Events and meetings

One of ACTRAV’s main events is the bi-annual International Workers’ Symposium. This is a meeting gathering trade unionists and other specialists from all over the world to discuss a given topic.

In addition ACTRAV organizes other events, meetings and workshops, both at headquarters and in the field, focusing on the areas of activities of the bureau.

ACTRAV is at the service of workers representatives as they participate in different meetings at the ILO. Colleagues do also assist in preparing case files that will help worker representatives develop their positions and arguments for the Annual Conference of the ILO, the Governing Body, regional and sectoral conferences and in the Office's various activities.

December 2017

  1. ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean Breakfast Meeting

    This event will showcase in a concise, high-impact manner how the ILO is preparing with the Caribbean for the future of work through the presentation of the two aforementioned documents. This aims to reinforce ILO’s voice and visibility as the world’s expert agency for the world of work, and indeed the future of work, in this case focusing on training.

November 2017

  1. The Future of Work in the Caribbean: What do we know? What do we need to know?

    A report on the findings will contribute towards the ILO global Initiative, including a constituent meeting to be convened by the ILO in 2018.

October 2017

  1. Free Online Course on Fair Wage Strategies in a Global Economy starts on 24 October 2017 with a live online launch

    Join the new Massive Open Online Course of ILO-ACTRAV and the Global Labour University which offers global networking, theory and practical skills for trade unionists on fair wages, collective bargaining and minimum wages.

  2. The Future of Work We Want: the Workers’ Perspective

September 2017

  1. The Future of Work We Want: Workers’ perspective in the Sub-saharan African countries

    The conference will bring together workers’ leaders, voices from academia, governments and employers from across the region to discuss the profound transformations and challenges faced by the world of work today and in the future.

  2. CEC-CCL 2nd Regional Bipartite Meeting

    This Regional Bipartite Meeting will essentially be dedicated to discuss and adopt joint policy positions which the regional organizations CCL and CEC will advocate and promote within CARICOM forums and their affiliates will champion at the national level.

  3. The Future of Work We Want: Workers’ perspective in the Arab region

    The conference will bring together workers’ leaders, voices from academia, governments and employers from across the region to discuss the profound transformations and challenges faced by the world of work today and in the future.

  4. The Future of Work We Want: Workers’ perspective in Europe and Central Asia region

    The conference will bring together workers’ leaders, voices from academia, governments and employers from across the region to discuss the profound transformations and challenges faced by the world of work today and in the future.

July 2017

  1. The Future of Work We Want: Workers’ perspective in South-East Asia and the Pacific

    The conference will bring together workers’ leaders, voices from academia, governments and employers from across the region to discuss the profound transformations and challenges faced by the world of work today and in the future.

May 2017

  1. Regional Seminar for Strengthening Governance in Global Supply Chains by Promoting Global Framework Agreements and Other instruments

    Global supply chains have contributed to economic growth, job creation, poverty reduction and entrepreneurship and can contribute to a transition from the informal to the formal economy. They can create opportunities for suppliers to move to higher value products and enabled workers to access to high skilled employment with better working conditions and higher pay.

  2. Towards Activating Strategy of Social Dialogue in Egypt

    The conference this year will activate a national strategy of the social dialogue in Egypt for mainstreaming the social dialogue policies in the agenda of the social partners and developing the existing institutions for ensuring their vitality and sustainability.

  3. Youth Rights at Work: Towards Safe and Inclusive Work Environment

    25 youth will participate in the Training of Trainers (TOT) organised by the ILO’s Bureau for Workers ‘Activities (ACTRAV) in cooperation with WHO, UNICEF, UNAIDS and UNFPA. This training will focus on the different pillars of decent work including gender, inclusiveness, occupational health and safety as well as the principles of adult education. The aim of the training is to train and provide the trainees with the designed training package for pilot implementation within their communities and networks.

  4. Conference on Trade Union Actions on Decent Work for Persons with Disabilities

    This conference serves to address trade union actions on disability in multi-sectoral forum. As well as disseminating research and raising awareness on inclusion of persons with disabilities and the relation between this and decent work, the conference will also identify ways forward for both trade unions and the ILO itself. Working together across ILO units (including ACTRAV and GED), the conference will also closely engage the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and Global Union Federations in design and execution.

March 2017

  1. Side event on Freedoms of association and peaceful assembly in the workplace

    The side event will take place during the ​​​​​​​​​​34th session of the Human Rights Council, 27 February to 24 March 2017

February 2017

  1. Communications: Organizing and Mobilizing Workers

    The ILO will hold a training workshop to help strengthen communication skills of workers organizations to enhance their capacity on using various channels to mobilize and organize workers.

  2. 5th Conference of the Regulating for Decent Work Network: Future of Work

January 2017

  1. Inter-regional Conference on Communication Strategies to Strengthen Trade Unions

    Communication officials and trade union activists from Africa, Asia and the Pacific, the Arab States, Europe and the Americas are to meet in Geneva from 6th to 8th February 2017 to discuss communication challenges and strategies for strengthening trade unions.

September 2016

  1. Trade Union Regional Meeting on Collective Bargaining and Gender clauses

    35 Trade Unions leaders from all the region will attend this meeting from 20 to 24 September 2016.The meeting is organized by the ILO’s Bureau for Workers ‘Activities (ACTRAV), in coordination with the International Training Center (ITC) Turin and the Trade Union Confederation of Americas (TUCA). In the framework of this activity a bipartite project on equal salary will be signed by the Government of Chile and Trade Unions from public sector.

  2. Training of Trainers on Evidence-Based Collective Bargaining

    Garment is one of the priority industries for employment creation in Indonesia, along with other labour intensive industries, including textile, footwear, electronic industries, and infrastructure projects. Contributing around 10-12 percent of employment, garment is among the top five contributors to employment in manufacturing sector.

August 2016

  1. Organizing and Decent Work for Domestic Workers and Elimination of Child Labour in Domestic Work

    Domestic work is one of the largest sectors of informal sector work in urban areas in Asian countries and an important source of employment of migrant workers, predominantly women and children. Globally, one in every 13 female wage worker is employed in domestic work. Developing countries in Asia are a major source of international migrants working as domestics both within Asia and beyond.