News from ACTRAV

  1. COVID-19 and Workers’Organizations: Interview with Sharan Burrow

    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…

  2. Multilateralism, SDGs and COVID-19: What role for workers'organisations?

    21 April 2020

    Why Multilaterialism and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are even more relevant as overarching responses to the COVID-19 pandemic? Maria Helena ANDRE, Director of the ILO’s Bureau for Workers ‘Activities shares her thoughts on the critical role to be played by Workers'organisations to respond effectively to the COVID-19 pandemic…

  3. © Chor Sokunthea / World Bank 2020

    Insufficient paid work affects almost half a billion people, new ILO report shows

    20 January 2020

    A lack of decent work combined with rising unemployment and persisting inequality is making it increasingly difficult for people to build better lives through their work, according to the latest edition of the ILO’s global report on employment and social trends.

  4. Promoting Core labour standards and Social Dialogue by effective implementation of the EU Association Agendas in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine

    24 September 2019

    Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine are active participants of the EU’s Eastern Partnership programme and have Association Agreements with the EU.

  5. Strong commitment of Unions can protect people with disabilities

    09 May 2019

    Strong commitment of Unions and their ability to build external partnership are needed to reduce decent work deficits for people with disabilities.

  6. Workshop in Armenia to Celebrate the Centenary of the International Labour Organization

    16 March 2019

    On March 14-15, the Confederation of Trade Unions of Armenia (CTUA) with support of the International Labour Organization organized in Agveran a workshop entitled “The ILO Centenary: Future of Work and the Role of Trade Unions in Promoting Decent Work”.

  7. Perm Hosts the ILO Centenary and the Future of Work Conference

    07 March 2019

    The ILO Centenary and the Future of Work International Conference involving international experts took place in Perm. The event was organised by the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia (FITUR), the International Labour Organization and the Perm Regional Trade Union Council.

  8. International Roundtable on the Role of Trade Union Education in Shaping the Future of Work

    06 March 2019

    A session of the international roundtable “The Role of Trade Union Education in Shaping the Future of Work” was held on March 5 at the Academy of Labour and Social Relations (ALSR) to commemorate the centenary of the institution. The event was attended by representatives of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia (FITUR), International Labour Organisation (ILO), countrywide trade unions as well as educational institutions of both Russian and international trade unions.

  9. Strengthening workers’ voices – ILO trains trade union leaders and lawyers

    19 February 2019

    Trade unions across Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) experience that the rights of workers are under threat and have voiced concerns over attempts to undermine organized labour. Although the region has an impressive track record of ratifications of ILO Core Conventions, the concerns over the lack of implementation of laws and lack of access to workers’ rights remain. ILO ACTRAV organized a seminar for trade union leaders and lawyers from CEE on the use of International Labour Standards and the ILO supervisory machinery in addressing deficiencies of workers’ rights on 26-28 November, 2018 in Budapest, Hungary.

  10. “Trade unions need to strategize to reach youth, and vulnerable workers”

    13 November 2018

    Amarjeet Kaur, General secretary, All India Trade Union Congress speaks with the ILO on the role of unions in today’s changing times, and what must be done more to strengthen workers’ rights.