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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.


  1. © Kirill Kudryavtsev / APF / AFP 2014
  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Unions in Africa pushing the ILO’s Decent Work and social justice agenda

    24 February 2014

    African trade unions need to mobilize to promote the ILO’s Decent Work and social justice agenda, participants said at a regional trade union conference in Nairobi.


  1. Collective bargaining essential to overcome global income inequalities

    17 December 2013

    An international workers’ meeting ended in Geneva on 13 December with a call for strengthening workers’ rights to reduce growing inequalities.

  2. Trade unions to discuss income inequality at ILO meeting

    10 December 2013

    Trade union leaders, ILO experts and scholars from around the globe will analyse the impact that high levels of income inequality are having on workers worldwide.

  3. Temporary Agency Work: What the unions expect from the ILO

    28 November 2013

    Last October, the Trade Union Confederation of the Americas (TUCA) launched a new study on temporary agency work in eight Latin American countries with the support of the ILO Bureau for Workers' Activities (ACTRAV). The study which had been carried out during 2012-2013, highlights in particular the need to counter the expansion of agency work and to set limits to outsourcing strategies. In this context, union representatives explain what they expect from the ILO with regard to Convention 181 and, more broadly, to short-term employment agencies.

  4. Interview with Luc Cortebeeck, Chair of the Workers’ Group of the ILO Governing Body

    11 November 2013

    The 319th session of the ILO Governing Body recently drew to a close in Geneva. Tackled at this session were several issues concerning the economic crisis in Europe, workers’ rights and international migration. In this interview the Chair of the Workers’ Group, Luc Cortebeeck, looks at the main points covered at this session, held in Geneva on 17-31 October 2013.

  5. ILO Deputy Director General calls for faster implementation of the new labour law in Bangladesh

    30 October 2013

    Opening the conference “Bangladesh 2013: The Rising Demand for Labour Standards”, ILO Deputy Director General Gilbert Houngbo called for faster implementation of the new labour law to protect workers after the Rana Plaza building collapse which killed 1,130 workers in Bangladesh six months ago.

  6. Americas: Unions launched a new study on Temporary Agency Work

    29 October 2013

    A new study concerning temporary agency work in eight countries in Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Panama and Uruguay) was been launched in Geneva by the Trade Unions Confederation of Americas (TUCA) and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), with support of ILO Bureau for Workers Activities (ACTRAV).

  7. Georgia : A new start to promote ILO Standards and strengthen Social Dialogue

    14 October 2013

    Georgian Trade Union Confederation (GTUC) launched a new program for the promotion and the ratification of ILO Conventions for the period 2013-2017 and strengthening social dialogue.

  8. Indian Unions set up joint platform for the ratification and application of C87 and C98

    02 October 2013

    A solidarity campaign continues for the ratification and application of ILO Conventions 87 on Freedom of Association and 98 on Collective Bargaining established by 11 national trade union confederations in India.

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