Videos

2020

  1. COVID-19 Pandemic and Migrant workers: the experience from Africa...

    30 June 2020

    Migrant workers are exposed to vulnerable situations, decent work deficits and inequalities in normal times, and the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated their situations. Joel Odigie from the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa) shares the challenges faced by migrants workers in Africa and the actions taken by Unions to support them in the region.

  2. COVID-19 Pandemic and Migrant workers: the experience from Nepal...

    25 June 2020

    Migrant workers are exposed to vulnerable situations, decent work deficits and inequalities in normal times, and the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated their situations. Ramesh Badal from the General Federation of Nepalese Trade Unions (GEFONT) shares the challenges faced by migrants workers in Nepal and the actions taken by Unions to support them in the country.

  3. COVID-19 Pandemic and Migrant workers: the experience from Bahrain...

    24 June 2020

    Migrant workers are exposed to vulnerable situations, decent work deficits and inequalities in normal times, and the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated their situations. Mohamed Musaed from the General Federation of Bahrain Trade Unions (GFBTU) shares the challenges faced by migrants workers in Bahrain and the actions taken by Unions to support them in the country.

  4. Book launch: Still Work Work to be Done...

    19 June 2020

    In this book, Luc Cortebeeck explains the essential role to be played by the International Labour Organization to achieve Social Justice and Decent Work across the world. As former chairperson of the ILO Governing Body, Luc Cortebeeck shares also his expectations vis-à-vis the ILO and its constituents to build the post-coronavirus world...

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    COVID 19 Pandemic: Stimulating the Economy Recovery and Jobs

    18 June 2020

    The ILO policy framework is hinged on four key pillars in tackling the COVID-19 crisis on the basis of International Labour Standards. What can trade unions do to implement the pillar on stimulating the economy and jobs?Learn more here...

  6. Covid-19 Prevention mitigation measures: Ten Action Points for Trade Unions

    10 June 2020

    Across the globe, Governments are now confronted with the major challenge of putting in place appropriate exit strategies to come out of COVID-19 pandemic.What is the role of trade unions during lockdowns, shutdowns and re-opening? Learn more here...

  7. COVID-19 Pandemic: Youth and Trade unions in digital work

    26 May 2020

    Since 2000, the development of technologies has seen an increase in the number of digital work and digital labour platforms in both developing and developed countries. At the same, with the onset of Covid-19 pandemic and the numerous restrictive lockdown measures, many organizations have resorted to teleworking, which is a form of digital work.

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    COVID-19 and the ILO Recommendation 205

    19 May 2020

    The ILO Recommendation No 205 on Employment and Decent Work for Peace and Resilience, adopted in 2017 (R205) deals with crises arising from both conflicts and disasters and it is very topical as it gives guidance for situation such as the one we are facing now with COVID-19.

  9. Protecting Workers in the Informal Economy during COVID-19 Pandemic

    30 April 2020

    The global Coronavirus pandemic is profoundly affecting the world of work.What do workers in the informal need and how can policy makers protect their lives and livelihoods? Learn more here...

  10. Prevention and Mitigation of COVID 19 at workplace

    27 April 2020

    How can workers'organizations contribute to the prevention and mitigation of COVID-19 at the workplace? On the occasion of the celebration of World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2020, 28 April, find out here some steps to combat the COVID-19 pandemic at the workplace...

  11. © Kenzo Tribouillard / AFP 2020

    COVID-19: What role for Workers' Organizations?

    17 April 2020

    The COVID-19 outbreak is the most severe crisis facing the world since the Second World War. It is not just a public health issue, but causing massive disruptions in the world of work. Workers’ organizations have a crucial role in combating the outbreak. Discover how...​

2019

  1. Future of Trade Unions: Jelle Visser, University of Amsterdam

    22 October 2019

    The world of work is undergoing a major process of changes in particular driven by technological development, climate change, demographic shifts and Globalization. In this context, what could be the future of trade unions? Professor Jelle Visser who is the author of the new ILO Publication “Trade Unions in the Balance”, shares his views on this challenge during the Symposium on the Future of Work organised in Geneva from 8 to 9 October 2019.

  2. Future of Trade Unions: Bheki Ntshalitshali, Congress of South African Trade Unions

    22 October 2019

    The world of work is undergoing a major process of changes in particular driven by technological development, climate change, demographic shifts and Globalization. In this context, what could be the future of trade unions? Bheki Ntshalitshali, General Secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) shares his views on this challenge during the Symposium on the Future of Work organised in Geneva from 7 to 8 October 2019.

  3. Akua O Britwum – University of Cape Coast (Ghana)

    22 October 2019

  4. John Buchanan, University of Sidney Business School

    22 October 2019

  5. Christina J. Colclough, UNI Global Union

    22 October 2019

  6. Marion Jansen, International Trade Center

    22 October 2019

  7. Luc Cortebeeck – Workers’Group of the ILO Governing Body

    22 October 2019

  8. Pravin Sinha, Investment Innovation & Research Alliance

    22 October 2019

  9. Kari Tapiola, Former Deputy Director General of the ILO

    22 October 2019