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.
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.
04 April 2016
The ILO Country Office for Thailand, Cambodia and Lao PDR takes note of today’s decision of the National Assembly to adopt a Law on Trade Unions.
02 February 2016
A EU funded project on “Promoting Social Dialogue” implemented by the ILO has established a new mechanism for amicable settlement of labour disputes thus contributing to building and maintaining harmonious and productive workplace relations in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
14 January 2016
The success of this agreement, the first one of its kind, can help Viet Nam successfully implement the Trans-Pacific Partnership obligations as a member state of the ILO.
17 December 2015
The international symposium on decent work in Global supply chains calls for ratification and implementation of International labour standards, and strengthening of trade unions in Multinationals Enterprises.
08 December 2015
10 November 2015
ILO and IOM hosted an inter-ministerial meeting that brought together a cross section of Somali government officials to discuss key issue on migration and mobility.
04 November 2015
A tripartite meeting at the ILO looks to improve regulation of work relationships in a rapidly changing industry.
03 November 2015
A major assessment of key methodological tools on labour inspection and the informal economy in six African countries.
30 October 2015
An international meeting in The Hague on workplace compliance concludes with a course of action for national social dialogue institutions.
09 October 2015
The Nobel Peace Prize 2015 was awarded to National Dialogue Quartet "for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution of 2011". Read the ILO's reaction.
ILO’s tripartite partners commit to improving labour standards and promotion of decent work in Punjab province
22 September 2015
The Government of Punjab restated its commitment to fast track the existing labour inspection reform process. Workers and Employers highlighted ILO’s role in expanding the coverage of labour legislation to the informal sector including domestic workers, home based workers and agriculture workers.
04 September 2015
The dialogue for the development of Pakistan’s Decent Work Country Program III (DWCP, 2016-2020) set off with a tripartite meeting convened by the Ministry of Overseas Pakistan and Human Resource Development (OP-HRD). The meeting saw the agreement on four broad priorities encompassing employment creation, social protection, ILS compliance and stronger worker and employer organizations.
Collective bargaining and social dialogue highlighted in workshop as vital tools to ensure good industrial relations in MENA region
03 September 2015
The ILO brings together employer and union representatives from the MENA region to explore successful collective bargaining and bipartite social dialogue structures and practices in selected sectors.
Labour Law Reforms, Termination of Employment, Productivity and Investment, Flexibility, Social Dialogue and the Economy
21 August 2015
11 August 2015
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the Nigerian Labour Congress agreed to work together towards the promotion of Decent Work for all Nigerian Workers .
04 August 2015
The award-winning actor has been appointed an ILO Goodwill Ambassador with a focus on forced labour, an issue he has long campaigned against.
03 August 2015
Around 830 million women do not have adequate maternity protection. Almost 80 per cent of these workers are in Africa and Asia. Mali, Morocco, Benin and Burkina Faso are the only African countries that have ratified ILO Convention No. 183.
28 July 2015
In a historic address to the African Union, President Barack Obama urged leaders to prioritize creating jobs and opportunity for the youngest and fastest-growing continent in the world.
24 July 2015
With limited job creation and growing inequalities, labour administration should become a national priority, urged Aeneas Chuma, Head of the ILO in Africa at the Ministerial Conference of UEMOA countries.