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 2011

  1. 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.

  2. Regional Workshop on the Role of Trade Unions in Promoting Decent Work for Domestic Workers in Arab Countries

    The majority of domestic workers in Arab countries are migrant women from Asian and African countries. They largely live within the households that receive their services,under sponsorship arrangements. Excluded from labour and social security laws in the region, they are viewed as aliens or victims rather than workers at both the level of social perception and policy response. The undervaluation of care work at all levels leads to the undermining of workers performing it.

August 2010

  1. Global Labour University Conference, 14-16 September 2010, Berlin, Germany

    The two days Global Labour University Conference has been providing a space for generating progressive responses to this unprecedented global crisis and the challenges labour is facing. The Global Labour University invited trade unionists and academic scholars to explore ideas for a progressive alternative to the failed globalisation regime. Fundamental change is required to protect people and societies against the current economic disorder. Democratic decision making needs to be the master of the market and not vice versa. The leaflet below (pdf) describes the Conference in more detail and under Key Resources you will find additional documents from the Conference.

June 2010

  1. Message Delivered by Dan Cunniah, ACTRAV Director, on Behalf of Mr Juan Somavia, Director-General of the ILO, at the ITUC 2nd World Congress in Vancouver on Monday 21st June, 2010

  2. Multinational Enterprises and Trade Union Action in the Americas: The ILO MNEs Declaration and the OECD Guidelines

February 2010

  1. Global Labour University: Two Masters Programmes from March 2010

January 2010

  1. Six Month Training Programme: 01 April - 30 September 2010, in Germany

    ENGAGE is a short term Diploma Course on Labour Policies and Globalization. It is designed to help labour activists and trade unionists to acquire additional knowledge and tools that enable them to take an active part in public . debate and the process of policy formulation and implementation.

December 2009

  1. Global Capital Strategies and Trade Union Responses: Collective Bargaining and Transnational Trade Union Cooperation

    The ILO's Bureau for Workers' Activities (ACTRAV) is pleased to announce the secound issue of the International Journal of Labour Research (IJLR).

November 2009

  1. Recovering from the Crisis: the Implementation of the Global Jobs Pact in Africa

October 2009

  1. Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Convention No. 98: The Right to Organize and Collective Bargaining in the 21st Century

    The Bureau for Workers’ Activities of the International Labour Office is organizing an International Workers’ Symposium on the Right to Organize and Collective Bargaining, which will take place from 12 to 15 October 2009 in Geneva.

  2. International Journal of Labour Research: Trade Union Strategies Towards Global Productions Systems

    The ILO's Bureau for Workers' Activities (ACTRAV) is pleased to announce the launch of its latest publication, the International Journal of Labour Research (IJLR).

July 2009

  1. International Workers' Symposium The Role of Trade Unions in Workers' Education: The Key to Trade Union Capacity Building (2007)

October 2006

  1. Project Web Application on Freedom of Association

October 2005

  1. The Role of Trade Unions in the Global Economy and the Fight Against Poverty

September 2003

  1. Decent Work in Agriculture

September 2001

  1. ACTRAV Symposium: "Strengthen Workers’ Participation in the United Nations System and Impact on the Bretton Woods Institutions"

October 1999

  1. Trade Unions and the Informal Sector

October 1993

  1. Workers' Education and Environment