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International Labour Organization

Also called the ILO. An agency of the United Nations that seeks to promote and standardize labor practices. It makes recommendations to member states and calls for the elimination of child labor, slavery, and discrimination. It also promotes the right to unionize. It was established in 1919 and is based in Switzerland.

International Labour Organization (ILO)

an organization run by the UNITED NATIONS whose basic remit is to assist in the improvement of social and working conditions throughout the world. The ILO provides technical assistance to countries with manpower training, advises governments on labour standards and work practices, and publishes regular series of international labour statistics.

International Labour Organization (ILO)

a special agency of the UNITED NATIONS whose objective is to promote an improvement in living standards and working conditions throughout the world, thereby facilitating social justice as a basis for securing world peace.

The functions of the ILO encompass all aspects of social and economic conditions affecting employment throughout the world. It promotes national labour standards and work practices but only in an advisory capacity as it has no legislative powers. It provides technical assistance in manpower training, social policy and administration, and encourages cooperation between labour groups. The ILO is also concerned with the collection and dissemination of international labour statistics and undertakes research on a variety of labour-related problems. See INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION UNEMPLOYMENT MEASURE.

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The Government of Pakistan should immediately ratify the ILO Convention 155 and 170 as part of states obligation towards ensure safe, healthy and hazards free work places at national level and start awareness campaign to workers and employers about new occupational safety and health issues.
Britwum, on women and ILO standards in Argentina, Italy, and Ghana, respectively, demonstrate the importance of what Aguilar calls the "situation 'on the ground'" in shaping the ratification and implementation of ILO conventions in specific national contexts.
The conference demanded restoration of free medical facilities under Social Security Scheme Ordinance, 1965 to the workers after their superannuation and hold National Tripartite Labor Conference in accordance with ILO Convention No.144 which had not been held since 2011 and introduce rural reforms and distribute the state land to landless peasants and abolish the abuse of child and bonded labour and discrimination and harassment against women in the society.
We continue to demand the localisation of ILO Convention 138 on minimum age for admission to employment and work in all our economic sectors.
They joined members of the South Central Rail Union to launch the campaign in Hyderabad and to seek the support of South Central Rail to pressure the Indian Government to support the call for an ILO convention.
Muscat: The Philippine Senate has concurred the ratification of the ILO Convention 189 (C189) on Decent Work for Domestic Workers with 20 votes and zero abstentions, yesterday.
It has been suggested that in part, the origins of the Migrant Workers Convention lay in the unacceptable nature of some provisions of the ILO Convention No.
For example, no ILO Convention directly stipulates the right to strike, although there are some indirect notes to it (Petrylaite, 2009).
This step towards the development of a new legal instrument should contribute to filling a huge gap in terms of promoting decent work for all," said Sir Roy Trotman, Spokesperson of the Workers' Group of the ILO Governing Body.-See the interview with Barbro Budin (IUF -Equality): "New ILO Convention for domestic workers: an urgent need" published by the ITUC on 7 March http://www.ituc-csi.org/spip.php?article1895The ITUC represents 168 million workers in 155 countries and territories and has 311 national affiliates.
There are two ostensible enforcement procedures available to assist members and employers or workers put pressure on member countries that have ratified an ILO convention, but that have had a poor record in implementing the convention.