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ILO urges companies to protect workers as lockdowns ease

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The International Labor Organization (ILO) has cautioned that countries risk a resurgence of coronavirus if they do not put in place adequate safeguards that meet the strict occupational safety and health criteria needed for bringing workers back. ILO Director-General Guy Ryder says that risk …

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Workers facing worst crisis since WWII amid pandemic: UN

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Some 1.25 billion workers are seeing their livelihoods threatened by the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Nations said Tuesday, warning it was the “worst global crisis” since World War II. In a fresh study, the International Labour Organization warned that the global spread of the new coronavirus …

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Health, dignity of sanitation workers at risk –Report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The plight of sanitation workers in the developing world should be addressed urgently, the World Health Organisation has said ahead of World Toilet Day next Tuesday. The Health agency observed that the rights, health and dignity of people who clean toilets, sewers and septic …

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Mukwaya wants ILO’s staffing composition reviewed

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Hon. Janat Mukwaya has called for a review of the staffing composition within the International Labour Organsiation (ILO) to reflect the organisation’s diversity in nature. “The universal nature of the ILO should be better reflected in …

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Workers welcome minimum wage bill

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Workers have welcomed the Minimum Wage Bill. On Tuesday, Parliament passed the Minimum Wage Bill, 2018. The Bill empowers the Minister of labour to appoint a Minimum Wages Board to fix all minimum wages for various sectors. The minister is also mandated to …

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Informal sector eating up global workforce – UN study

Zurich, Switzerland | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 61 percent of the global workforce earns their livelihoods in the informal sector, with no social protection, rights at work and decent working conditions. Majority of these (85.8 percent) are in emerging and developing economies in Africa. The findings are revealed in …

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