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Bureau for Workers' Activities (ACTRAV)

  • World Day for Safety and Health at Work, 28 April 2015

    From Prevention to Protection of Workers: the role of Trade Unions

    The right on health and safety workplace is a fundamental human right and decent work implies safe work. As one of the key actors in the world of work, trade unions have an active role to play in building a culture of prevention on occupational safety and health, both at national and workplace levels.

  • World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    Safety and health at work: everyone has a role, know yours

    Today, 865 000 people will either die or be injured doing their job. Every year, 2.8 trillion US$ dollars are taken up by lost working time, treatment, compensation and rehabilitation of occupational injuries and diseases.

  • Interview

    Unacceptable forms of work:What challenges for workers' organizations?

    Protecting workers from unacceptable forms of work is one of the topics of discussion at the 323rd session of the ILO Governing Body, which was held in Geneva from 12 to 27 March 2015. In this interview, Bheki Ntshalintshali, Deputy General Secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), explains the challenges related to unacceptable forms of work.

Key resources

  1. Newsletter

    ACTRAV INFO: April 2015

    30 April 2015

    ACTRAV INFO, A monthly newsletter produced by the ILO Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV), No. 49, April 2015.

  2. Publication

    Trade Union Manual on Export Processing Zones

    17 November 2014

    The ILO Bureau for Workers ‘Activities (ACTRAV) launched a new publication on Export processing zones (EPZ). The manual for Trade Unions responds to two challenges: Engaging in the policy debate with governments on EPZ policy and organizing workers.

  3. International Journal of Labour Research

    The Challenge of Inequality

    23 June 2014

    This issue of the International Journal of Labour Research addresses one of the central challenges of our times: that of overcoming growing inequalities in our societies. This trend, now well-recognized, is worrying not only for its economic impact, but as importantly because it threatens the very social fabric of our societies and may in time become a threat to democracy itself.