News

2011

  1. The Netherlands ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    13 December 2011

    The Netherlands becomes the sixth EU member state, after Spain, Bulgaria, Denmark, Latvia and Luxembourg to ratify the landmark convention.

  2. Reports of the Committee on Freedom of Association - 362nd Report of the Committee on Freedom of Association

    16 November 2011

  3. Rights at work in times of crisis: Trends at the country level in terms of compliance with international labour standards

    15 November 2011

    This paper seeks to identify trends in rights at work during the global financial and economic crisis that began in 2008, in terms of international labour standards. Its primary sources of information use recent observations of the International Labour Organisation’s Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR) relating to the crisis, as well as data collected in the ILO/World Bank inventory standardized questionnaire of policy responses to the crisis on a sample of 50 countries covering the period mid-2008 - mid-2010.

  4. Korea ratifies three ILO Conventions

    14 November 2011

    The Government of Korea ratified the Unemployment Convention, 1919 (No. 2), Forty-Hour Week Convention, 1935 (No. 47) and Occupational Cancer Convention, 1974 (No. 139).

  5. Kiribati ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    01 November 2011

    Kiribati is the second country from the Pacific region, after Marshall Islands, to ratify the landmark Convention.

  6. Conference Committee on the Application of Standards: Extracts from the Record of Proceedings (ILC 2011)

    18 October 2011

    The Conference Committee on the Application of Standards, a standing tripartite body of the International Labour Conference and an essential component of the ILO’s supervisory system, examines each year the report published by the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations. Following the technical and independent scrutiny of government reports carried out by the Committee of Experts, the Conference Committee provides the opportunity for the representatives of governments, employers and workers to examine jointly the manner in which States fulfil their obligations deriving from Conventions and Recommendations. The Officers of the Committee also prepare a list of observations contained in the report of the Committee of Experts on which it would appear desirable to invite governments to provide information to the Conference Committee, which examines over 20 individual cases every year.

  7. Luxembourg ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006) and the Seafarers’ Identity Documents Convention (Revised), 2003 (No. 185)

    20 September 2011

    Luxembourg becomes the fifth EU member State, after Bulgaria, Denmark, Spain and Latvia, to ratify the MLC, 2006 and the 22nd member to ratify Convention No. 185.

  8. Antigua and Barbuda ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    12 August 2011

    Antigua and Barbuda is the third Caribbean country, after the Bahamas and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, to ratify the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006.

  9. Denmark ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    23 June 2011

    Denmark becomes the third EU member state, after Spain and Bulgaria, to ratify the landmark Maritime Labour Convention, 2006.

  10. 360th Report of the Committee on Freedom of Association (June 2011)

    17 June 2011

    Governing Body, 311th Session, GB.311/4/1, June 2011