Press releases

ACTRAV Info sheets are communiqués on positions taken by the International Labour Office affecting workers and on the positions of the Workers' Group within the organization's various forums.


  1. ILO to convene landmark event on “The Future of Work We Want: Workers’ perspective in the Americas” on 31st May-1st June

    26 May 2017

  2. A new step towards social dialogue in Egypt

    18 May 2017

    Government representatives and the social partners are expected to launch a national strategy to strengthen social dialogue in Egypt.

  3. Decent work for Persons with Disabilities: ILO calls for more engagement of Workers’ Organizations

    15 May 2017

    At the Expert Conference on Disabilities, the Director of the ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) calls for more engagement of workers’ organizations in promoting decent work for persons with disabilities.

  4. ILO launches new issue on psychosocial risks, stress and violence in the world of work

    28 April 2017

    The ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities launched today a new issue of the International Journal of Labour Research on psychosocial risks, stress and violence in the world of work. The aims of this new issue are to raise the questions surrounding work-related stress, violence and harassment in the world of work, in order to respond to the need to revitalize the exchange of information in the labour movement on these topics.

  5. ILO says social dialogue key to shaping the future of work we want

    07 April 2017

    ILO Director-General calls on global leaders to shape a future of work inspired by considerations of humanity, of social justice and peace.

  6. Labour migration: Towards more cooperation between Trade Unions in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay

    05 April 2017

  7. Communication: Challenges and strategies for trade unions

    31 January 2017

    Communication officials and trade union activists from Africa, Asia and the Pacific, the Arab States, Europe and the Americas are to meet in Geneva to discuss communication challenges and strategies for strengthening trade unions.


  1. International labour standards training delivered to Unions in Turin

    05 December 2016

  2. © Núcleo Editorial 2017

    ILO: Non-standard forms of employment, a feature of the contemporary world of work

    14 November 2016

    Ensuring decent work for all non-standard forms of employment (NSFE) will require specific policies.

  3. A new step towards trade union unity in Mauritius

    31 October 2016

    With the support of the ILO’s Bureau for Workers ‘Activities (ACTRAV), 7 confederations will implement the trade union council platform in order to enhance trade union unity in Mauritius.

  4. Amicable settlement of labor disputes finally works

    25 October 2016

    The new mechanism for amicable settlement of labor disputes recently established in The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia provides faster, more efficient and free of charge extrajudicial resolution of collective and individual labor disputes. It is good not only for workers and employers, but also for the country as a whole through favoring social peace in the workplace and thus economic growth.

  5. Towards Trade Union Unity in Uganda

    12 October 2016

    With the support of the ILO’s Bureau for Workers ‘Activities (ACTRAV), 42 unions adopted a resolution to enhance trade union unity in Uganda.

  6. ILO encourages unions to adopt new approaches to communication

    05 October 2016

    ILO, regional Arab trade unions re-think communication strategies and practices in a fast changing media landscape.

  7. Future of Work: ILO calls for more engagement of workers’ organizations

    14 September 2016

    At a high-level meeting in Almaty, the Director of the ILO’s Bureau for Workers’Activities (ACTRAV) calls for more engagement of workers’organisations in the discussion and promotion of the ILO’s future of work initiative.

  8. Unions intensify cooperation to promote decent work for domestic workers and eliminate child labour

    11 August 2016

  9. Asia Pacific: Unions undertake commitment to organize informal workers

    09 August 2016

  10. © ILO 2017

    Achievements and the way forward to protect the rights of migrant domestic workers

    23 June 2016

    On Thursday June 23rd, representatives of Polish and Ukrainian trade unions gathered in Lviv, Ukraine for a one-day workshop organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO) to discuss achievements under the Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers and their Families (GAP-MDW) in the Ukraine-Poland migration corridor.

  11. ILO Governing Body elects Dr. Ulrich Seidenberger as new chairperson

    11 June 2016

    Ambassador Seidenberger from Germany will head the International Labour Organization’s executive body for the period 2016-2017.

  12. ILO calls on EU countries to boost and modernize social dialogue

    20 May 2016

    ILO Deputy Director-General insists on the crucial role social dialogue can play to achieve balanced, sustainable and inclusive growth in European countries.

  13. ILO Director-General expresses concern over freedom of association in Egypt

    08 April 2016

    “I wish to stress that it is the responsibility of the Government to ensure the application of the international labour Conventions on freedom of association that it has freely ratified and which must be respected by all state authorities,” said Guy Ryder in a letter to the Egyptian President.