News from ACTRAV

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. “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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. © Alex Ogle / AFP 2017

    Making non-standard jobs decent jobs

    18 November 2016

    Today there is greater variation in the labour market, with many workers in part-time, on-call, or temporary employment, in employment arrangements with multiple employers, or in disguised employment or dependent self-employment. The ILO refers to these arrangements as “non-standard forms of employment”.

  8. ILO Study: Lebanon requires a new paradigm for trade unions to prosper

    17 November 2016

    A study released by the ILO and the the Friedrich-Ebert Foundation has stated that past and current structures in the Lebanese economy and workers’ organizations have resulted in a need for unions to rethink their role and internal structures to meet the expectations of their members as well as the wider labour force.

  9. © Ingrid Taylar 2017

    ILO Work in Fishing Convention No.188 (2007) to enter into force

    16 November 2016

    Landmark Convention will boost global efforts to ensure decent work for the world’s 38 million workers in the fishing sector.

  10. © ILO / Maillard J. 2017

    Seafarers and their families ensured of protection in cases of abandonment, death, and long-term disability

    12 October 2016

    ILO member States have confirmed the amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention ensuring better protection to seafarers and their families in case of abandonment, death, and long-term disability.