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. 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.

  2. New report on future of social protection in Mongolia launched

    15 May 2015

    The report, “Social protection assessment based national dialogue: Definition and cost of Social protection floor in Mongolia”, was launched by the United Nations in Mongolia, the International Labour Organization ILO), the Ministry of Population Development and Social Protection (MPDSP) and the Ministry of Labour (MOL), at a meeting attended by more than 130 participants.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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

    20 April 2015

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. ILO welcomes Fiji tripartite agreement on labour relations

    25 March 2015

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. © 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

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.