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. Labour Law Reforms, Termination of Employment, Productivity and Investment, Flexibility, Social Dialogue and the Economy

    21 August 2015

  2. Nigerian Labour Congress and ILO to jointly promote Decent Work

    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 .

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    Brazilian actor Wagner Moura joins campaign to end modern slavery

    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.

  4. Five things you should know about maternity protection in Africa

    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.

  5. Africa must focus on youth employment, says President Obama

    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.

  6. Labour administration at the heart of decent work, says ILO

    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.

  7. ILO launches a 5 million € EU-Funded project on migration in Ethiopia

    23 July 2015

    The ILO and the Ministry of Labour & Social Affairs (MOLSA) are launching a new EU-funded project to support the reintegration of Ethiopian Returnees from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

  8. Youth Employment in Eastern and Southern Africa

    22 July 2015

    A Knowledge Sharing Forum to showcase innovative work, challenges and opportunities for youth employment policies in Comoros, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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    ILO to support post-Ebola recovery effort in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone

    06 July 2015

    The International Labour Organization will take part to the Ebola Recovery Conference in New York on 10 July to galvanize support and ensure a healthier and safer future of the world of work in the three hard-hit West-African countries.

  10. ILO Governing Body elects Misako Kaji as new chairperson

    13 June 2015

    Misako Kaji, Permanent Representative of Japan to the International Organizations in Geneva will head the International Labour Organization’s executive body for the period 2015-2016.

  11. Minimum wages needed to overcome poverty, Unions say

    19 May 2015

    30 unionists from 15 countries in Asia and the Pacific participated in a regional seminar on Wages and Productivity, organized by the ILO’ Bureau for Workers Activities (ACTRAV) under the ACTRAV-All China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) South-South cooperation.

  12. ILO and Comoros agree to implement new DWCP

    04 May 2015

    The ILO, the Government and the social partners of Comoros signed in Moroni a new MoU to implement the 2015-2019 Decent Work Country Programme focused on employment and social protection.

  13. Cultivate trade union unity for decent work, says ILO

    01 May 2015

    Trade union unity constitutes a new approach for labour movements to modernize and achieve decent work, stated ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Africa, Aeneas Chuma at the Golden Jubilee of COTU in Nairobi, Kenya.

  14. Rana Plaza commemoration highlights progress made and challenges ahead in Bangladesh ready-made garment sector

    23 April 2015

    Speakers at a commemoration event to mark the second Rana Plaza anniversary recognised the progress made towards creating a safer ready-made garment (RMG) sector for Bangladesh while stressing the need for further improvements to working conditions and worker rights in the industry.

  15. ILO calls for greater social dialogue in Bangladesh RMG sector

    21 April 2015

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) has called for greater social dialogue among representatives of government, employers and workers within the Bangladesh ready-made garment sector, highlighting the gains this would bring.

  16. Strong communications can boost activities in Asia-Pacific, unions say

    20 April 2015

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.