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  • ILO asks Pakistan to ratify minimum wage convention

    ISLAMABAD: The Interna­tional Labour Organisation (ILO) has urged Pakistan to repeal the Unskilled Mini­­mum Wage Ordinance 1969 in order to avoid inconsistencies in wage-setting mechanisms for unskilled workers...

    In its latest report on ‘minimum wage setting, implementation and working conditions in the formal and informal sectors of the garment industry in Pakistan’, ILO further asked the federal government to ratify the ‘Minimum...

  • ILO to give Qatar a year to ease forced labour

    GENEVA: Qatar is making progress toward ending forced labour and improving conditions for migrant workers, but the test will be whether it enforces new legislation from December, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) said on Monday...

    A high-level ILO team who visited the tiny Gulf state this month after persistent complaints from migrant workers said any decision to appoint an ILO commission of inquiry should be put off for a...

  • Human rights not a western idea, says ILO official

    These views were expressed by International Labour Organisation (ILO) country director Francesco d’Ovidio at an event, “United Nations speaker’s corner”, at the Pak-China Friendship Centre on Friday...

    Pakistan has ratified the declaration,” she said...

  • 170m children trapped in child labour: ILO

    LONDON: Almost 170 million youths are trapped in child labour, deprived of education and facing a life without decent job, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) said on Wednesday...

    From India’s brick kilns to the cotton fields of Uzbekistan and Bolivia’s sugar plantations, child labourers are more likely to have to settle later in life for unpaid work for the family or low-paying jobs, the ILO said in its annual “World Report...

  • ILO to continue supporting ‘decent work agenda’

    QUETTA: Country Director of ILO Francesco d’Ovidio reaffirmed the organisation’s commitment to promotion of decent work agenda in Pakistan...

    He also shared with stakeholders ILO’s role in supporting, preparation and planning stages of Balochistan Development Vision and Strategy...

  • Baldia factory fire: ILO mission to review compensation process soon

    KARACHI: The International Labour Organisation (ILO) on Thursday officially announced that it would coordinate with all the stakeholders to facilitate the payment of compensation to the victims of Baldia garments factory fire...

    The decision was made in the presence of German export brand, KiK, that had earlier backed off from an agreement signed with the Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research (Piler) in December 2012... ...

  • Ministry opposes moving ILO to help Pakistanis in Saudi Arabia

    ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis on Thursday disagreed with a legal expert’s view that Pakistan could ask the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to intervene in the matter of about two million Pakistanis who were being expelled from Saudi Arabia...

    “Pakistan is not in a position to file a case against Saudi Arabia or write to the ILO because Saudi Arabia can expel them with a single order,” said Ministry of Overseas...

  • ILO keen to improve working conditions

    KARACHI: The International Labour Organisation (ILO) plans to launch the Better Work Programme in Pakistan in order make industrial units meet World Compliance Index...

    At an interactive session held on Saturday with the members of major representative bodies of textile sector at the TMA House, ILO country director Ingrid Christensen said the BWP committee would be meeting in New York next month and after considering the availability...

  • 1.6bn informal workers hit by lockdowns: ILO

    6 billion of the world’s 2bn informal economy workers are affected by Covid-19 lockdown and containment measures, a new briefing paper issued by the International Labour Organi­sation (ILO) said...

    Countries need to follow a multi-track strategy that combines several lines of actions relating to both the health and economic impacts of the pandemic, the ILO said...

  • Pakistan returns Indian arrested in 2012

    Lahore: Pakistan authorities returned an Indian prisoner to authorities of India’s Border Security Force (BSF) at the Wagah border crossing on Monday...

    According to an official, Ghulam Qadir had crossed the Line of Control in Kashmir and entered the Pakistan territory illegally in 2012...

  • Bhoja Air, CAA officials booked over 2012 crash

    The FIR contains charges under Sections 109 (punishment for abetment), 120B (criminal conspiracy), 286 (negligent conduct with respect to explosive substance), 287 (negligent conduct with respect to machinery), 302 (qatl-i-amd), and 417 (cheating) of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC)...

    The complainant Abid Rehman, who is a Karachi native, told Dawn that the heirs of the victims of the Bhoja Air crash had submitted a petition before the...

  • Over 200 children died of measles in 2012, Sindh PA told

    KARACHI: As many as 209 children died of measles in the province in 2012, according to one of the written replies tabled in the Sindh Assembly on Monday...

    The question asked by Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F) legislator Nusrat Sehar Abbasi was probably submitted to the assembly in 2013 and had been taken up during the question hour after a couple of years as it asked for the district-wise number of deaths during “last...

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