If in doubt about labour standards…ask the ILO


Manager, ILO Helpdesk for Business

We’ve dealt with quite a few surprising questions at the ILO Helpdesk for Business since it was launched four years ago for company managers and employees who want to know how best to implement International Labour Standards (ILS) in their work.

But probably the strangest involved a bank, a fish farm, prison labourers and blankets in a tropical climate.  Continue reading

What happens in a classroom doesn’t stay in the classroom

Patricia O'Donovan By Patricia O’ Donovan, Director, International Training Centre of the ILO, Turin

“When I went back to work, I gathered together officials from many Ministries, joined three working parties on law-making, helped draft a Maritime Labour Act and got promoted. Now I hope that the legislation I have worked on will finally be presented to Parliament with high-quality legal back-up and, most importantly, will conform to international labour standards.” Continue reading