Press releases

ACTRAV Info sheets are communiqués on positions taken by the International Labour Office affecting workers and on the positions of the Workers' Group within the organization's various forums.

2022

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    Trade unions adopt conclusion for just economy, decent work in South-East Asia

    13 October 2022

    At a sub-regional conference held in the Philippines, workers organizations from 10 South-East Asian countries adopted a joint resolution to revitalize in a changing world of work and outlined concrete measures to collaborate and create a just, sustainable and fair economy, that enables decent work for all workers.

  2. Philippines to host trade union post-COVID sub-regional conference

    04 October 2022

    Over 30 trade unions and workers' organizations representatives from 10 countries in Asia and the Pacific will convene in the Philippines for a sub-regional conference to promote decent work, which aims to improve the living conditions of millions of workers still affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  3. Unions must work together and find ways to organize new forms of work

    26 September 2022

    Trade unions need to strengthen their unity, attract more young people and organize workers in the digital economy, according to a new report.

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    Workers in rural areas face severe decent work deficits

    07 July 2022

    About 80 per cent of the world’s poor live in rural areas where they face governance gaps, informality, underdeveloped production systems, limited access to public services and inadequate social protection coverage.

  5. Expand social protection coverage to limit the effects of the pandemic, say trade unions

    05 July 2022

    Trade union leaders and representatives from around the world agreed that extending social protection coverage and strengthening social protection systems is of highest priority. The fallout from the pandemic has underlined the need for governments to make social protection a reality for all.

2021

  1. Trade Unions matter in a human-centred recovery from COVID-19

    24 June 2021

    The new edition of the International Journal of Labour Research explores strategies to help workers and their organizations shape COVID-19 response policies and advocate for social justice and workers’ rights.

  2. Social Dialogue remains vital to build sustainable recovery from COVID-19

    01 February 2021

    A new report by the Bureau for Workers' Activities of the ILO highlights the need for global-scale responses based on effective social dialogue to recover from the COVID-19 crisis.

2020

  1. COVID-19 crisis, a wake-up call on social protection for workers

    11 December 2020

    Workers’ Organizations exchange experiences and discuss trade union advocacy strategies for strengthening social protection systems.

  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. 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.

  4. Responses to COVID-19: International Labour Standards and tripartite cooperation needed, says the ILO

    29 June 2020

    ILO tools developed over 100 years help to address effectively the global crisis of COVID-19.

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    In times of crisis, solidarity between workers and employers is paramount, says the ILO

    09 April 2020

    Past crises show that workers and employers need to work together to address the impact of COVID-19, says a new joint report from the International Labour Organization’s workers’ and employers’ groups.

  6. The world of work and COVID-19: How countries are responding

    09 April 2020

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take its toll in many countries, the ILO is publishing a digest of the actions taken by its member States and their social partners, to lessen the impact on their economies and labour markets.

  7. ILO defers International Labour Conference until 2021 due to COVID-19

    06 April 2020

    In view of the severe restrictions on travel and personal interaction implemented worldwide and the need to ensure the well-being of delegates and staff, the 109th session of the International Labour Conference will take place next year.

  8. ILO Governing Body will not hold its March meeting due to Covid-19

    04 March 2020

    The decision follows a risk assessment and consultations with the Swiss authorities. It means that Governing Body business will be dealt with later in the year.

2019

  1. © Monty Rakusen/Cultura Creative 2022

    ILO launches new statistics portal

    05 November 2019

    A new ILO website provides a wealth of labour data for a range of users including labour researchers, journalists, experts who want to produce their own data, as well as the general public.

  2. ILO Commission of Inquiry issues report on complaint against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

    03 October 2019

    The Commission of Inquiry set up by the ILO Governing Body to examine a complaint against the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has adopted its report.

  3. Future of trade unions depends on organizing the informal economy

    20 June 2019

    A new report reveals that organizing workers in the informal economy may spark the renewal of the trade union movement. This can be done by expanding membership and collective bargaining coverage in the informal economy in order to protect labour rights, project a united voice and influence social and economic policies.

  4. ILO and All China Federation of Trade Unions join forces to implement decent work in Asia Pacific

    15 June 2019

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) signed today a cooperation agreement with All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) to enhance the institutional capacities of trade unions in Asia and the Pacific.

  5. Plamen Dimitrov, elected Vice-president of the Conference

    10 June 2019