The Programme for Workers’ Activities is the training arm of the Bureau for Workers' Activities (ACTRAV) of the ILO. The Programme responds to the training needs of workers' organizations through courses, materials, projects and advisory services.

It is the largest international labour education programme in the world and offers free training opportunities to leaders, senior activists and technical staff of workers' organizations.

The Programme runs:

  • residential training courses in Turin
  • follow-up seminars and training activities that assess the impact of its activities, as well as providing further advanced training
  • online labour education
  • staff training for ACTRAV.

Training courses mainly concern:

  • international labour standards and the use of the ILO supervisory system
  • implementation of the Social Justice Declaration and the Decent Work Agenda
  • employment and development policies and poverty-reduction strategies
  • social protection and occupational safety and health, with a focus on HIV-AIDS
  • social dialogue
  • collective bargaining and organizing
  • gender and women workers' rights
  • training of trainers and training methodology
  • the use of information technology by trade unions.

 

The Secretary of the Workers' Group of the ILO Governing Body plays a central role in choosing the organizations eligible to send participants to the activities. No participant is enrolled directly in the activities without going through that process.

The Programme has developed a set of computer communication tools known as SoliComm, Solidarity Communications. It uses them for pre-course orientation and post-course follow-up. Moreover, labour organizations can use them for building networks, organizing educational activities, conducting campaigns and more. They encompass e-mail, mailing lists, computer conferencing, websites and an e-library.

Upcoming courses

Transición de la economía informal a la formal: estrategias sindicales y seguimiento de la Recomendación 204 de la OIT

Transición de la economía informal a la formal: estrategias sindicales y seguimiento de la Recomendación 204 de la OIT

Como seguimiento a la academia global de ACTRAV sobre el mismo tema que tuvo lugar en 2016, este curso pretende mejorar las competencias técnicas de los dirigentes sindicales, formadores y organizadores para enfrentrar las causas ocultas de la informalidad y las barreras de acceso a una verdadera economía social y solidaria. Read More

12 February 2018 - 23 February 2018

Spanish

Buenos Aires

A2511147

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Trade union training on the future of work: The role of social dialogue and collective bargaining

Trade union training on the future of work: The role of social dialogue and collective bargaining

The rapid pace of change through economic globalization and technology, as well as demographic and climatic changes, has been accompanied by rapid changes in the world of work with high levels of uncertainty and insecurity. Read More

19 February 2018 - 02 March 2018

English - Russian

Turin Centre

A4011139

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Trade union policy and organizing on labour migration

Trade union policy and organizing on labour migration

This course aims to strengthen trade unions' capacity to defend and promote the rights of migrant workers within the frameworks of the ILO's fair migration agenda and fair recruitment initiative, DWCP and SDG processes. Read More

12 March 2018 - 23 March 2018

English

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A3511138

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Global workers' academy on MNE Declaration, due diligence and Global Supply Chains and trade union strategies

Global workers' academy on MNE Declaration, due diligence and Global Supply Chains and trade union strategies

The course is aimed at developing trade unions' capacities in the area of freedom of association, organizing and collective bargaining strategies in MNEs and their supply chain. Read More

09 April 2018 - 20 April 2018

English - French - Spanish

Turin Centre

A9011140

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Formación sindical sobre el futuro del trabajo: el rol de la organización y la negociación colectiva

Formación sindical sobre el futuro del trabajo: el rol de la organización y la negociación colectiva

El ritmo acelerado de los cambios en la globalización económica mundial, la tecnología, así como los cambios demográficos y climáticos, ha venido acompañado de rápidas transformaciones en el mundo del trabajo con altos niveles de incertidumbre e inseguridad. Read More

14 May 2018 - 25 May 2018

Spanish

Mexico

A2511148

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Trade union training on employment and decent work for peace and resilience; Transition from war to peace - Recommendation 71 -

Trade union training on employment and decent work for peace and resilience; Transition from war to peace - Recommendation 71 -

In June 2016, the International Labour Conference launched the revision of the Employment (Transition from War to Peace) Recommendation, 1944 (No. Read More

18 June 2018 - 29 June 2018

English - French

Lomé, Togo

A1511141

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Trade union training on the future of work: The role of social dialogue and collective bargaining

Trade union training on the future of work: The role of social dialogue and collective bargaining

The rapid pace of change through economic globalization and technology, as well as demographic and climatic changes, has been accompanied by rapid changes in the world of work with high levels of uncertainty and insecurity. Read More

25 June 2018 - 06 July 2018

English - Arabic

Turin Centre

A5011142

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Global workers' academy on Trade Union Policy and Organizing on Labour Migration

Global workers' academy on Trade Union Policy and Organizing on Labour Migration

This course aims to strengthen trade unions' capacity to defend and promote the rights of migrant workers within the frameworks of the ILO's fair migration agenda and fair recruitment initiative, DWCP and SDG processes. Read More

02 July 2018 - 13 July 2018

English - French - Spanish

Turin Centre

A9011143

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Trade union training on the future of work: The role of social dialogue and collective bargaining

Trade union training on the future of work: The role of social dialogue and collective bargaining

The rapid pace of change in economic globalization and technology, as well as demographic and climatic changes, has been accompanied by rapid changes in the world of work with high levels of uncertainty and insecurity. Read More

17 September 2018 - 28 September 2018

English

Seoul, Korea

A3511144

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Global Workers Academy on Employment and Decent Work for Peace and Resilience; Transition from war to peace - Recommendation 71 -

Global Workers Academy on Employment and Decent Work for Peace and Resilience; Transition from war to peace - Recommendation 71 -

In June 2016, the International Labour Conference launched the revision of the Employment (Transition from War to Peace) Recommendation, 1944 (No. Read More

01 October 2018 - 12 October 2018

English - French - Spanish

Turin Centre

A9011145

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Trade union training on the future of work: The role of social dialogue and collective bargaining

Trade union training on the future of work: The role of social dialogue and collective bargaining

The rapid pace of change through economic globalization and technology, as well as demographic and climatic changes, has been accompanied by rapid changes in the world of work with high levels of uncertainty and insecurity. Read More

15 October 2018 - 26 October 2018

English - Portuguese

Kisumu, Kenya

A1511146

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Global Workers' Academy on the Future of Work: Organizing and Collective Bargaining

Global Workers' Academy on the Future of Work: Organizing and Collective Bargaining

The accelerated pace of change in globalization, technology, demographics and climate change has led to rapid transformations in the world of work and has been accompanied by high levels of uncertainty, fear and insecurity. Read More

Dates to be defined

English - French - Spanish

Turin Centre

A9010011

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