ILO staff, management agree on mediation to solve dispute
International Labour Organisation staff have agreed on mediation to resolve their differences with their management, which they accuse of ignoring the good working practices they preach.
"After a week of tension, the administration and staff union of the ILO have agreed on mediation to resolve their disagreements," they said in a statement.
ILO staff last Wednesday held a rare protest against what their union called the growing use of short-term contracts and abuse of recruitment procedures.
They had threatened to walk out on strike if their grievances were not addressed.
The ILO -- a UN agency which groups representatives of governments, employers and workers -- openly advocates social dialogue, minimum labour standards and a "decent work agenda."
It employs around 2,800 people.
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