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.

February 2015

  1. Tripartite Meeting on the Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87) in relation to the right to strike and the modalities and practices of strike action at national level

January 2015

  1. Asian Regional Trade Unions Training on Sustainable Development, Green Jobs and Decent Work

    Organized by ITC –ACTRAV supported by GJ-ITC with GJ-A/P (ILO ROAP/DWT-Bangkok), 2-6 February 2015 at Bangkok, Thailand

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    Global Dialogue Forum on Good Practices and Challenges in Promoting Decent Work in Construction and Infrastructure Projects

    The purpose of the Forum was for tripartite constituents to highlight good practices in promoting decent work in a selected number of areas, including in large-scale infrastructure projects such as mega sports events.

  3. Application for Global Labour University Programmes in Germany, India and USA : Final Deadline

December 2014

  1. Trade Union Regional Workshop on Capacity Building of Domestic Workers Organizations and Elimination of Child Domestic Work

    The purpose of this meeting is to provide a forum for trade unions, domestic workers’ organisations and other stakeholders to discuss and share innovative approaches to reduce child domestic work through the promotion of decent work for domestic workers.

November 2014

  1. Climate Change, Decent Work and the Rural Sector

  2. India: Campaign on the Promotion of Ratification of ILO Core Conventions on Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining

October 2014

  1. Trade union unity and principles of freedom of association in Eastern Africa

    Freedom of association refers to the right of workers and employers to create and join organizations of their choice freely and without fear of reprisal or interference. This includes the right to establish and affiliate to confederations and international organizations. Linked to freedom of association is the right to collective bargaining, which allows workers to negotiate their working conditions freely with their employers.

  2. Nepal:Workers’ Mobilization for Policy Interventions

    The main objective of the conference is to draw attention of the Government of Nepal for protecting workers’ fundamental rights.

September 2014

  1. ACTRAV Symposium on the role of trade unions in the promotion of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) in the Asia- Pacific region

    35 Union leaders from 14 countries in Asia and the Pacific will participate in the Symposium to place greater emphasis on Occupational Safety and Health and promote collective bargaining in the region.

  2. Global Dialogue Forum on Wages and Working Hours in the Textiles, Clothing, Leather and Footwear Industries

    The Global Dialogue Forum on Wages and Tripartite participants will discuss ways to address wages and working hours in the textiles, clothing, leather and footwear industries.

  3. Mauritius:Trade Union Forum on Employment Policy, Gender Mainstreaming and Freedom of Association

    Organized by ILO Bureau for Workers’ Activities and ILO Country Office for Mauritius in collaboration with Confederations of Trade Unions in Mauritius; the overall objective of the trade union forum is to enhance the trade union capacity in Mauritius to understand and develop long term social and economic policies, with particular focus on national employment policy, gender issues and freedom of association.

  4. 18th American Regional Meeting, 13-16 October 2014

June 2014

  1. Trade Union Strategy Workshop on the Post 2015 development agenda

  2. 103rd Session of the International Labour Conference

April 2014

  1. One year after Rana Plaza, where are we and where do we want to go? Discussion on the ILO's role

    On year after the Rana Plaza Building Collapse, the ILO Bureau for Workers' Activities will organise a panel discussion on 28th April, to pay tribute to the memory of the victims of this tragedy, which killed 1138 workers and injured over 2000 others.

February 2014

  1. Global Development Agenda, Decent Work and Social Justice: Challenges for African Trade Union Movement

    Africa is the world's second largest continent in both land area and population—with more than 800 million people living in fifty-four countries.The trade union movement in Africa concurs with the analysis that the development challenges facing the continent are enormous, and requires not a simple solution.

December 2013

  1. Call for application to Global Labour University Programmes

    The Global Labour University (GLU) invites trade unionists and labour activists to apply to its Masters programmes in ‘Labour Policies and Globalisation’ at the University of Kassel and the Berlin School of Economics and Law (Germany) and the newly launched Masters in ‘Labor and Global Workers’ Right’s’ at Penn State University (USA).

November 2013

  1. Income Inequality, Labour Market Institutions and Workers’ Power

    Inequality is on the rise, both on a global level and within most countries. While the world economy is on a slow recovery, the spread of precarious employment relations contributes to widening the gap between the rich and the poor.

July 2013

  1. Strengthening the Core Labour Standards Ratification Campaign & Giving Importance to Youth Involvement