Big industry do not follow labour standards in India, representatives of worker unions said at the ongoing Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting of the International Labour Organisation (APRM of ILO).

 

About the International Labour Organisation

  • International Labour Organisation was established in the year 1919 by the Treaty of Versailles as an affiliated agency of the League of Nations.
  • It became the first affiliated specialised agency of the United Nations in 1946.
  • Its headquarters is located in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Objectives – It promotes internationally recognised human and labour rights. It aims promote and realise standards and fundamental principles and rights at work; create greater opportunities for women and men to secure decent employment; enhance the coverage and effectiveness of social protection for all, and; strengthen tripartism and social dialogue.
  • It has received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1969 for improving peace among classes, pursuing decent work and justice for workers, and providing technical assistance to other developing nations.
  • Governing Body –
      • It is the executive council of the ILO.
      • It meets three times a year in Geneva.
      • It takes policy decisions of ILO and establishes the programme and the budget, which it then submits to the Conference for adoption.
      • The work of the Governing Body and the Office is aided by tripartite committees covering major industries.
      • It is also supported by committees of experts on such matters as vocational training, management development, occupational safety and health, industrial relations, workerseducation, and special problems of women and young workers.