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ILO: More job creation program needed in Yolanda-hit areas

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TANAUAN, LEYTE Supertyphoon “Yolanda” survivors in this town wait for the distribution of food items from a helicopter in this photo taken two days after Yolanda struck.  JOHN CHUA/INQUIRER

The International Labor Organization has launched a program aimed at providing emergency employment and sustainable livelihood opportunities in areas devastated by Supertyphoon Yolanda.

Posted: January 7th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

ILO exec to visit ‘Yolanda’ survivors

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An executive from an international organization is set to visit Eastern Visayas Wednesday, a statement said.

Posted: December 11th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

It’s the law: Domestics get protection worldwide

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A file photo dated 07 July 2002 of maids having a good time catching chicken they breed in the yard at a training center in Singapore. Singapore will require a mandatory weekly day off for maids starting next year, the government said Monday, March 6, 2012, in a move that will affect more than 200,000 domestic helpers in the affluent city-state.  AFP PHOTO

The Domestic Workers Convention—a treaty that provides basic labor rights to an estimated 53 million domestic workers worldwide, including some two million Filipinos—came into force Thursday.

Posted: September 6th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Kasambahay law lives up to PH commitment under int’l treaty

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Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada. FILE PHOTO

Once signed into law, the Kasambahay will solidify Philippines’ adherence to a global agreement that sets labor standards for domestic workers.

Posted: November 24th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippines ratifies international seafarers’ bill of rights

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Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippines has officially become the 30th member-state of the International Labor Organization (ILO) to ratify the Maritime Labor Convention (MLC) of 2006, dubbed the international seafarers’ bill of rights.

Posted: August 22nd, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

‘Walk Free’ lauds Senate ratification of ILO convention for domestic workers

Visayan Forum’s Cecilia Oebanda (left) and Walk Free’s David Bussau (right) present a petition calling for the ratification of ILO Convention 189 by the Philippine Senate to Senator Loren Legarda. The petition gathered over 40,000 signatures from supporters all over the world.

Over 40,000 Walk Free supporters from 159 countries signed a petition to the Philippine Senate calling for the ratification of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention 189—otherwise known as the Convention Concerning Decent Work for Domestic Workers.

Posted: August 11th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Help wanted: 600M jobs worldwide in next 10 years

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The global economy needs to generate 600 million productive jobs over the next decade to generate sustainable economic growth and maintain social cohesion in affected countries, an International Labor Organization (ILO) report on global employment said Monday.

Posted: January 24th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippines on right track but problems remain, says int’l labor official

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Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz. FILE PHOTO

The Philippines is on the right track by focusing on “inclusive growth” but many problems remain, a ranking International Labor Organization official said yesterday as the ILO opened a major regional meeting here on how to protect jobs and economic growth amid the global financial crisis.

Posted: December 5th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Case of Filipino seafarers abandoned in Spain brought to ILO

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The Department of Labor and Employment has brought to the International Labor Organization its complaint against the Greek owners of a ship for abandonment of 12 Filipino seafarers in Spain.

Posted: August 25th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippines hails landmark maids treaty

MANILA, Philippines–The Philippines, which sends out tens of thousands of maids to work abroad every year, on Friday hailed a landmark International Labour Organisation treaty giving protection to domestic workers. President Benigno Aquino III’s government had been one of the main proponents, foreign department spokesman Ed Malaya told AFP. “Domestic household workers are among those [...]

Posted: June 17th, 2011 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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