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.

2012

  1. Interview with Tim Lyons, Assistant Secretary of the Australian Council of Trade Unions

    19 January 2012

    Tim Lyons, who was the Workers' group spokesperson at the 15th ILO Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting, talks about the situation of workers in Fiji, the promotion of ILO Conventions in Australia, and what the Australian Council of Trade Unions expects from the ILO...

  2. Barbados: Workshop on Enabling Environment for Sustainable Enterprises

    17 January 2012

    The Bureau for Workers' Activities (ACTRAV) took part in a workshop held in Bridgetown (Barbados) on 16 and 17 January on Enabling Environment for Sustainable Enterprises.

  3. 15th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting: “We hope that all the participants will contribute to the implementation of these conclusions …” said Ms Sulistri from KSBSI

    05 January 2012

    At the end of the 15th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM) held in Kyoto from 4-7 December 2011, the General-Secretary of the Confederation of Indonesia Prosperity Trade Union (KSBSI), Ms Sulistri Afrileston hoped that the Conclusions adopted during the meeting would be implemented.

2011

  1. Libreville: Sub-regional workshop on the evaluation and consolidation of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) training programmes for Workers' Organizations in Francophone Africa.

    16 December 2011

    The ILO's Bureau for Workers' Activities (ACTRAV) and the Programme on Safety and Health at Work and the Environment (SafeWork) have held a sub-regional workshop on the evaluation and consolidation of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) training programmes for workers' organizations in francophone Africa.

  2. Gender: Trade Union Confederation of the Americas (TUCA)’ Training for Worker Facilitators on the ILO Participatory Gender Audit(PGA)

    16 December 2011

    The Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV), together with the Bureau for Gender Equality of ILO and TUCA, held a joint Americas Regional Training for Worker Facilitators on the ILO Participatory Gender Audit(PGA), in San José (Costa Rica), from 12 to 16 December 2011.

  3. Indonesia: Sub-regional Seminar on Strengthening Union Capacity Overcoming Multiplicity of Unions in South East Asia

    14 December 2011

    From 12 to 14 December 2011, the ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) organized a regional seminar in Jakarta on Strengthening Union Capacity Overcoming Multiplicity of Unions in South East Asia.

  4. Situation of Workers in Fiji

    12 December 2011

    The General Secretary of the Fiji Public Service Association, Rajeshwar Singh welcomed the resolution adopted by the 15th Asia Pacific Regional Meeting on the situation of workers in Fiji.

  5. Beijing: Seminar on Precarious Work

    10 December 2011

    The Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV), together with the All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) and the ILO County Office for China and Mongolia in Beijing, held a joint seminar on Precarious Work in Beijing from 9 to 10 December 2011.

  6. Johannesburg: Second Congress of ITUC-Africa

    27 November 2011

    The Director of the Bureau for Workers' Activities (ACTRAV), Dan Cunniah, took part in the Second Congress of the African Regional Organization of the International Trade Union Federation (ITUC-Africa), which was held in Johannesburg from 25 to 27 November 2011.

  7. Chad: Interview with Adjia François Djondang, General Secretary of Union of Trade Unions of Chad (UST)

    25 November 2011

  8. Lome: Seminar on productivity and productivity-based bargaining for workers

    25 November 2011

    The Bureau for Workers' Activities, together with the Japanese Trade Union Confederation (JTUC-RENGO) held a seminar in Lomé, Togo, on 21-25 November 2011.

  9. Economic Crisis and Austerity Measures: Interview with Luc Cortebeeck

    25 November 2011

    At the end of the 312th Session of the ILO Governing Body, the Chair of the Workers' group explains its position on the austerity measures planned in a number of countries. These steps will make workers even more vulnerable, at a time when they have already been hit by the crisis. He also talks about the ILO's international labour standards, which are seen as a response to the crisis...

  10. Montevideo: Seminar on Multinational Enterprises

    23 November 2011

    Following a seminar held in Montevideo on 22-23 November 2011, trade unions of Latin America are committed to strengthen their cooperation on multinational enterprises at the confederal and sectoral levels.

  11. Situation in Arab Countries: “The independence of the trade union movement is necessary …”, explains Walid Hamdan from ILO-ACTRAV

    30 October 2011

  12. Palestine: A new ILO decent work strategy (2012-2014) will be launched in early 2012 for the occupied Palestinian territory.

    26 October 2011

  13. Lima: Meeting of the Technical Working Group on Trade Union Reform

    26 October 2011

  14. Asia and the Pacific: Bipartite Worker-Employer Workshop on Decent Work

    21 October 2011

  15. Colombo: Sub Regional Seminar on Strengthening Union Capacity in order to Achieve Decent Work

    19 October 2011

  16. Seminar in Jakarta on Trade Union Capacity Building

    14 October 2011

  17. Johannesburg: 12th African Regional Meeting

    14 October 2011