News from ACTRAV

  1. End of exit permits for most migrant workers in Qatar welcomed

    04 September 2018

    Qatar introduces new legislation to ensure freedom of movement of migrant workers, advancing its reform agenda.

  2. ILO @ 100: A year of celebration

    03 September 2018

    In 2019, the ILO will celebrate its 100th anniversary. The Centenary will be an opportunity to celebrate the ILO’s achievements and reaffirm its position as the authoritative global organization for the world of work.

  3. ILO deputy head: The Centenary will be a milestone for the ILO

    03 September 2018

    With a little over 100 days until the ILO’s Centenary, ILO Deputy Director-General Greg Vines explains where the Organization stands with preparations for the anniversary year.

  4. Philippines hosts trade union regional forum on decent work for peace and resilience

    21 August 2018

    International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates revealed that around 1.5 billion people live in countries experiencing situations of fragility and armed violence, and another 200 million people are affected by slow or sudden onset of disasters. In the Asia-Pacific region, about 93 per cent of people in extreme poverty live in countries that are environmentally vulnerable, politically fragile or both. Trade unions are expected to play a key role to address conflicts and disasters in the region.

  5. Trade Unions to help ensure peace and resilience in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

    20 July 2018

  6. ILO launches series of regional seminars on Recommendation 205 for workers’ organizations

    21 May 2018

  7. President of Georgia assures ILO representatives of his full support to improving work safety and labour rights

    18 April 2018

    Today H.E. Giorgi Margvelashvili, President of Georgia, discussed labour safety issues with representatives of trade unions and the Inernational Labour Organization (ILO). The meeting focused on the recent tragic workplace incidents in coalmines in the city of Tkibuli, mechanisms for labour inspection to prevent such accidents and Georgian labour legislation that, according to President Margvelashvili, requires further improvement.

  8. Head of ILO Bureau for Workers’ Activities: Meetings in Moscow

    02 April 2018

    In late March, a delegation of the ILO Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) headed by Maria Helena Andre, ACTRAV Director, visited the Russian Federation. The programme of the visit included participation in international trade union fora, meetings with heads of trade union associations and staff of the ILO Moscow Office.

  9. Malaysian and Vietnamese trade unions to collaborate on protecting migrant workers’ rights

    20 February 2018

    The Malaysian Trade Union Congress (MTUC) and the Viet Nam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) have developed a Joint Plan of Action on increasing protection of Vietnamese migrant workers in Malaysia.

  10. How to promote Social Dialogue in Georgia

    12 February 2018

    Georgia recently ratified the ILO Convention on Tripartite Consultation N°144. In this interview, Irakli Petriashvili, President of the Georgian Trade Union Confederation (GTUC) shared his views about the benefits of social dialogue in Georgia. As President of the ITUC’s Pan European Regional Council-PERC, M. Petriashvili also stressed the role of governments and social partners in strengthening social dialogue and tripartism in the Eastern Europe region.