Friday, June 5, 2015

ILO:::Freedom Of Association And The Right To Strike

Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, Right To Strike
Luis Inacio Lula da Silva
It is a fact that technological innovations and changes in the organization of work have caused alterations in the labour market, making certain international labour standards obsolete and, at the same time, giving rise to demands for new rights. However, this does not justify the pressure that the International Labour Organization (ILO) has been put under to reduce its character as an International Organization (IO) to that of an agency of the United Nations system, nor indeed the questioning about whether the right to strike is part of Convention 87, on freedom of association, although the ILO has been fostering this concept for more than sixty years now.

Malaysian jungle graves add to Obama's trade pact headache in Congress

The discovery of scores of graves in people-smuggling camps in Malaysia is casting a shadow over President Barack Obama’s signature trade deal as U.S. lawmakers consider punishing trading partners that are soft on human trafficking.

ILO:::‘Nearly 100m Children Engage In Labour In Agric Sector’

The International Labour Organisation (ILO ) has revealed that nearly 100 million boys and girls between ages 5 and 17 are engaged in child labour in agriculture.
As such it has, with the help of a new training guide developed by the FAO, developed a new visual guide to protect children and extension workers in Africa and elsewhere are engaging with rural communities to reduce children’s exposure to toxic pesticides used in farming

MALAYSIA:::Moderate earthquake hits Sabah / Gempa bumi sederhana melanda Sabah

Gempa bumi sederhana bermagnitud 5.9 pada skala Richter berlaku di Ranau, Sabah pada 7.15 pagi ini.

Pusat Gempa Bumi dan Tsunami Nasional dalam kenyataan berkata gegaran dirasai di kebanyakan tempat di Sabah termasuk Ranau, Tambun, Pedalaman, Tuaran, Kota Kinabalu dan Kota Belud.