News from ACTRAV

  1. Towards a future of work without child labour and forced labour in Europe and Central Asia

    19 July 2017

  2. Towards a Trade Union policy to eliminate child labour in the Arab States

    14 July 2017

  3. ILO standards can help regulate migration

    26 June 2017

    In his last interview as President of the Workers’ Group, Luc Cortebeeck looks back at the results of the 106th Session of the International Labour Conference. According to the head of the workers, ILO standards can help protect migrant workers. Cortebeeck also highlights the many cases of violations of international labour standards around the globe, the adoption of a new standard on Employment and Decent Work for Peace and Resilience; and the implementation of fundamental principles and rights at work.

  4. See you at my "playground": Tackling child labour in gold mining

    12 June 2017

    How an ILO project in the Philippines addresses the consequences of climate change and child labour, while improving working conditions in artisanal and small-scale gold mining.

  5. Uzbekistan Federation of Trade Unions Hosts Round Table to Mark World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    28 April 2017

    On 28 April 2017, the Federation of Trade Unions of Uzbekistan held a round-table meeting to mark the World Day for Safety and Health at Work.

  6. Fair competition can protect workers in globalized world

    29 March 2017

    Director of ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities, Maria Helena André, shares insights about her first visit to Viet Nam in March 2017. During her working trip, she had the opportunity to meet leaders of the Viet Nam General Confederation of Labour as well as the Commission of External Affairs and Commission of People’s Mobilization of the Party Central Committee.

  7. “Fly now, pay later”: One of the traps for migrant workers

    03 March 2017

    How a Fair Recruitment Programme led by the ILO in the Philippines, Nepal, Jordan and Tunisia helps protect migrant workers against deceptive hiring practices and abusive working conditions, if not worse.

  8. Sharan Burrow: What are the challenges and opportunities for unions in 2017?

    30 January 2017

    How can women’s trade union membership be improved and what are the unions’ priorities regarding the discussion on the future of work? These are some of the major challenges facing the trade union movement in 2017. In the following interview, Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) discusses the main achievements of the trade union movement in 2016 and highlights major challenges and opportunities for unions in 2017.

  9. Noriyuki Suzuki: “Violations of workers’ rights remain a challenge in the Asia- Pacific region”

    07 December 2016

    The General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation - Asia Pacific (ITUC-AP), Noriyuki Suzuki, discusses the decent work challenges the unions face in his region Fair migration and the role of unions in the implementation of the ILO’s Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy in Asia Pacific are particular priorities for him.

  10. The World of Work: The challenges ahead for ILO

    24 November 2016

    In this interview, President of the Workers’ Group, Luc Cortebeeck, reflects on the results of the 328th Session of the Governing Body of ILO, which took place in November. He explains the big challenges ahead for ILO in the light of the re-election of its Director-General, Guy Ryder. Mr Cortebeeck also talks about the perspective of the Workers’ Group on the protection of workers’ rights in Qatar, Venezuela, Chili, Guatemala and Myanmar as well as on the fight against child labour across the world.