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Bureau for Workers' Activities (ACTRAV)

  • Trade Union Movement

    Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of ITUC: What are the challenges and opportunities for Unions in 2016?

    The trade union movement faces significant challenges in 2016, in particular the respect of workers’ rights in many countries. Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) talks about the challenges and opportunities for unions in 2016.

  • Russian Federation

    New Labour Rights Monitoring System

    On 18 December the ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team and Country Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia in Moscow hosted a presentation of the national system of monitoring of violations of labour rights.

  • Global Supply Chains

    Symposium on Global Supply Chains: What are the main conclusions?

    Decent Work in Global Supply Chains was the topic of the workers’ symposium organised by the ILO's Bureau for Workers Activities (ACTRAV) from 15th to 17th December 2015. In this interview, Claude Akpokavie, Senior Adviser highlights the main conclusions emerging from this symposium.

What's new

  1. The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

    New mechanism for amicable settlement of labour disputes available to workers and employers

    02 February 2016

  2. Interview with Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of ITUC

    What are the challenges and opportunities for Unions in 2016?

    27 January 2016

  3. Collective bargaining

    Multi-employer collective bargaining offers workers, employers new opportunities

    14 January 2016

  4. Child Labour

    Eradication of child labour: what role for teachers?

    18 December 2015

  5. International Migrants Day

    Labour standards are vital instruments to protect migrant workers

    18 December 2015

Key resources

  1. Newsletter

    ACTRAV INFO: January 2016

    29 January 2016

    ACTRAV INFO, A monthly newsletter produced by the ILO Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV), No. 58, January 2016.

  2. 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).

  3. Manual

    Productivity improvement and the role of trade unions

    The issue of productivity improvement has assumed increasing importance with globalization and the ensuing global economic and social crises. Whilst globalization has increased competitiveness of enterprises in both the domestic and international markets, the global economic situation has largely dimmed the prospects for economic growth and employment creation.