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.


  1. Labour migration: Towards more cooperation between Trade Unions in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay

    05 April 2017

  2. Communication: Challenges and strategies for trade unions

    31 January 2017

    Communication officials and trade union activists from Africa, Asia and the Pacific, the Arab States, Europe and the Americas are to meet in Geneva to discuss communication challenges and strategies for strengthening trade unions.


  1. International labour standards training delivered to Unions in Turin

    05 December 2016

  2. ILO, Russian Federation Sign New Cooperation Accord, Set Key Priorities

    21 November 2016

    Programme of Cooperation to focus on improving employment opportunities, labour productivity, working conditions, the social security system and strengthening labour standards over the next four years.

  3. © Núcleo Editorial 2020

    ILO: Non-standard forms of employment, a feature of the contemporary world of work

    14 November 2016

    Ensuring decent work for all non-standard forms of employment (NSFE) will require specific policies.

  4. A new step towards trade union unity in Mauritius

    31 October 2016

    With the support of the ILO’s Bureau for Workers ‘Activities (ACTRAV), 7 confederations will implement the trade union council platform in order to enhance trade union unity in Mauritius.

  5. Amicable settlement of labor disputes finally works

    25 October 2016

    The new mechanism for amicable settlement of labor disputes recently established in The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia provides faster, more efficient and free of charge extrajudicial resolution of collective and individual labor disputes. It is good not only for workers and employers, but also for the country as a whole through favoring social peace in the workplace and thus economic growth.

  6. Towards Trade Union Unity in Uganda

    12 October 2016

    With the support of the ILO’s Bureau for Workers ‘Activities (ACTRAV), 42 unions adopted a resolution to enhance trade union unity in Uganda.

  7. ILO encourages unions to adopt new approaches to communication

    05 October 2016

    ILO, regional Arab trade unions re-think communication strategies and practices in a fast changing media landscape.

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

    14 September 2016

    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.

  9. Unions intensify cooperation to promote decent work for domestic workers and eliminate child labour

    11 August 2016

  10. Asia Pacific: Unions undertake commitment to organize informal workers

    09 August 2016

  11. © ILO 2020

    Achievements and the way forward to protect the rights of migrant domestic workers

    23 June 2016

    On Thursday June 23rd, representatives of Polish and Ukrainian trade unions gathered in Lviv, Ukraine for a one-day workshop organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO) to discuss achievements under the Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers and their Families (GAP-MDW) in the Ukraine-Poland migration corridor.

  12. ILO Governing Body elects Dr. Ulrich Seidenberger as new chairperson

    11 June 2016

    Ambassador Seidenberger from Germany will head the International Labour Organization’s executive body for the period 2016-2017.

  13. Juncker: Social dialogue should return to centre of economic development

    09 June 2016

    Addressing the International Labour Conference the President of the European Commission has called on the ILO to partner with the EU to support economic integration and social progress around the globe.

  14. ILO calls on EU countries to boost and modernize social dialogue

    20 May 2016

    ILO Deputy Director-General insists on the crucial role social dialogue can play to achieve balanced, sustainable and inclusive growth in European countries.

  15. ILO Director-General expresses concern over freedom of association in Egypt

    08 April 2016

    “I wish to stress that it is the responsibility of the Government to ensure the application of the international labour Conventions on freedom of association that it has freely ratified and which must be respected by all state authorities,” said Guy Ryder in a letter to the Egyptian President.

  16. ILO's statement on Trade Unions law in Cambodia

    04 April 2016

    The ILO Country Office for Thailand, Cambodia and Lao PDR takes note of today’s decision of the National Assembly to adopt a Law on Trade Unions.

  17. © Vladimir Mladenovic / ILO 2020

    New mechanism for amicable settlement of labour disputes available to workers and employers

    02 February 2016

    A EU funded project on “Promoting Social Dialogue” implemented by the ILO has established a new mechanism for amicable settlement of labour disputes thus contributing to building and maintaining harmonious and productive workplace relations in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

  18. Multi-employer collective bargaining offers workers, employers new opportunities

    14 January 2016

    The success of this agreement, the first one of its kind, can help Viet Nam successfully implement the Trans-Pacific Partnership obligations as a member state of the ILO.