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.

2018

  1. ILO head urges renewed spirit of tripartism to tackle world of work challenges

    28 May 2018

    International Labour Conference to address a range of issues, including workplace violence, women at work, social dialogue, application of standards and development cooperation.

  2. Towards the ILO Centenary: Call for testimonies from Workers' Organizations

    16 May 2018

  3. Decent Work pledge for Occupied Palestinian Territory

    27 April 2018

    First visit by an ILO Director-General to the Palestinian Territory in two decades aims to consolidate cooperation between the Organization and Palestinian partners.

  4. © Leila Aloui / ILO 2018

    Reforming the migrant domestic work sector in the Arab region vital to welfare of both workers and employers – ILO report

    08 March 2018

    An ILO White Paper outlines policy recommendations to reform the migrant domestic work sector and establish a professionalized and high-quality care economy in the region.

  5. ILO, University of Leicester launch research on violence and harassment in the digital economy

    05 February 2018

  6. Convention No. 189 on domestic workers ratified by Brazil

    01 February 2018

    Brazil promotes decent work for an estimated 7 million domestic workers.

2017

  1. Workers at helm of social protection reforms in new ILO initiative

    24 October 2017

    Representatives from national trade union confederations are teaming up with regional and global advocates to defend and promote social protection for the world’s workers.

  2. ILO to convene High-Level Symposium on “The Future of Work We Want: the Workers’ Perspective”

    13 October 2017

  3. Kazakhstan: ILO calls for implementation of Labour Standards

    29 September 2017

  4. ILO to host a High Level Conference on The Future of Work We Want and the Workers’ perspective in Sub-Saharan Africa

    26 September 2017

  5. ILO to hold Conference on “The Future of Work We Want: Workers’ perspective in the Arab region” on 20-21 September

    18 September 2017

  6. ILO to convene landmark event on “The Future of Work We Want: Workers’ perspective in the Europe and Central Asia” on 12-13 September

    08 September 2017

  7. Catelene Passchier, Workers’ delegate from the Netherlands elected President of the Workers’ Group

    17 June 2017

  8. Marie Clarke Walker, elected vice-president of the Conference

    05 June 2017

  9. President of Uruguay at the ILO Conference: Social dialogue and collective bargaining are essential for progress

    05 June 2017

    Without agreements, there is no progress, President Tabaré Vázquez said at the opening day of the ILO annual meeting in Geneva. In his message to delegates, he warned that "we must not wait for the future, we must build it."

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.