International Labour Organization: News

03 Dec 2020


#CoronavirusImpact: Formal sector's wages fell by 3.6%, informal sector's 22.6%

The coronavirus pandemic, which adversely affected the Indian economy, also had an impact on wages, a recent report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) said.

12 Jun 2020


Coronavirus aftermath: 1.1 billion could become extremely poor, globally

The economic repercussions of coronavirus, which has already taken 423,844 lives globally, are mountainous. Thanks to lockdowns, enforced to break the transmission chain, even the richest countries are staring at oblivion.

15 May 2020

Prime Minister

Trade unions plan May-22 nationwide protest against labor law suspension

To oppose the suspension of labor laws in some states, 10 central trade unions have decided to hold a nationwide protest on May 22.

10 Apr 2020


Coronavirus Impact: Food prices surge as supply chain suffers

The coronavirus pandemic and 21-day lockdown announced in India to contain its spread have had a direct catastrophic impact on food supplies, with prices of staple items (barring cereals) increasing by at least three times as compared to last month, a report in HT said on Friday.

28 Oct 2018


Qatar easing of foreign worker exit system comes into force

Long-awaited reform of Qatar's controversial exit visa system, which requires foreign workers to obtain their bosses' permission to leave the country, came into force on Sunday, the government said.

28 Aug 2018


Report: India's gender pay gap has narrowed, informality is soaring

The International Labor Organization (ILO) recently released its India Wage Report, and there are both positives and negatives to take from it.

20 Sep 2017


Report: 40 million people trapped under clutches of modern slavery

Decades after its abolition, the ugly practice of slavery continues to thrive in modern times.

15 Jan 2017

Russia News

Unemployment expected to rise globally in 2017

International Labour Organization launched 'World Employment and Social Outlook - Trends 2017' providing forecasts for global unemployment in 2017 and 2018.

26 Dec 2016


Traffickers awarded life imprisonment for heinous crime

Eight human traffickers have been sentenced to life for the heinous crime of chopping off hands of two labourers in 2013.

12 Sep 2016

Dark Web

The next-gen search engine?

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Pentagon's scientific-innovation department, is developing a search engine capable of mining the entirety of the internet - the Surface Web, the Dark Web and the Deep Web.