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<a href=http://www.ituc-csi.org/right-to-strike-re-affirmed-at-ilo target=_blank >Global Right to Strike Re-affirmed at ILO</a>

A breakthrough has been made at the International Labour Organization following two years during which employers at the International Labour Organization brought the UN body’s global supervisory system to a standstill, in an attempt to eliminate decades of ILO jurisprudence supporting the right to strike. Union and employer representatives have now reached an understanding at […]

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<a href=http://www.industriall-union.org/cambodia-one-year-on-violence-continues target=_blank >Cambodia: Unionists Still Subjected To Violence A Year After Strikers Killed</a>

A year after five people were shot dead by police and 40 more were severely injured during wage protests in Phnom Penh on 3 January 2014, unionists in Cambodia are still being subjected to violence. Last month, a locally elected president from IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the FTUWKC garment union, was brutally attacked with a […]

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Expatriate Workers – The 50 Most Expensive Cities Worldwide

Caracas, Venezuela, is simultaneously the world’s most expensive and the cheapest city for expatriate workers – depending on the exchange rate you use, according to the latest Cost of Living survey by ECA International. ECA International is a leading provider of knowledge, information and technology for the management and assignment of employees around the world. […]

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50 Most Expensive Cities Worldwide For International Workers

COST OF LIVING: Top 50 most expensive cities worldwide for workers assigned to international jobs. MOST EXPENSIVE CITIES GLOBAL AND REGIONAL RANKINGS Country Location  Rank 2014 Rank 2013 Venezuela Caracas 1 1 Angola Luanda 2 2 Norway Oslo 3 3 Norway Stavanger 4 5 Switzerland Zurich 5 6 Switzerland Geneva 6 7 Switzerland Bern 7 […]

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Your Holiday Shopping Guide To Avoiding Slave Labor

By Jill Richardson – Pope Francis got into the holiday spirit this year by calling on shoppers not to buy products made by modern-day slave labor. This is, of course, excellent advice. Odds are, most of us — whether Catholic or not — would love to take it. But how? Most products don’t come with tags specifying […]

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<a href=http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/18/upshot/nordic-nations-show-that-big-safety-net-can-allow-for-leap-in-employment-rate-.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss target=_blank >Big Safety Net And Strong Job Market Co-Exist In Scandinavia</a>

By NEIL IRWIN Scandinavia – Sweden, Denmark and Norway may have a lesson for the United States. Their welfare benefits make it easier for people to work. Source: The New York Times – The New American Job Newsfeed   [subscribe2]

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Global Wages Stagnate Lagging Pre-Financial Crisis Rates

GENEVA (ILO News) – Global wage growth slowed in 2013 to 2%, compared with 2.2% in 2012, according to the ILO’s Global Wage Report 2014/15. Wage growth has yet to catch up to pre-financial crisis rates of about 3%, the report found. Even this modest growth in global wages was driven almost entirely by emerging G20 economies, where […]

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Europe’s Immigrants Struggling To Rise From Low-Skill Jobs

Against a backdrop of aging populations and persistently low economic growth, few European governments are doing enough to help recent immigrants move from low-skilled precarious jobs and into decent work, says a new report by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) and International Labour Organization (ILO).The report, Aiming Higher: Policies to Get Immigrants into Middle-Skilled Work […]

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<a href=http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/main?pagePK=64193027&piPK=64187937&theSitePK=523679&menuPK=64187510&searchMenuPK=64187511&entityID=000158349_20140722093642&cid=3001_DECwps_Social_Protections_and_Labor target=_blank >Can Services Enable Growth In Low-Income Nations?</a>

Can Services Enable Growth In Low-Income Nations? Several high-level reports have raised the concern that low-income countries, especially in Africa, are experiencing premature de-industrialization. Services Economies Too Soon? The concern is that they are growing without transforming. Have the latecomers to development missed the boat? Although these concerns are well placed, Africa’s growth seems to […]

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<a href=http://www.ilo.org/employment/areas/youth-employment/WCMS_301433/lang--en/index.htm target=_blank >Organizing Young Workers: The Journey Of A Young Trade Union Leader</a>

The journey of Bernice Johanna Coronacion from youth organiser in the local branch of a trade union in Quezon City, Philippines, to a representative of the workers’ group at the Committee on the Recurrent Discussion on Employment at the ILC in 2014 is proof that organized labor improves lives. When Nice was 19 years old, she didn’t […]

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