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Bureau for Workers' Activities (ACTRAV)

  • Governing Body

    325th session of the ILO Governing Body: What were the results for the workers?

    The violation of labour rights in Qatar, Guatemala, Fiji and Myanmar was one of the items on the agenda of the 325th Session of the Governing Body that took place in Geneva from 2nd to 12th November 2015. In this interview, the President of the Workers’ Group of the Governing Body, Mr Luc Cortebeeck, reviews several agenda items, including the global refugee crisis and its labour market implications, and climate change, which is due to be discussed at the Paris Conference in December 2015.

  • Occupational Safety and Health

    Ebola outbreak in West Africa: what are the Unions' expectations?

    The following is an interview with Kofi Asamoah, General Secretary of the Ghana Trade Unions Congress (TUC) who expresses his views about Unions' expectations to protect workers after the ebola outbreak in West Africa.

  • Productivity Improvement

    New ILO Manual on Productivity Improvement for the Unions

    The Workers’ Education Manual on “Productivity Improvement and the Role of Trade Unions” is being launched today Tuesday 17 November at the regional seminar organized by the Bureau for Workers ‘Activities (ACTRAV), the Japan Trade Union Confederation (JTUC-RENGO) and hosted by the Botswana Federation of Trade Unions (BFTU) in Gaborone, Botswana.

Key resources

  1. Newsletter

    ACTRAV INFO: November 2015

    30 November 2015

    ACTRAV INFO, A monthly newsletter produced by the ILO Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV), No. 56, November 2015.

  2. Manual

    Productivity improvement and the role of trade unions

    The issue of productivity improvement has assumed increasing importance with globalization and the ensuing global economic and social crises. Whilst globalization has increased competitiveness of enterprises in both the domestic and international markets, the global economic situation has largely dimmed the prospects for economic growth and employment creation.

  3. Education

    Educating for Union Strength

    14 July 2015

    The handbook emphasizes the importance of training educators and focuses on ‘educating the union educator’ to implement education activities that are learner focused and based on the principles of solidarity and collectivism.