News and articles

March 2021

  1. Interview with Mr Luc Cortebeeck, Former Chairperson of the ILO Governing Body

    09 March 2021

    Luc Cortebeeck is a former member of the Workers’ Group of the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Governing Body. He has acted as Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson of the Governing Body, and President of the Workers’ Group. He is Honorary President of the Confederation of Christian Trade Unions of Belgium (ACV-CSC).

February 2021

  1. Trade Unions' engagement is key to implement the UN Reform and the Agenda 2030

    15 February 2021

    On the occasion of the launch of two ACTRAV flagship publications for trade unions, Maria Helena ANDRE, Director of the ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) explains why the engagement of trade unions is key for the implementation of UN Reforms and achieving progress on the SDGs. She stresses also the ILO’s expectations vis-à-vis the important role of workers’ organizations in development processes.

  2. The Role of Trade Unions in Achieving Agenda 2030

    12 February 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has severely affected workers and their organizations across the world. From January to March 2021, the efforts of the ILO Bureau for Workers’ Activities have addressed three main challenges to assist trade unions. Learn more here...

  3. Social Dialogue remains vital to build sustainable recovery from COVID-19

    01 February 2021

    A new report by the Bureau for Workers' Activities of the ILO highlights the need for global-scale responses based on effective social dialogue to recover from the COVID-19 crisis.

December 2020

  1. Russian Federation: Trade unions obtain new teleworking legislation

    14 December 2020

    New legislation adopted by the parliament of the Russian Federation will offer several benefits to workers by reinforcing social dialogue and collective agreements. The new law will enter into force on 1 January 2021.

  2. COVID-19 crisis, a wake-up call on social protection for workers

    11 December 2020

    Workers’ Organizations exchange experiences and discuss trade union advocacy strategies for strengthening social protection systems.

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    Moldova: Trade unions succeed in obtaining amendments to labour inspection law

    11 December 2020

    After years of negotiations, trade unions have obtained amendments to labour inspection law in Moldova. The new law will provide more protection to workers through increased occupational safety and health at work.

  4. COVID-19 Pandemic: How to combat disinformation?

    08 December 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic creates an opportunity for some people to cause confusion, chaos and public harm through disinformation. How trade unions can contribute to the combat against this?

  5. Why should workers’ organizations discuss skills development and lifelong learning during Covid-19?

    04 December 2020

    Skills development and lifelong learning systems that are human-centered, based on international labour standards (ILS) and the engagement of social partners through social dialogue, are key to build a better normal in the post-COVID world.

  6. COVID-19: How to combat stigma and discrimination at the workplace?

    01 December 2020

    COVID-19 outbreak has provocated stigma and discrimination against people perceived to have been in contact with the virus or people with certain ethnic backgrounds, nationalities and migrants. How trade unions can address stigma and discrimination at the workplace? Learn more here...