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Bureau for Workers' Activities (ACTRAV)

  • International Labour Conference

    105th Session of the International Labour Conference, June 2016

    From 30 May to 10 June, Government, Employers’ and Workers’ representatives from 187 member States will discuss a series of world of work issues including global supply chains; decent work for peace, security and disaster resilience, as well as the impact of the ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization. Delegates will also consider amendments to the Code of the Maritime Labour Convention and review the report of the Director-General on poverty.

  • Trade union rights

    ILO Director-General expresses concern over freedom of association in Egypt

    “I wish to stress that it is the responsibility of the Government to ensure the application of the international labour Conventions on freedom of association that it has freely ratified and which must be respected by all state authorities,” said Guy Ryder in a letter to the Egyptian President.

  • Future of Work

    Future of Work: lessons from South Africa

    Bheki Ntshalintshali, General Secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) discusses possible ways to overcome the technological advancement in the world of work and how trade unions can influence the discussion around the ILO Centenary initiative on the Future of Work.

Key resources

  1. Newsletter

    ACTRAV INFO: April 2016

    29 April 2016

    ACTRAV INFO, A monthly newsletter produced by the ILO Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV),No. 61, April 2016.

  2. Manual

    Trade Unions and Child Labour: A tool for action

    24 March 2016

    The eradication of child labour is a necessary step on the path to decent work for all and for sustainable development. It requires political will at the national and global levels, implementation of all ILO conventions (particularly Conventions 138 and 182), investment in education and universal social protection, as well as decent work for adults. Trade unions have a vital role to play in bringing about these changes.

  3. International Journal of Labour Research

    Decent work in global supply chains

    12 December 2015

    The Rana Plaza tragedy in Bangladesh in April 2013 brought to the attention of the global community the appalling working conditions experienced by workers in global supply chains (GSCs).