Celebrating decent work a reality for domestic workers in Africa!

The ILO is organising a Knowledge Sharing Forum in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 28-30 May 2013 to share good practices, practical initiatives and new policies to promote decent work for domestic workers in Africa. In 2010, an estimated 5.24 million domestic workers were in Africa, accounting for 1.4 per cent of the total employed workforce and 4.9 per cent of paid employment. Around 70 per cent of domestic workers across Africa are women. Some 40 delegates from Tripartite delegations of … [Read more...]

Workers Memorial Day celebrated April 28 th!

Workers Memorial Day 2013 April 28, 2013   “PRAY FOR THE DEAD AND FIGHT LIKE HELL FOR THE LIVING” Workers Memorial Day is a commemoration day that is celebrated in the U.S and abroad each year on April 28th. It is meant to remember those who have been killed or left disabled as a result of an injury suffered at work. It’s an opportunity to recognize the preventable nature of most workplace accidents and bring greater awareness to safety campaigns and legislation. Fallen But Not … [Read more...]

Celebrating ‘creativity and courage’, against human trafficking

Business Leaders Award to Fight Human Trafficking Honoring Corporate Creativity and courage in the fight against Human Trafficking January 2013 - During the closing ceremony of the World Economic Forum last week in Davos, Switzerland, Tristan Forster - CEO of the ethical recruitment and management company FSI Worldwide - was awarded the Business Leaders Award to Fight Human Trafficking. The Award merits private sector individuals who show leadership in finding creative and … [Read more...]

Confucius said, “Find a job you enjoy, and you’ll never work a day in your life.”

    Confucius said, "Find a job you enjoy, and you'll never work a day in your life."     What is Your Dream Job? What type of job do you dream about? Some of us know from the time we are very young what we want to do when we grow up. Others are still trying to figure that out. Still others have tried a career or two, then went on to do something completely different with their lives. The days of working for the same company for a lifetime are long … [Read more...]

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