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Bureau for Workers' Activities (ACTRAV)

  • Informal Economy

    Asia Pacific: Unions undertake commitment to organize informal workers

    Organizing informal workers is crucial to implement ILO Recommendation 204 on the transition from the informal to the formal economy,Unions said.

  • Informal Economy

    Informal workers’ rights have a home in Costa Rica and El Salvador

    An ILO-supported project aims to counsel informal workers and establish institutional partnerships to create collective strategies to promote workers’ transition from the informal to the formal economy.

  • VCT@WORK Initiative

    Almost 5 million workers reached under ILO HIV Initiative

    The initial phase of voluntary counselling and testing for workers – the VCT@WORK Initiative – shows encouraging results; and demonstrates that workplaces are “uniquely” placed to reduce the HIV testing gap.

Key resources

  1. Newsletter

    ACTRAV INFO: July 2016

    29 July 2016

    ACTRAV INFO, A monthly newsletter produced by the ILO Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV),No. 64, July 2016.

  2. Manual

    Trade Unions and Child Labour: A tool for action

    24 March 2016

    The eradication of child labour is a necessary step on the path to decent work for all and for sustainable development. It requires political will at the national and global levels, implementation of all ILO conventions (particularly Conventions 138 and 182), investment in education and universal social protection, as well as decent work for adults. Trade unions have a vital role to play in bringing about these changes.

  3. 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).