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Bureau for Workers' Activities (ACTRAV)

  • 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.

  • Outcome of the meeting

    Tripartite Meeting on Convention n°87 in relation to the right to strike

    Tripartite Meeting on the Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87) in relation to the right to strike and the modalities and practices of strike action at national level.

Key resources

  1. Newsletter

    ACTRAV INFO: March 2015

    31 March 2015

    ACTRAV INFO, A monthly newsletter produced by the ILO Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV), No. 48, March 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.