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April 23, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Study Says Work Accidents Kill 220,000 Annually: The International Labor Organization said about six of every 100,000 workers worldwide die in accidents or from illness contracted at work. The U.N. agency said in a report to the World Congress on Safety and Health that the problem is growing in many countries. ILO Assistant Director-General Ali Taqi said the number of work-related accidents is running at an estimated 125 million a year around the globe.
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June 18, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
The International Labor Organization, or ILO, adopted a treaty banning the worst forms of child labor, including slavery and trafficking. At its annual meeting, the Geneva-based U.N. agency also banned Myanmar, formerly Burma, from receiving aid or attending meetings until it halts forced labor, an agency spokesman said. The agency's 174 member states, as well as workers and employers' representatives, voted by an overwhelming majority to adopt the resolution.
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BUSINESS
February 23, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
U.N. Labor Body Warns of World Jobless Crisis: The International Labor Organization said the world is drifting into an employment crisis and called upon governments to work together to avert a social disaster. In a major report, "World Employment 1995," the U.N. body said about 820 million people--30% of the global labor force--were without jobs or underemployed at the end of 1994.
BUSINESS
April 23, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Study Says Work Accidents Kill 220,000 Annually: The International Labor Organization said about six of every 100,000 workers worldwide die in accidents or from illness contracted at work. The U.N. agency said in a report to the World Congress on Safety and Health that the problem is growing in many countries. ILO Assistant Director-General Ali Taqi said the number of work-related accidents is running at an estimated 125 million a year around the globe.
NEWS
June 18, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
The International Labor Organization, or ILO, adopted a treaty banning the worst forms of child labor, including slavery and trafficking. At its annual meeting, the Geneva-based U.N. agency also banned Myanmar, formerly Burma, from receiving aid or attending meetings until it halts forced labor, an agency spokesman said. The agency's 174 member states, as well as workers and employers' representatives, voted by an overwhelming majority to adopt the resolution.
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March 31, 1992 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Unemployment in Russia, once so small that authorities insisted it did not exist, will reach 15% or more by the end of this year and produce severe hardships in a country that lacks adequate jobless benefits, the International Labor Organization said Monday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 1999
Most members of the World Trade Organization are opposed to linking trade policy and labor standards. But, pushed by labor unions and highly protected industries in the developed countries, including the United States, this issue will come up again in Seattle next month when the WTO kicks off the next round of global trade talks. Labor standards are highly important but are not a subject for the WTO. The issue only invites controversy, antagonizes poor countries and poisons WTO negotiations.
BUSINESS
November 2, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
This post has been updated. See below for details. Hershey Co. is being sued by an investor group accusing the giant confectionery brand of overlooking the African child labor allegedly used to produce the cocoa in its candy. The Louisiana Municipal Police Employees' Retirement System, a public pension fund and Hershey shareholder, filed suit this week against the company in Delaware Chancery Court. The suit, filed the day after Halloween's trick-or-treat gluttony, seeks to force Hershey to open its corporate records for investors, divulging which cocoa suppliers it uses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 1999
Few nations relish the idea of opening their markets to imports, but the 135 member countries of the World Trade Organization will seek to do just that in Seattle this week at a meeting designed to promote the flow of world trade. They put hundreds of proposals on their wish lists and then spent weeks whittling them down to a manageable total. Keeping the agenda simple will clearly be key to the success of the meeting. This might not be as difficult as it seems.
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June 6, 1986 | MARK I. PINSKY and JOHN DART, Times Staff Writers
The Rev. Robert Schuller, concerned that the largest opposition group in South Africa has been infiltrated by "violent elements," has blocked a speech by the group's secretary general at the television evangelist's Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove. Alfred Nzo, a leader of the African National Congress, the oldest multiracial organization opposing white rule in South Africa, had been scheduled to deliver the keynote address June 18 at the annual meeting of the Reformed Church in America.
BUSINESS
February 23, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
U.N. Labor Body Warns of World Jobless Crisis: The International Labor Organization said the world is drifting into an employment crisis and called upon governments to work together to avert a social disaster. In a major report, "World Employment 1995," the U.N. body said about 820 million people--30% of the global labor force--were without jobs or underemployed at the end of 1994.
NEWS
March 31, 1992 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Unemployment in Russia, once so small that authorities insisted it did not exist, will reach 15% or more by the end of this year and produce severe hardships in a country that lacks adequate jobless benefits, the International Labor Organization said Monday.
NEWS
September 25, 2005 | Cassandra Vinograd, Associated Press Writer
The house is filled with children, but has little of their laughter. These boys and girls have lost much of their childhood to long hours and rough treatment working for fishermen. A few play with balls, or play games on the porch. Others help with the laundry. But on a bright summer day, most are draped listlessly over the furniture, sleeping or staring into space, while the international aid group that freed them tries to trace the parents who sold them into what was essentially slavery.
NEWS
September 4, 2012 | By Alana Semuels
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- There are many reasons for labor unions to be a bit unhappy with the Obama administration leading up to the Democratic convention. After all, Democrats decided to hold the convention in a right-to-work state, where organizing is more difficult. And President Obama was relatively silent during protests in Wisconsin that sought to restore collective bargaining rights for public workers. “He talks a pretty good game, but he has not been good, and he hasn't done what he's said” about labor, said Julius Getman, a labor expert at the University of Texas School of Law. The president also didn't support the National Labor Relations Board after it challenged Boeing's plans to move some operations from Washington state to a nonunion state.
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