News from ACTRAV

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

    21 May 2018

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. How trade unions promote decent work for persons with disabilities

    03 December 2017

    The ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) has launched a report which highlights trade union action to promote decent work for persons with disabilities. ACTRAV talked to the department’s focal point on disability at work, Nezam Qahoush about the challenges persons with disabilities face in the world of work and the role of the trade union movement in promoting decent work for them.

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    How to promote decent work and workers’ rights in export processing zones

    20 November 2017

    This week, ILO headquarters in Geneva is hosting a meeting of experts to promote decent work and protection of fundamental principles and rights at work for workers in export processing zones (EPZs). ILO News spoke with Vic van Vuuren, Director of the ILO Enterprises Department to find out more about the event and EPZs.

  8. ILO Work in Fishing Convention No.188 (2007) enters into force

    16 November 2017

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

  9. ILO Governing Body wraps up its 331st session

    13 November 2017

    The November session of the ILO Governing Body ended on 9 November. ILO News discussed the highlights with Juan Llobera, Clerk of the Governing Body.

  10. Towards the universal ratification of Convention No. 144

    06 November 2017

    As it moves towards the celebration of its centenary in 2019, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has launched a campaign to promote the universal ratification of the Tripartite Consultation (International Labour Standards) Convention, 1976 (No.144).