International Labour Organisation

Standard work hours 'won't cost more' in the long run

Standard work hours 'won't cost more' in the long run

Legislating standard working hours will not result in a rise in business costs in the long run as companies will look for ways to rearrange work flow in a more efficient manner, an expert with International Labour Organisation has said.

Monday, 1 April, 2013, 10:31pm 2 comments

30 million more jobless in the world, says ILO

Job-seekers check the job board. Photo: Bloomberg News

There are now 30 million more people without jobs around the world than before the global financial crisis began, the head of the International Labour Organisation said in remarks published yesterday.

13 Oct 2012 - 6:05am

Rights for workers

The International Labour Organisation has had a rocky relationship with China. It opened offices in Beijing in 1984, but the events in Tiananmen Square five years later brought engagement to an end. Only in the past three years have relations improved. The holding of a major meeting on labour issues in the Great Hall of the People in January is a sign of progress.

9 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

'Inactive' person may not be unemployed

I refer to the report, headlined 'One in eight suffering from chronic disease' (South China Morning Post, August 22), about the findings of the survey on people with disabilities and chronic diseases, which was conducted by the Census and Statistics Department.

1 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

Shipowners in talks on labour

REPRESENTATIVES of shipowners and seafarers met the International Labour Organisation (ILO) director general Michael Hansenne in Geneva earlier this month to discuss the ILO maritime machinery and work programme.

Both sides of the industry were concerned that ILO maritime activities should not be downgraded as a result of the organisation's review of sectoral activities.

16 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

ISF seeks action on exploitation of marine workers

THE International Shipping Federation (ISF) has reported a significant rise in the number of complaints received from seafarers concerning exploitation and abuse.

It said a huge advance could be made in alleviating the problem by placing tighter controls on agents responsible for the manning of vessels.

14 Jul 1993 - 12:00am