Bureau for Workers' Activities (ACTRAV)
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Bureau for Workers' Activities (ACTRAV)

The Mandate of the Bureau for Workers' Activities is to strengthen representative, independent and democratic trade unions in all countries, to enable them to play their role effectively in protecting workers' rights and interests and in providing effective services to their members at national and international levels, and to promote the ratification and implementation of ILO Conventions.

Key resources

  1. 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.

  2. Americas

    Process of Trade Union Self-Reform in the Americas: Advances of the Working Group on Trade Union Self-Reform (WGSR) between 2010-2013
    27 February 2014

    The Working Group on Trade Union Self-Reform (WGSR) was created in April 2009 with support of the FSAL project (Strengthening Trade Unions to meet the new challenges of integration in Latin America) - executed in the framework of ACTRAV - and more recently with support of the ACTRAV/Norway Project “Trade Unions for Social Justice”.

  3. Informal Economy

    Organizing for Decent Work in the Informal Economy-Strategies, Methods and Practices

    Based largely on empirical studies, this book makes an invaluable contribution by presenting trade union organizing strategies, methods and practices in South Asian countries.

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