Bureau for Workers' Activities (ACTRAV)

Key areas of work

  1. Trade Unions in transition

    The ILO Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work identified four drivers that impact the world of work. These are globalization, demographic, environmental and technological changes. These drivers affect the labour markets of today and tomorrow, and with that the future of trade unions: the potential of organizing and servicing workers, and to speak with one voice to participate in inclusive and effective social dialogue.

  2. Skills and Lifelong Learning

    Skills and Lifelong Learning (LLL) are of crucial importance for workers’ organisations, both as actors and as stakeholders. This is even more the case today as the world of work has been changing rapidly.

Key resources

  1. Manual

    Dealing with crises arising from conflicts and disasters-ILO training manual for workers’ organizations

    This training manual focusses on situations that are at the crossroads of humanitarian assistance, development, peacebuilding and resilience. It contributes to anchoring the role of the ILO and the social partners across this field.

  2. Guide

    Workers’ guide to ILO Conventions concerning minimum standards of social security

    The guide aims to help workers’ representatives to promote the ratification of ILO standards, and in particular Convention No. 102, and to ensure their application at national level as a basis for progressively extending adequate and sustainable social protection to all.

  3. Report

    Decent work deficits among rural workers

    This report is a summary of the findings of 16 case studies commissioned by the ILO Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) in mid-2021 to examine the situation concerning decent work and existing opportunities for trade union organizing in rural economies in selected countries and economic sectors in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Eastern Europe.

  4. Report

    Social Dialogue Report 2022: Collective bargaining for an inclusive, sustainable and resilient recovery

    This first edition of this new ILO flagship report focuses on collective bargaining.

  5. Report

    Pay transparency legislation: Implications for employers' and workers' organizations

    This paper provides an overview of pay transparency legislations within the wider set of policies to reduce the gender pay gap.