The 110th International Conference of International Labour Organisation (ILO) will be held at Geneva, Switzerland from 29th May to 11th June 2022. Sri Bhupendra Yadav, Minister of Labour and Employment will participate along with his senior officials including Labour Secretary. The 13 Member workers groups consist of BMS-5; AITUC-2; HMS-2; AIUTUC-1; and SEWA-1. From India eight Employers Organisations are participating in the conference.
Sri Hiranmaya. J. Pandya, National President of Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) will lead the workers group as Indian Delegate (Workers’ group) and will address the plenary session on the allotted day.
On behalf of BMS- Smt. Neeta Chobey, Vice President; Binoy Kumar Sinha, General Secretary BMS; Sri B Surendran, Organising Secretary and Kum.Anjali Patel, Organising Secretary, Akhil Bharatiya Aanganwadi Karmachari Mahasangh will participate in the conference.
Besides these, senior leaders of different Trade unions – Sri Harbhajan Singh, General secretary, HMS; Ms. Champa Varma, National Secretary HMS; Sri Suhas Naik,State Secretary, AITUC, Goa; Smt . Smt. Leena Chatarjee Basu, AITUC, West Bengal; Sri Karumalaiyan Thevar, National Secretary, CITU; Mrs. Usha Rani, National Secretary CITU; Sri Samar Krishna Singha, AIUTUC; and Smt. Sonia George, SEWA will participate as advisors.
After the pandemic, this is the first physical conference. So, it generated curiosity & enthusiasms among the participants. The Conference will discuss about – Application of Standards; Apprenticeship, Strategic objectives of employment, Decent work, Social and Solidarity Economy, Safe & Healthy working conditions, and amendments in Maritime Labour Convention 2006 along with other busines agenda. Indian Workers Delegate Sri Hiranmaya Pandya will present Indian Labour Scenario at the Plenary session.
Apprenticeships (standard-setting, first discussion)
A recurrent discussion on the strategic objective of employment under the follow-up to the ILO Declaration on social Justice for a Fair Globalization
Decent work and the social and solidarity economy (general discussion)
Inclusion of safe and healthy working conditions in the ILO’s framework of fundamental principles and rights at work through an amendment to paragraph 2 of the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, 1998
Approval of amendments to the Code of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (subject to the adoption of any amendments by the Special Tripartite Committee of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 at the second part of its fourth meeting in May 2022)