Videos

2021

  1. Post Covid-19: Towards Trade Union Revitalization

    23 July 2021

    The COVID-19 crisis has exposed and aggravated existing challenges and has put increasing pressure on trade unions. Trade union membership is declining, both in developed and in developing countries. The future of trade unions will depend on their responses to the pandemic.

  2. Future of Trade Unions: the experience from Australia

    19 July 2021

    The world of work is undergoing a major process of changes in particular driven by technological development, climate change, demographic shifts and Globalization. In this context, what could be the future of trade unions? Emma Kingdon from the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) shares her views on the future of Unions...

  3. Meet the authors of IJLR 2021: Alexandra Barrantes, Development Pathways

    28 June 2021

    Alexandra Barrantes, Senior Social Policy Specialist of Development Pathways, is one of the authors of the article entitled "Workers’ rights and human rights – resolving historical tensions through a multi-tiered social security agenda". Alexandra explains why she contributed to the new edition of the International Journal of Labour Research and highlights the key findings of the article .#IJLR2021

  4. Meet the authors of IJLR 2021: Sylvester Kisonzo, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa

    28 June 2021

    Sylvester Kisonzo, Chief ICT technical officer of Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa , is one of the authors of the article entitled "Digitalize, Adapt and Innovate: Challenges and opportunities for trade unions amidst COVID-19 pandemic and the recovery period ". Sylvester explains why he contributed to the new edition of the International Journal of Labour Research and highlights the key findings of the article .#IJLR2021

  5. Meet the authors of IJLR 2021: Michael Akuupa, Labour Resources and Research Institute, Namibia

    28 June 2021

    Michael Akuupa, Director of the Labour Resources and Research Institute of Namibia , is one of the authors of the article entitled "Macroeconomic policies for a job-led growth and recovery following Covid-19 pandemic with emphasis in sub-Saharan Africa ". Michael explains why he contributed to the new edition of the International Journal of Labour Research and highlights the key findings of the article .#IJLR2021

  6. Meet the authors of IJLR 2021: Shea McClanahan, Development Pathways

    28 June 2021

    Shea McClanahan, Senior Social Policy Specialist of Development Pathways, is one of the authors of the article entitled "Workers’ rights and human rights – resolving historical tensions through a multi-tiered social security agenda". Shea explains why she contributed to the new edition of the International Journal of Labour Research and highlights the key findings of the article .#IJLR2021

  7. Meet the authors of IJLR 2021: Mohammed Mwamadzingo, ILO

    28 June 2021

    Mohammed Mwamadzingo, Senior economist at the ILO, is one of the authors of the article entitled "Trade union membership dynamics amidst COVID-19 ". M. Mwamadzingo explains why he contributed to the new edition of the International Journal of Labour Research and highlights the key findings of the article .#IJLR2021

  8. Meet the authors of IJLR 2021: Dr Jukka Takala, International Commission on Occupational Health

    28 June 2021

    Dr Jukka Takala, President of the International Commission on Occupational Health, is one of the authors of the article entitled "Work-related injuries, diseases and Covid-19 ". Dr Takala explains why he contributed to the new edition of the International Journal of Labour Research and highlights the key findings of the article .#IJLR2021

  9. Meet the authors of IJLR 2021: Michele Ford, University of Sydney

    28 June 2021

    Michele Ford, Professor at the University of Sydney is one of the authors of the article entitled "Southeast Asian Unions Respond to the Pressure of COVID-19". She explains why she contributed to the new edition of the International Journal of Labour Research and highlights the key findings of the article .#IJLR2021

  10. Meet the authors of IJLR 2021: Dimitris Stevis, Colorado State University

    28 June 2021

    Dimitris Stevis, Professor at the Colorado State University is one of the authors of the article entitled "Towards a just transition for all: Lessons from the pandemic". He explains why he contributed to the new edition of the International Journal of Labour Research and highlights the key findings of the article .#IJLR2021

  11. Violence and harassment in world of work: Thoughts of Felix Anthony, Fiji

    25 June 2021

    ILO Convention 190 on Violence and Harassment enters into force today, 25th June 2021. Since the adoption of this convention in 2019, unions have played an important role to end violence and harassment in the world work. Felix Anthony, National Secretary (FTUC) and General Secretary of National Union of Workers (NUW ) shares the experience in Fiji...

  12. Meet the Specialists: Magnus Berge, Workers organizations

    14 June 2021

    Magnus Berge, Senior Specialist for Workers' Organizations explains how he supports ILO work with Trade Unions in Central and Eastern Europe. He promotes Trade Unions so that they can work more effectively to improve working conditions of workers and to protect workers' rights across the region. He advises Trade Unions when their rights are violated. ILO work with Workers organizations focuses on four areas: 1) helping Trade Unions modernize their operations and structures, 2) improve their service delivery to members, 3) helping them to communicate better about laws, workers' rights and services available for them, and 4) helping to draft good policy proposals on labour laws based on International Labour Standards.

  13. ILO Support to Workers’ Organizations during the COVID 19 Pandemic

    07 June 2021

    COVID-19 has been a global human catastrophe. Since March 2020, the ILO Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) has been at the forefront to ensure that workers’ organizations have the information and assistance they need to mitigate the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic..

  14. COVID-19: Three priorities to assist Unions in 2021…

    19 March 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has severely affected workers and their organizations across the world. From January to March 2021, the efforts of the ILO Bureau for Workers’ Activities have addressed three main challenges to assist trade unions. Learn more here...

2020

  1. COVID-19 Pandemic: How to combat disinformation?

    08 December 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic creates an opportunity for some people to cause confusion, chaos and public harm through disinformation. How trade unions can contribute to the combat against this?

  2. Why should workers’ organizations discuss skills development and lifelong learning during Covid-19?

    04 December 2020

    Skills development and lifelong learning systems that are human-centered, based on international labour standards (ILS) and the engagement of social partners through social dialogue, are key to build a better normal in the post-COVID world.

  3. COVID-19: How to combat stigma and discrimination at the workplace?

    01 December 2020

    COVID-19 outbreak has provocated stigma and discrimination against people perceived to have been in contact with the virus or people with certain ethnic backgrounds, nationalities and migrants. How trade unions can address stigma and discrimination at the workplace? Learn more here...

  4. New ILO Collection of Publications for Workers

    25 November 2020

    Discover the new Workers digital collection with over 1400 ILO publications dedicated to workers and their organizations.

  5. COVID-19: How to end violence and harassment in the world of work?

    12 November 2020

    Some of the necessary emergency measures adopted to suppress the transmission of covid-19 have exposed and exacerbated various forms of violence and harassment in the world of work. How can unions eradicate violence and harassment in the workplace during and after the COVID-19 pandemic? Here's a video to get you started...

  6. COVID-19 Pandemic: How does the ILO support workers’ organizations?

    05 November 2020

    Since March 2020, the ILO Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) has been at the forefront to ensure that workers’ organizations have the information and assistance they need to mitigate the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here some services and actions provided by ACTRAV towards workers'organizations across the world...