ILO published a report outlining the abuses suffered by millions of children working in family homes. An estimated 10.5 million children worldwide – most of them under age – are working as domestic workers in people's homes, in hazardous and sometimes slavery-like conditions, says the ILO. Read more...
Scanning the Globe
- Canada: Record $1.050 million fine under Ontario OHSA
- Canada: Impacts of climate change on occupational health and safety researched in Quebec
- A growing concern: Attacks on healthcare workers
- TUC demand inquiry into blacklisting of workers
- Despite improvements in curbing child labor, 168 million still at work
- Norway to invest 14.3 million in textile worker safety
- OSHA forms alliance with Mexican Consulate in Louisiana to promote safety and health in the construction industry
Bangladesh retailers alliance appoints human rights veteran as president
The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety reports that human rights expert and attorney Jeffrey Krilla has been named president of the coalition representing 20 North American apparel companies, retailers and brands. Krilla brings extensive foreign policy experience to the position, having spent most of his career working around the globe on trade, development and human rights issues.
Bangla garment sector agrees on common safety standards
The adoption of common safety standards in Bangladesh’s ready-made garment factories has come a step closer, following a meeting of national tripartite partners, the Alliance and Accord and other key stakeholders in the industry.