22 March 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has severely affected workers and their organizations across the world. Maria Helena ANDRE, Director of the ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) explains different scenarios, which may affect the future of trade unions. She stresses also the ILO’s expectations vis-à-vis the important role of workers’ organizations to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and reinforce trade union movement.
Trade Unions in Transitions: Interview with Mr Luc Cortebeeck, Member of the Workers’ Group of the ILO Governing Body
09 March 2021
Luc Cortebeeck is a 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).
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
26 June 2020
Kari Tapiola, former Deputy-Director General of the ILO presents his study "An ILO for All Seasons" to be launched on 29th June 2020.
29 May 2020
For workers, what risks and opportunities has the COVID-19 crisis brought about? Catelene Passchier, Chair of the Workers’ Group of the ILO Governing Body shares her views on the policies needed to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. She also calls for more regulation of digital work and enhancement of social dialogue and tripartism to provide social justice and decent work for all.
04 May 2020
What should be the key policy measures to relaunch the Global economy affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic? Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) shares her views on the needs and expectations from the trade union movement on how to address the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. Ms Burrow calls also for more solidarity and the need to strengthen Multilateralism…