News from ACTRAV

  1. International Labour Conference 2021: What are the lessons learned from the Social Security Committee?

    28 June 2021

    The first part of the 109th session of the International Labour Conference ends on the 19th of June 2021. Magnús M. Norðdahl, Workers’ Spokesperson of the Recurrent Discussion Committee: Social security (CDR), shares the workers’ perspective about the lessons learned from this session.

  2. 109th Session of International Labour Conference: What are the challenges and opportunities for workers?

    31 May 2021

    Annette Mpundu Chipeleme, Workers’ Vice President of the 109th session of the International Labour Conference speaks about the challenges and opportunities of this first ever virtual session. She stresses the need to include international labour standards at the heart of recovery policies to combat the COVID-19 pandemic…

  3. Trade Unions in Transition: Interview with Maria Helena André

    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.

  4. 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).

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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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.

  8. 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”.

  9. 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.

  10. Launch of "An ILO for All Seasons": Interview with Kari Tapiola

    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.