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.

2015

  1. First cooperation agreement between the ILO and Montenegro

    08 April 2015

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and Montenegro signed its first cooperation programme to promote social dialogue, create more and better jobs, and formalize the informal economy.

  2. Unified contract for migrant garment workers in Jordan unveiled at buyers’ forum

    02 April 2015

    The contract is one of the main provisions of the collective bargaining agreement between employer associations and the garment union designed to improve industrial relations and working conditions.

  3. Promoting more and better jobs for inclusive growth

    02 April 2015

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia will work together to promote job-rich inclusive growth, sustainable enterprises, more effective social dialogue and formalization of the informal economy under a new cooperation agreement signed on 26 March 2015 in Skopje.

  4. Poor farmers and landless peasants claim their rights through collective bargaining

    26 March 2015

    Representatives of the harris, peasants and the landless farmers from the Dadu and Mirpurkhas districts of Sindh learned their right to form trade unions and collectively bargain with their employers/ landlords during an awareness raising seminar on Sindh Industrial Relations Act (SIRA), which was enacted by the Sindh government in March, 2013.

  5. ILO welcomes Fiji tripartite agreement on labour relations

    25 March 2015

  6. Help line launched for Bangladesh worker safety and rights

    15 March 2015

    A telephone Help line for workers to make and resolve grievances relating to workplace safety or workers’ rights has been launched in Bangladesh.

  7. ILO, UNAIDS and UNFPA join efforts to promote Voluntary HIV Counselling and Testing at work in Ukraine

    13 March 2015

    The ILO and UNAIDS launched a VCT@WORK Campaign together with the Federation of Trade Unions of Cherkassy region and UNFPA on 3 March 2015 in Cherkassy region, Ukraine.

  8. © Tabitha Ross/ILO 2015

    New study sheds light on plight of working street-based children in Lebanon

    16 February 2015

    Study is the first of its kind to comprehensively profile the size and magnitude of street-based child labour in Lebanon

  9. Consolidating peace through Trade Unions in Guinea

    26 January 2015

    The ILO enhances the capacities of Guinean Trade Unions to strengthen their role in preventing conflict and consolidating peace.

  10. First Agriculture and Fishing Workers’ Trade Union in Pakistan registered in Karachi

    21 January 2015

    The first ever trade union for Agriculture and Fishing Workers’ in Pakistan has been registered in Karachi. The Sindh Agriculture and Fishing Workers Union (SAFWU) was registered with the office of the Registrar Trade Unions, Karachi under the provisions of Sindh Industrial Relations Act, 2013.

  11. First Domestic Workers’ Trade Union registered in Pakistan

    16 January 2015

    Enhancing rights at work. The first ever trade union for domestic workers in Pakistan has been registered in Lahore by the Department of Labour Punjab, under the Industrial Relations Act 2010. This marks an important step in recognising and expanding legal coverage to vulnerable workers in the informal economy.

2014

  1. Trade unions to promote decent work for domestic workers and elimination of child domestic labor

    15 December 2014

    Key trade unions representatives from 11 countries will gather at the Regional Trade Union Workshop in Yogyakarta, to discuss innovative ways to reduce child domestic labor through the promotion of decent work for domestic workers.

  2. Seoul Declaration bolsters commitment to expanding social protection and social dialogue

    12 December 2014

    Key actors from around the globe pledge to promote social protection floors through social dialogue.

  3. A Decent Work Agenda workshop for National Employment Councils in Zimbabwe

    27 November 2014

    The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions organized an orientation workshop for National Employment Councils on the ILO’s Decent Work Agenda.

  4. High-level Seoul meeting discusses promotion of social protection floors through social dialogue

    20 November 2014

    Prime Minister Jung Hong-won addresses conference on the role of economic and social councils in supporting social protection

  5. © Kirill Kudryavtsev / APF / AFP 2015

    Many immigrants in Europe struggling to move out of low-skilled jobs; European governments have opportunities to prioritize policies to secure upward mobility

    18 November 2014

  6. Unions call for more emphasis on preventing workplace accidents and diseases

    08 October 2014

    A symposium of union participants and ILO experts in Jakarta says preventative culture must become a priority.

  7. RMG trade union members learn safety and organisational skills

    24 September 2014

    Trade union members will be better placed to enhance conditions in the Ready Made Garment (RMG) sector following a week-long programme of training activities designed to increase their organizational capacity and involvement in occupational safety committees.

  8. Building trade union unity and solidarity in Mauritius

    18 September 2014

    At a national forum on challenges of employment, gender mainstreaming and trade union unity, ACTRAV argues for greater unity efforts.

  9. India: 11 unions oppose moves to weaken union organising

    29 July 2014