Press release

Future of Work: ILO calls for more engagement of workers’ organizations

At a high-level meeting in Almaty, the Director of the ILO’s Bureau for Workers’Activities (ACTRAV) calls for more engagement of workers’organisations in the discussion and promotion of the ILO’s future of work initiative.

Press release | Almaty, Kazakhstan | 14 September 2016
ALMATY (ACTRAV INFO )-The Director of the ILO’s Bureau for Workers ‘Activities (ACTRAV), Maria Helena ANDRE, has underlined the importance for workers ‘organizations to take a lead in the discussion on the future of work launched by the ILO.

In opening remarks to the high-level meeting of union leaders from Central Asian countries, Maria Helena Andre noted that “the participation of workers ‘organizations in the debate on the future of work is crucial, because it presents a unique opportunity to reply to the challenges in the world of work”.

The Director of ACTRAV said that the ILO will continue to support national workers’ organizations to build new capacities and knowledge to engage in the discussion and promotion of the ILO’s Future of Work initiative.

Union leaders from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan participated in the high-level meeting which took place in Almaty (Kazakhstan). Three out six national trade unions leaders from Central Asian countries are women.

The event was organized jointly by ACTRAV and the ILO’s Sub-Regional Office in Moscow.

The meeting came in the context of the “Future of Work Initiative” which was launched by the ILO in 2015 inviting all its member States to undertake “Future of Work” dialogues based around four conversations on work and society, decent jobs for all, the organization of work and production, and the governance of work.

For more information, please contact:
Sergeyus Glovackas
Senior Specialist in Workers’Activities