ILO Regional Director's first country visit
to the Philippines
Ms Tomoko Nishimoto, ILO Assistant Director General and Regional Director for Asia meets with the Philippine govenrment represented by Secretary Silvestre Bello III of the Department of Labor and Employment, workers and empoyers organizations during her first country visit to the Philippines in August 2016. The meeting with the consituents discussed partnership and support to the Philippines on decent work and the Sustainable Development Goals. Ms Nishimoto also extended the invitation to be part of the 16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting, which will be held on 6-9 December 2016 in Bali, Indonesia.
ILO and DOLE hold area wide consultations
on labour inspection
By: Cerilyn Pastolero, Project Officer
Building the Capacity of the Philippine Labour Inspectorate
The ILO, through the United States Department of Labor (USDOL) funded project on Building the Capacity of the Philippines’ Labour Inspectorate, has conducted a series of area wide consultations to validate gap analysis for Conventions on labour inspection and the proposed Labor Laws Compliance System (LLCS) Bill.
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National consultation to reduce child labour
in artisanal and small-scale gold mining
Over 50 representatives from government agencies, employers and workers organizations and national coalition on artisanal and small-scale gold mining joined a consultation workshop to reduce child labour and to improve working conditions in artisanal and small-scale gold mining.
The workshop was part of the inception phase a four-year project funded by the United States Department of Labor (USDOL), known as the Convening Stakeholders to Develop and Implement Strategies to Reduce Child Labour and Improve Working Conditions in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (COSTREC-ASGM).
Read more Reduce child labour in artisanal and small-scale gold mines
Global youth unemployment is on the rise again
Ongoing ILO research shows that after a number of years of improvement, youth unemployment is set to rise in 2016 and young people are disproportionately affected by working poverty.
Read more World Employment and Social Outlook 2016: Trends for Youth
Senate hearing on labour contractualization
Non-standard forms of employment
The Senate Committee on Labor, Employment and Human Resources , chaired by Senator Joel Villanueva, has conducted a hearing on labour contractualization. The hearing was held in Senate on Tuesday, 27 September 2016. Ms Diane Lynn Respall, Senior Programme Officer a.i. of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines was among the resource speakers.
Read more Senate hearing on labour contractualization