42 trade unionists from the regions of Africa, Arab states and Asia-Pacific gathered at the International Training Centre (ITC-ILO) from 21 November to 2 December 2016 to discuss about International Labour Standards (ILS) and workers’ rights.
Organised by the ILO’s Bureau for Workers ‘Activities (ACTRAV), the inter-regional training focused on empowering trade unionists through the development of trade union policies, actions and strategies to promote the ratification and application of ILS aimed at achieving decent work for all.
“Collectively, we have a responsibility to exponentially expand global, regional and national partnerships and alliances, to reverse the trends of continued humanitarian violations. Ultimately, the answer lies in our hands to sensitize, mobilize and educate our members to demand change” according to Ms. Riefdah Ajam, a participant from the Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA).
Participants from 29 countries will be expected to implement action plans on promoting the ratification and enforcement of ILS as well as follow-up on the conclusions and recommendations of the ILO’s supervisory bodies at their country level.
“Upon returning to my country, I will review the pending labor cases the federation is handling and determine the remarkable cases where arguments on International Labour Standards may be applicable”, said Genesis Capocyan, from the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP), one of the participants to this training.
During the training, the sessions have been facilitated by high profile experts including specialists from the ILO Headquarters, the Turin Training Centre and Global union federations.
For more informations, please contact:
Mr Henry Cunningham
ACTRAV Programme Manager