News and articles

November 2020

  1. New ILO Collection of Publications for Workers

    25 November 2020

    Discover the new Workers digital collection with over 1400 ILO publications dedicated to workers and their organizations.

  2. Skills and lifelong learning critical for all workers

    18 November 2020

    A new guide addresses the challenges facing workers needing to update their skills and embark on lifelong learning.

  3. COVID-19: How to end violence and harassment in the world of work?

    12 November 2020

    Some of the necessary emergency measures adopted to suppress the transmission of covid-19 have exposed and exacerbated various forms of violence and harassment in the world of work. How can unions eradicate violence and harassment in the workplace during and after the COVID-19 pandemic? Here's a video to get you started...

  4. COVID-19 Pandemic: How does the ILO support workers’ organizations?

    05 November 2020

    Since March 2020, the ILO Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) has been at the forefront to ensure that workers’ organizations have the information and assistance they need to mitigate the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here some services and actions provided by ACTRAV towards workers'organizations across the world...

  5. Effects of COVID-19 on Tajikistan’s Health Care and Health Workers. Pandemic Response, Social Dialogue and Policies to Promote Occupational Safety and Health of Tajikistan’s Health Workers at Work

    03 November 2020

    On November 3, 2020 the Nationwide Committee of Tajikistan’s Health Care and Social Protection Workers Union supported by the ILO Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) in Dushanbe held a video conference “Effects of COVID-19 on Tajikistan’s Health Care and Health Workers. Pandemic Response, Social Dialogue and Policies to Promote Occupational Safety and Health of Tajikistan’s Health Workers at Work”.

  6. 9th BRICS Trade Union Forum

    02 November 2020

    The forum was attended by 106 delegates representing 13 national trade union centres which bring together almost 400 million workers, and by honorary guests from Russia and beyond.

October 2020

  1. Webinar: Skills development and Lifelong Learning: the Role of Trade Unions

    12 October 2020

    A Global webinar bringing together workers’ organizations, technical experts, academics and senior ILO officials was held on the November 18th 2020 to launch the guide: “Skills Development and Lifelong Learning: Resource Guide for Workers’Organizations” .

July 2020

  1. COVID-19 pandemic: Why youth employment must be a priority for Unions?

    30 July 2020

    Young workers are over represented in sectors that have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The youth employment must be a priority on the agenda of trade unions. Here is why...

  2. COVID-19 pandemic and Migrant workers: What role for Trade Unions?

    30 July 2020

    There are 164 millions migrant workers around the world and they have been very impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. How can trade unions protect migrant workers during the COVID-19 crisis? Learn more here..

  3. Workers’ organizations are essential to promote and put into practice ILO standards on Violence and Harassment

    03 July 2020

    Social dialogue including collective bargaining remains a vital instrument for workers’organizations to advocate for the ratification and implementation of these new ILO standards on violence and harassment in the world of work.