Occupational Health, is one of the authors of the article entitled "Work-related injuries, diseases and Covid-19 ". Dr Takala explains why he contributed to the new edition of the International Journal of Labour Research and highlights the key findings of the article .#IJLR2021

  3. Meet the authors of IJLR 2021: Michele Ford, University of Sydney

    28 June 2021

    Michele Ford, Professor at the University of Sydney is one of the authors of the article entitled "Southeast Asian Unions Respond to the Pressure of COVID-19". She explains why she contributed to the new edition of the International Journal of Labour Research and highlights the key findings of the article .#IJLR2021

  4. Meet the authors of IJLR 2021: Dimitris Stevis, Colorado State University

    28 June 2021

    Dimitris Stevis, Professor at the Colorado State University is one of the authors of the article entitled "Towards a just transition for all: Lessons from the pandemic". He explains why he contributed to the new edition of the International Journal of Labour Research and highlights the key findings of the article .#IJLR2021

  5. Violence and harassment in world of work: Thoughts of Felix Anthony, Fiji

    25 June 2021

    ILO Convention 190 on Violence and Harassment enters into force today, 25th June 2021. Since the adoption of this convention in 2019, unions have played an important role to end violence and harassment in the world work. Felix Anthony, National Secretary (FTUC) and General Secretary of National Union of Workers (NUW ) shares the experience in Fiji...

  6. Trade Unions matter in a human-centred recovery from COVID-19

    24 June 2021

    The new edition of the International Journal of Labour Research explores strategies to help workers and their organizations shape COVID-19 response policies and advocate for social justice and workers’ rights.

  7. Meet the Specialists: Magnus Berge, Workers organizations

    14 June 2021

    Magnus Berge, Senior Specialist for Workers' Organizations explains how he supports ILO work with Trade Unions in Central and Eastern Europe. He promotes Trade Unions so that they can work more effectively to improve working conditions of workers and to protect workers' rights across the region. He advises Trade Unions when their rights are violated. ILO work with Workers organizations focuses on four areas: 1) helping Trade Unions modernize their operations and structures, 2) improve their service delivery to members, 3) helping them to communicate better about laws, workers' rights and services available for them, and 4) helping to draft good policy proposals on labour laws based on International Labour Standards.

  8. ILO Support to Workers’ Organizations during the COVID 19 Pandemic

    07 June 2021

    COVID-19 has been a global human catastrophe. Since March 2020, the ILO Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) has been at the forefront to ensure that workers’ organizations have the information and assistance they need to mitigate the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic..

May 2021

  1. 109th Session of International Labour Conference: What are the challenges and opportunities for workers?

    31 May 2021

    Annette Mpundu Chipeleme, Workers’ Vice President of the 109th session of the International Labour Conference speaks about the challenges and opportunities of this first ever virtual session. She stresses the need to include international labour standards at the heart of recovery policies to combat the COVID-19 pandemic…

March 2021

  1. Trade Unions in Transition: Interview with Maria Helena André

    22 March 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has severely affected workers and their organizations across the world. Maria Helena ANDRE, Director of the ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) explains different scenarios, which may affect the future of trade unions. She stresses also the ILO’s expectations vis-à-vis the important role of workers’ organizations to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and reinforce trade union movement.