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.

September 2016

  1. Trade Union Regional Meeting on Collective Bargaining and Gender clauses

    35 Trade Unions leaders from all the region will attend this meeting from 20 to 24 September 2016.The meeting is organized by the ILO’s Bureau for Workers ‘Activities (ACTRAV), in coordination with the International Training Center (ITC) Turin and the Trade Union Confederation of Americas (TUCA). In the framework of this activity a bipartite project on equal salary will be signed by the Government of Chile and Trade Unions from public sector.

  2. Training of Trainers on Evidence-Based Collective Bargaining

    Garment is one of the priority industries for employment creation in Indonesia, along with other labour intensive industries, including textile, footwear, electronic industries, and infrastructure projects. Contributing around 10-12 percent of employment, garment is among the top five contributors to employment in manufacturing sector.

August 2016

  1. Organizing and Decent Work for Domestic Workers and Elimination of Child Labour in Domestic Work

    Domestic work is one of the largest sectors of informal sector work in urban areas in Asian countries and an important source of employment of migrant workers, predominantly women and children. Globally, one in every 13 female wage worker is employed in domestic work. Developing countries in Asia are a major source of international migrants working as domestics both within Asia and beyond.

July 2016

  1. ILO Regional Seminar on the Role of Trade Unions in Facilitating the Transition from the Informal to the Formal Economy

    The seminar invites around 42 participants, including 30 persons from trade unions in South Asia and ACFTU in China as a donor organisation, as well as 12 resource persons

June 2016

  1. Trade Union Workshop on Sustainable Development, Green Jobs and Decent Work in Indonesia

    This initial training workshop is aimed at providing an overview and common understanding among key trade union representatives in Indonesia, on the concepts of ‘Sustainable Development, Inclusive Growth, Green Jobs & relevance of Decent Work mechanisms to achieving these.

  2. Webinar: Outcomes of the 105th Session of the ILC

    A 1.5 hour webinar in which members of the DWT of the ILO Office for the Caribbean will share the main objectives of each of the Reports and the Outcomes produced by the respective Committees.

March 2016

  1. Panel discussion: “Addressing the labour market impacts of refugees and other forcibly displaced people”

    The ILO's Governing Body held a high-level panel with heads of relevant international organizations to share their views on the impacts of refugees and other forcibly displaced people on host societies and their labour markets, and to explore ways of enhancing the ILO’s role and inter-agency cooperation.

February 2016

  1. Conference on Indonesia’s Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals: Toward Decent Work for All

    Two-day Conference demonstrating the commitment and responses of Indonesia to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Conference will be attended by key Indonesian labour actors and will be facilitated by ILO's experts and specialists.

January 2016

  1. Global Labour University Masters’ Programmes and Online Course

December 2015

  1. Workers’ Symposium on Decent Work in Global Supply Chains

    Trade union representatives, senior ILO officials and experts from Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, and the Arab regions will attend the symposium to discuss and agree on how best to promote Decent work in the Global Supply Chains.

  2. © Aristocrats-hat 2020

    2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development follow-up and implementation:role for Trade Unions

November 2015

  1. © Teplyakov, Litvinov / Gazprom 2020

    Tripartite Sectoral Meeting on Occupational Safety and Health and Skills in the Oil and Gas Industry Operating in Polar and Subarctic Climate Zones of the Northern Hemisphere

  2. ILO trains 56 government and trade union officials on new labour rules

    ILO has provided training to help government officials and senior trade union leaders better understand the newly adopted Bangladesh Labour Rules.

August 2015

  1. ILO and social partners meet to discuss collective bargaining and bipartite social dialogue in the region

    The ILO and employers’ and workers’ representatives gathered from Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia to review practices of collective bargaining and bipartite social dialogue in the region.

  2. Application for Global Labour University Programmes in Brazil and South Africa

  3. Labour Research Service and ILO National Minimum Wage Workshop

    The workshop is aimed at building ongoing platform for the development of a comprehensive discussion on minimum wage.

July 2015

  1. Certificate Course in Trade Unionism for Social Justice in East Africa

  2. 4th Conference on Regulating for Decent Work: Developing and Implementing Policies for a Better Future at Work

    Together with universities from around the globe, the ILO is holding a conference to discuss policies for a better future at work.

  3. Conclusions of the Committee on the Applications of Standards (2015)

    In the framework of the 104th International Labour Conference that took place in June 2015, the Committee on the Application of Standards (CAS) adopted conclusions on the 24 countries selected to provide information and explanations on the implementation of ILO Conventions.

  4. ‘No one should work this way’ Preventing the abuse of domestic workers

    Photos taken by the renowned photographer Steve McCurry of abused domestic workers will be exhibited at the Foreign Correspondents Club in Hong Kong SAR during the month of July. In addition, an opening event and presentation on the photo project will take place on Thursday 2nd July.