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Sierra Leone ratification of ILO instruments is opportunity to transform industrial relations, says union

2 September, 2021IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the Artisans, Services and General Employees Union (ASGEmU), says the ratification of nine International Labour Organization (ILO) instruments by Sierra Leone is an opportunity to transform industrial relations and promote decent work in the country.

Malaysian union files ILO complaint against HICOM

3 August, 2021Malaysia’s National Union of Transport Equipment & Allied Industries Workers (NUTEAIW) has filed a complaint with ILO’s Committee on Freedom of Association on anti-union discrimination at HICOM, assembler of automotive brands Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz and Mitsubishi.

ILO adopts resolution calling for a return to democracy in Myanmar

23 June, 2021After rejecting the credentials of the illegitimate military junta of Myanmar, the International Labour Conference (ILC) adopted an important resolution on Myanmar, calling for the restoration of democracy and respect of human rights in the country.

Romania must live up to international labour standards

18 June, 2021The annual International Labour Conference (ILC) is currently under way in Geneva discussing, among other things, countries where national legislation actively supports the violation of fundamental labour rights. Romania is the only EU country on the ILO Committee on the Application of Standards’ (CAS) short list, containing 19 countries in total.

Concerns over violence in Colombia raised at ILC

17 June, 2021Violation of ILO Convention 87 on freedom of association in Colombia was on the agenda at ILO Committee on the Application of Standards during the International Labour Conference.

Kazakhstan must respect union rights

15 June, 2021For the fifth time, union rights violations in Kazakhstan were in focus at the ILO Committee on the Application of Standards during the International Labour Conference.

IndustriALL Hyundai/Kia trade union network – a platform for global solidarity

8 June, 2021When the IndustriALL Hyundai/Kia trade union network met on 17-18 May, the question if ILO core labour standards will ultimately lead to transnational social dialogue at the Korean automaker was discussed.

Occupational health and safety must be made a fundamental ILO right

27 April, 202128 April is a day to remember and honour workers who were injured or died in the course of their work. This year, it is against the background of Covid-19, which has exposed the fragility of the current global occupational health and safety regime as workplaces emerged as hotspots for the transmission of the virus.

ILO urges Belarus to stop repression and respect workers’ rights

31 March, 2021The Governing Body of the International Labour Organization (ILO) approved the report of the Committee on Freedom of Association and its recommendations to the Government of Belarus, urging the government to take measures to release all trade unionists in detention and drop all charges related to participation in peaceful protests and industrial actions.

Organized labour wins results at ILO technical meeting on the auto sector

11 March, 2021A team of trade unionists achieved an impressive outcome at an ILO technical meeting by making sure Just Transition and Decent Work are the underlying concepts for the transformation of the industry.