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Bureau for Workers' Activities (ACTRAV)

  • 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.

  • 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.

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. 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. 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.