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ILO, Egypt sign protocol of for job creation project

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) signed a protocol worth $3.7m with Egypt’s Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation for a new project aimed at creating job opportunities and developing the private sector in Egypt, according to a Monday press release from the ministry. Peter Van Rooij, director of the ILO’s country office in Egypt, and Minister of …

Hagar Omran

FIFA, human rights, and politics: one step forward, two steps back

World football body FIFA’s creation of a watchdog to monitor the living and working conditions of migrant labour employed in World Cup 2022-related construction sites is the second time in a month that Qatar has been warned that it needs to demonstrate sincerity in its reform of the Gulf state’s controversial labour system. The announcement …

James Dorsey

ILO to Qatar: Put your money where your mouth is or else

The International Labour Organization has put Qatar on notice, by giving it 12 months to implement labour reforms, that it no longer can delay acting on promises made in the wake of its successful bid to host the 2022 World Cup. The ILO warning rings stark as the UAE, Qatar’s main competitor, steps up efforts …

James Dorsey

ILO condemnation of Qatar likely to have ripple effects

By James M. Dorsey The International Labour Organization (ILO) has dealt a blow to Qatari assertions that the Gulf state complies with global standards for workers, in a report that condemned the government for allowing state-owned Qatar Airways, in the words of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), to “violate international and national agreements and …

Daily News Egypt

Nine vie to head International Labor Organization

By AFP GENEVA: Nine candidates are vying to succeed Juan Somavia as director-general of the International Labor Organization, the UN body said Monday after nominations closed. It named them as Charles Dan from Benin, Britain’s Guy Ryder, Angelino Garzon of Colombia, Gilles de Robien from France, Ad Melkert from the Netherlands, Jomo Kwame Sundaram of …

DNE

June ILO conference was Egypt’s most successful, says impendent union

CAIRO: The Egyptian Independent Trade Unions Federation (EITUF) described on Wednesday the annual conference of the International Labor Organization (ILO) as one of the “most successful” for Egypt. This is particularly due to the lifting of Egypt’s name from the ILO’s blacklist of 25 countries with the worst labor conditions, which includes countries that prevent …

DNE

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