Bureau for Workers' Activities (ACTRAV)

  • International Journal of Labour Research

    The Future of Work: Trade Unions in Transformation

    It has become harder for trade unions in both developed and emerging countries to protect the rights of workers and working conditions, as shown not only in the reduction of unionization, but also the fall in the labour share of income in most countries. The question therefore remains, to what extent do trade unions need to transform themselves in order to serve their members as effectively in the future as they have in the past?

  • International Labour Standards

    Web Application on Freedom of Association

    How to secure and promote freedom of association? This web application aims to explains ILO procedures and supervisory bodies can be best used to secure freedom of association.

  • 24 October – 7 November 2019

    337th Session of the Governing Body

    What are the main topics in the agenda of the 337th Session of the ILO Governing Body? Find out more here...


  • 7-8 October 2019

    Symposium on the Future of Work We Want

    How workers and their organizations can address the challenges of the Future of Work?

  • ILO Centenary

    The Driving Force of the ILO

    The International Labour Organization is celebrating its 100 years in 2019. However, there is a little-known page in the history of this tripartite Organization: Who is the driving force behind the setting up of the ILO? Discover the story of the ILO Workers Group…