Health promotion replacing safety to become major concern for int'l labor experts

April 30, 2015 by · Comments Off on Health promotion replacing safety to become major concern for int'l labor experts 

GENEVA, April 29 — Health promotion has replaced the traditional safety issues and accidents to become the most important topic in terms of protecting the rights of workers, international labor officials and experts said during a high-level panel discussion held on Tuesday.

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56% of world's rural population lacks access to health care services

April 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on 56% of world's rural population lacks access to health care services 

GENEVA, April 28 — An International Labor Organization (ILO) report published Monday shows that 56 percent of the world's rural population does not have access to essential health care services, more than double the figure for the global urban population which stands at 22 percent.

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KMU to stage ‘Run for 16K’ for national minimum wage (Sports)

April 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on KMU to stage ‘Run for 16K’ for national minimum wage (Sports) 

By Lolito T. delos Reyes

DAVAO CITY, April 22 (PNA) — The Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) Southern Mindanao is staging the “Run for 16K, Run for P16,000 National Minimum Wage” on April 26 at 5 p.m. starting at the Magsaysay Park, this city.

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ILO Country Director cites importance of insurance coverage for vulnerable workers in disaster-prone areas

March 10, 2015 by · Comments Off on ILO Country Director cites importance of insurance coverage for vulnerable workers in disaster-prone areas 

150309202102International Labor Organization (ILO) Country Director Lawrence Jeff Johnson (right) cites the importance of providing social protection insurance for vulnerable workers, especially in disaster-prone areas of the country, during the signing with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Quezon City on Monday (March 9, 2015) of a grant agreement for livelihood rehabilitation in areas affected by typhoon “Yolanda” in November 2013. DSWD Secretary Corazon J. Soliman (left) thanks ILO for being a great partner in enhancing DSWD’s intervention programs for the vulnerable sectors of society. (PNA photo by Leilani S. Junio)
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DSWD, ILO boost partnership for livelihood rehab in ‘Yolanda’-affected areas

March 10, 2015 by · Comments Off on DSWD, ILO boost partnership for livelihood rehab in ‘Yolanda’-affected areas 

150309201322International Labor Organization (ILO) Country Director Lawrence Jeff Johnson (left) discusses with Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) Director Georgina Ann Hernandez the provision of employment and insurance coverage for some 1,200 beneficiaries from typhoon “Yolanda”-affected areas on Monday (March 9, 2015). The project will start at the middle of this year and will run for a period of one year. (PNA Photo by Leilani S. Junio)
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Over 212 M people to lose jobs by 2019, ILO warns

January 22, 2015 by · Comments Off on Over 212 M people to lose jobs by 2019, ILO warns 

MOSCOW, Jan. 21 — Over 212 million people around the world will be jobless by 2019, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO).

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