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Bureau for Workers' Activities (ACTRAV)

  • Trade union rights

    ILO Director-General expresses concern over freedom of association in Egypt

    “I wish to stress that it is the responsibility of the Government to ensure the application of the international labour Conventions on freedom of association that it has freely ratified and which must be respected by all state authorities,” said Guy Ryder in a letter to the Egyptian President.

  • Governing Body

    How the ILO is improving workers' protection through dialogue

    Interview with the President of the ILO’s Workers’ Group on the achievements of the governing body meeting held in March. Luc Cortebeeck explains how the protection of workers ‘rights in Qatar, Venezuela, Fiji and Guatemala was a major focus of the discussions as well as the protection of migrant workers and the application of international labour standards by multinational enterprises.

  • Future of Work

    Future of Work: lessons from South Africa

    Bheki Ntshalintshali, General Secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) discusses possible ways to overcome the technological advancement in the world of work and how trade unions can influence the discussion around the ILO Centenary initiative on the Future of Work.

What's new

  1. World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    Work-related stress: What impact in the public services?

    28 April 2016

  2. © infradept 2016

    World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2016

    'Workplace stress: It’s time to lift the burden'

    28 April 2016

  3. Industrial Relations Forum

    Viet Nam vows to reform industrial relations to fully reap integration benefits

    19 April 2016

  4. Trade union rights

    ILO Director-General expresses concern over freedom of association in Egypt

    08 April 2016

  5. 326th session of ILO Governing Body

    How the ILO is improving workers' protection through dialogue

    04 April 2016

Key resources

  1. Newsletter

    ACTRAV INFO: March 2016

    31 March 2016

    ACTRAV INFO, A monthly newsletter produced by the ILO Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV),No. 60, March 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).