Women workers are often unaware of their rights under international labour standards and national legislation. This A-Z list of women's rights focuses on state or employer obligations and workers' rights relating to gender concerns such as sexual harassment, women in development, the glass ceiling, part-time work, and family responsibilities. Enforcement mechanisms and legal procedures are also described. Each entry provides a clear definition or description and directs the reader to relevant International Labour Office (ILO) and other legal instruments, as well as related topics in the guide.
Health services have expanded in recent times because of scientific and technological developments, placing further pressure on budgets. Although health care provision remains a priority worldwide, there have been severe nursing staff shortages and growing disenchantment among the workforce, due to pay, job classification and career problems.
Contains the provisions of ILO conventions and recommendations dealing with the conditions of employment of seafarers adopted by the International Labour Conference over a 70-year period, as well as the provisions of instruments applicable to all workers, including seafarers.
Drawing on the experience of the ILO, including its International Programme for the Elimination of Child Labour, this report surveys international and national law and practice and points the way towards effective action through new international standards. Submitted to the 174 ILO member States, this is a timely report, invaluable to all those who are working to bring to a halt such abusive conditions as bonded labour, child prostitution, and the exposure of children to dangerous chemicals, machinery and other hazards.
The aim of this bibliography on child labour was to assemble the best of the rapidly increasing literature and research material in recent years and make it accessible. The focus is from 1995 to 2002 although a few authoritative earlier sources have been included. Three basic selection criteria were applied: the material had to be considered representative; relevant and to present sources that had been previously overlooked.
More workers are crossing national borders to look for jobs than ever before. Many migrants seek overseas employment with the help of agents or intermediaries. These "merchants of labour" include relatives who finance a migrant's trip, provide housing and arrange for a job abroad; public employment services; and private recruitment agencies. They also comprise an insalubrious underworld of smugglers and traffickers. The agents who recruit and deploy migrant workers are at the heart of the evolving migration infrastructure, i.e. the network of business and personal ties that is creating a global labour market. This book highlights best practices in the activities and regulation of these merchants of labour as well as innovative strategies to protect migrant workers, underlining the contribution of ILO standards. It covers a broad range of national and regional experiences and puts "merchants of labour" in the wider context of changing employment relationships in globalizing labour markets. The papers it contains are an important contribution to understanding a major mechanism facilitating the growth of the migrant labour force.