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New ILO study emphasizes possible impact of global economic crisis on forced labour

Brussels, 12 May 2009: The ITUC has welcomed a new ILO Global Report on forced labour worldwide, which will be submitted to the ILO’s annual International Labour Conference in Geneva in June.

Women at the helm, literally

ROME, Feb 13 (IPS) - Shipping used to be for men. Now women are starting to be seen commanding merchant vessels, oil tankers and cruisers, 'manning' ships and operating liner engines.

Worldwide economic recession could cut jobs by 50 million

Reposted from the International Transport Workers Federation The global economic crisis could see more than 50 million jobs lost around the world, according to the International Labour Organization's (ILO) latest report on employment.