The Third Revised Draft of a Treaty on Business and Human Rights: Modest Steps Forward, But Much of the Same

The 3rd revised version of a draft treaty on transnational corporations and other business enterprises (3rd revised draft treaty on business and human rights) was published by the Intergovernmental Working Group established by the …

ILO Report World Social Protection Report 2020–22: Social protection at the crossroads – in pursuit of a better future

“Despite progress in recent years in extending social protection in many parts of the world, when the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic hit many countries were still facing significant challenges in …

FAMILY-FRIENDLY POLICIES FOR WORKERS IN THE INFORMAL ECONOMY

The purpose of this paper is to analyse the specific needs of workers in the informal economy, as well as their children and highlight urgent gaps and the range of …

INTERNATIONAL ACCORD FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THE TEXTILE AND GARMENT INDUSTRY (2021)

Here is the full text of the new agreement: https://bangladesh.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/1-September-International-Accord-on-Health-and-Safety-in-the-Textile-and-Garment-Industry-public-version.pdf  

New worker safety pact struck in Bangladesh

A new safety agreement for workers in Bangladesh has been agreed following months of negotiations between brands and global unions, with plans to expand to other countries. The new agreement, …

Courts crackdown on gig economy algorithms

A new frontier is opening in the debate around gig economy worker rights. This time, it’s not about employment status, it’s about how the algorithms that govern their time and …

Repeat, Regain or Renegotiate? The Post-COVID Future of the Apparel Industry

“This paper outlines possible scenarios for a post-COVID-19 future of the global apparel industry, with special attention to the likely impacts for workers, employers and governments in the Asia and …

The truth about fast fashion: can you tell how ethical your clothing is by its price?

“What is the true cost of a Zara hoodie? In April 2019, David Hachfeld of the Swiss NGO Public Eye, along with a team of researchers and the Clean Clothes …

Webinar: Using ILO Recommendation 204 to secure the rights to collective bargaining and to participate in social dialogue

The ILAW Network and WIEGO (Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing) invite you to attend the third webinar in our series on strategies to extend labor rights to informal …

August 25, 2021

100 Years of Advancing Freedom of Association: ILO Convention 11’s role in promoting rights for agricultural workers

“In 1921, the International Labour Conference (ILC) adopted the Right of Association (Agriculture) Convention (No. 11). Convention 11 advanced the principle that all those engaged in agriculture are entitled to …

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