Events and meetings

One of ACTRAV’s main events is the bi-annual International Workers’ Symposium. This is a meeting gathering trade unionists and other specialists from all over the world to discuss a given topic.

In addition ACTRAV organizes other events, meetings and workshops, both at headquarters and in the field, focusing on the areas of activities of the bureau.

ACTRAV is at the service of workers representatives as they participate in different meetings at the ILO. Colleagues do also assist in preparing case files that will help worker representatives develop their positions and arguments for the Annual Conference of the ILO, the Governing Body, regional and sectoral conferences and in the Office's various activities.

April 2013

  1. Trade unions and worker cooperatives: Where are we at?

  2. ILO ACTRAV Regional Seminar on Wage Policy

    Extremely low wages for many workers in the formal and the informal economy are keeping millions of workers and their families in poverty. Wage growth in many countries has been lacking productivity growth. Policies in favour of systematic trade surpluses have deprived workers from their fair share of the wealth creation in money countries.

  3. Call for application to Global Labour University Programmes (Deadline: 1 April 2013)

    The Global Labour University (GLU) invites trade unionists and labour activists to apply until 1st April 2013 to the following programmes.

September 2012

  1. Kenya: Symposium on Police-Management Relations in Africa

    For many years, the police and prisons services were usually excluded from general labour legislation in many countries. Police and Prisons Acts were enacted covering issues such as appointment and service conditions, but there was no involvement of the officers themselves. Even as other civil servants gained their organizational rights, the police and prisons did not, arguably due to the nature of their responsibility for the internal security of the country.

June 2012

  1. Tribute to Lord Brett of Lydd, former President of Workers’ group and Vice-President of the ILO’s Governing Body

    The former President of Workers’ group and Vice-President of the ILO’s Governing Body (from 1993 to 2002), Lord Bill Brett of Lydd passed away in March 2012. Following his death, a tribute was paid to him during the 313th Session of ILO Governing Body in March 2012, and at the 101st Session of the International Labour Conference in June 2012.

  2. Social justice and growth: The role of the minimum wage

    International Journal of Labour Research Launch of Vol. 4 Issue 1 and Panel Discussion

  3. Confronting Finance: Mobilizing the 99% for economic and social progress

    Book Lauch and Panel Discussion with Mr. Vasco Pedrina, Vice President of Building and Wood Workers International (BWI- Europe Region), Mr. Frank Hoffer, Senior Research Officer (ILO-ACTRAV) and Ms. Phumzile Ncube (Editor).

January 2012

  1. Workshop on Enabling Environment for Sustainable Enterprises in Barbados

    A workshop is to be organized to present and validate a draft report on an enabling environment for sustainable enterprises in Barbados. The draft paper includes secondary data, the results of a national survey conducted in November 2011 by the Barbadian social partners led by BWU, as well as supplementary information collected by ILO and the Barbadian social partners.

November 2011

  1. Tanzania:Tripartite Workshop on Improving Communication and Media Strategies for the Promotion of Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining

  2. Tanzania:High-Level Seminar on Promoting Freedom of Association and the Effective Recognition of the Right to Collective Bargaining

    The High-Level Seminar Promoting Freedom of Association and the Effective Recognition of the Right to Collective Bargaining was organised by the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) projects Global Project on promoting freedom of association and collective bargaining and Improving Labour Law Compliance in the United Republic of Tanzania (ILLC).

September 2011

  1. Latin America and the Caribbean Internal Coordination Meeting

  2. Ideas on the ACTEMP-ACTRAV Meeting

August 2011

  1. Nepal: Campaign for Ratification and Application of ILO Conventions Nos. 87 and 98 in the Asia-Pacific Region

    The Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ILO-ACTRAV), in cooperation with the International Trade Union Confederation-Asia Pacific (ITUC-AP) and the trade union organizations of Nepal, is running a campaign for the ratification and application of ILO Conventions Nos.87 and 98 in a number of countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

June 2011

  1. Domestic Worker Research Network: Invitation to Launch & Reception

    The "Domestic Worker Research Network" (DW-RN) - an international and interdisciplinary network of researchers and activists - cordially invites you to attend a private reception to celebrate its official launch on the occasion of the conclusion of the discussion on Decent Work for Domestic Workers at the 100th session of the International Labour Conference.

  2. Reorganizing the Labour Movement in the Americas: Sharing Successes and Challenges

May 2011

  1. There is an Alternative: Economic Policies and Labour Strategies beyond the Mainstream

    Panel Discussion: Sharan Burrow (ITUC) Richard Kozul-Wright (UNCTAD) Dan Cunniah (ACTRAV) Nicolas Pons-Vignon (Editor)

April 2011

  1. Call for Papers - A Green Economy that Works for Social Progress (Deadline: 15 may 2011)

    The Global Union research Network (GURN) is organizing its second workshop on climate change and green jobs in October 2011 and trade unionists and researchers are invited to present papers and discuss the challenges these issues pose for organised labour.

  2. Workshop on Wages, the Crisis and Economic Recovery

    ACTRAV’s International Journal of Labour Research is sponsoring a workshop on the theme of “wages, the crisis and economic recovery”. The objective is to stimulate a discussion on the linkages between the growing wage inequality and the crisis of 2008, and to examine how wages though collective bargaining and policies can play a role in bringing the world back onto a sustainable growth path.

  3. ACTRAV Symposium on Precarious Work (4-7 October, 2011)

    Worldwide, millions of workers suffer from precarious working conditions. They work, but lack decent jobs, security, protection and rights. The universality and sheer numerical dimension of the problem call for regulation on the international level. Trade Unions are expecting the ILO to live up to the Organization’s responsibility to address more comprehensively the challenge of widespread precarious employment in the world of work.

December 2010

  1. Visiting Scholar at the ILO: Expression of Interest until 7th January 2011

    The International Labour Office, the secretariat of the International Labour Organization (ILO) is offering university professors and senior academics the opportunity to spend time as visiting scholars with the Bureau for Workers’ Activities, part of the ILO Social Dialogue Sector.