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Bureau for Workers' Activities (ACTRAV)

  • Workers'Group Meeting, ILC 2015

    International Labour Conference 2015: What were the results for the workers?

    In this interview, President of the Workers’ Group, Luc Cortebeeck,  talks about the issues discussed at this session, such as the transition from the informal to the formal economy, social protection, the discussions about small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and the creation of decent and productive jobs, as well as the Director-General’s report on the Future of Work.

  • Informal Economy

    New ILO Standard on the informal economy: What are the challenges and opportunities for Unions?

    The ILO has adopted a new Recommendation on the Transition from the informal to the formal economy. The following is an interview with Raghwan Raghwan, Senior Specialist in Workers’Activities, who express his views about the challenges and opportunities for Unions to organize workers in the informal economy. M. Raghwan also explains how the ILO can work with Unions to facilitate the implementation of new labour standard to tackle the informal economy.

  • 29-30 June 2015

    National Trade Union Conference on Labour Law Reform, Industrial Relations and Industry Development

    With the assistance of ILO ACTRAV the national trade union movement in India is strengthening its campaign to enable and prepare the trade union responses to Labour Law Reform, Industrial Relations and Industry Development.

Key resources

  1. Newsletter

    ACTRAV INFO: June 2015

    30 June 2015

    ACTRAV INFO, A monthly newsletter produced by the ILO Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV), No. 51, June 2015.

  2. International Journal of Labour Research

    A just transition for all: Can the past inform the future?

    11 June 2015

    2015 is a decisive year for global agreements on Sustainable Development and climate change. The ILO calls for a just transition for all towards a greener and more socially sustainable economy. This Journal is focussing on drawing lessons from a few transition experiences in order to analyse how successfully (or not) these processes were managed in the past and how future transitions might be handled in a just manner.

  3. MNEs and Freedom of Association

    Multinationales Enterprises and Freedom of Association: Cases of the ILO Committee on Freedom of Association

    25 December 2014

    Provides an overview of the violations of freedom of association that originated in major multinational enterprises, summarizing the facts alleged by the unions, the Committee's recommendations and the subsequent result, with the aim of highlighting one more time the importance of the Committee and of the international labour standards in general, for protecting the fundamental rights of workers around the world.